President declares Corona Virus a national disaster

President declares Corona Virus a national disaster

President declares Corona Virus a national disaster


By Margaret Kamba

President and First Secretary of the ZANU PF Party has declared the Corona Virus COVID19 a National Disaster as the country moves towards protecting the lives of its citizenry.

The virus which was first recorded in the People’s Republic of China last year has killed thousands while spreading beyond borders and continents.Speaking during a press briefing held at the State House, President Mnangagwa
“My government has decided that the Corona Virus pandemic be declared a National Disaster. This allows government to mobilise resources and take necessary measures in dealing with the pandemic. With immediate effect and for a unified and coordinated effort, I have directed that our National Disaster Management Machinery extend its mandate and focus to dealing with the pandemic, with the Ministry of Health and Child Care as the lead agency,” Cde Mnangagwa said.

“Travellers from high risk countries are encouraged to postpone their travel arrangements to Zimbabwe for the next 30 days starting from 20th March, 2020. Equally, Zimbabweans are discouraged from travelling to, through and from high risk countries during the same period. Non-essential travel must be avoided or discouraged by all of us.”
Government has decided to postpone, curtail or cancel public events, gatherings and activities. In that respect government has postponed the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair ZITF, all National Independence celebrations previously planned and pending International Sporting Fixtures until the threat of Corona Virus recedes.
All these activities will resume as soon as we are satisfied that our nations is no longer at risk.

Resources originally earmarked for these events will now be redirected towards strengthening our defences against Corona Virus and towards Drought Mitigation. Gatherings of more than 100 people, including those for purposes of worship and weddings stand suspended for the next 60 days after which the suspension will be reviewed.”
Ministry of information "As we go into festivities knowing the huge gatherings that come with it, all gatherings such as church meetings, weddings, conferences and others are hereby being discouraged"

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What is ZANU PF? Zimbabwe African National Union- Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) is a total Political, Indigenous Economic Emancipation and a National Liberation Movement Package for Zimbabweans by Zimbabweans prepared to shed their blood in defence of their Sovereignty at all times. Its a liberation movement which thrives on and cherishes National Unity which has created the sound condition of Peace and Security which Zimbabwe has enjoyed and a rare gift many countries dream of. Is driven by its Democratic African Values where the leadership is accountable to the membership which elected it, hence the holding of District Conferences, the Annual People’s Conference and the National People’s Congress. Aims and Objectives To establish and sustain a society that cherishes African Values and to create conditions for economic independence, prosperity and equitable distribution of wealth of the nation. To preserve and defend the National Sovereignty and Independence of Zimbabwe. To Uphold and apply fully the rule of Law, Equality before the law and Equality of opportunities for all people in Zimbabwe, regardless of race, tribe sex, religion or origin. Continue to participate in the worldwide struggle for the complete eradication of imperialism, colonialism and all forms of racism. To support and promote all effects for the attainment of the Pan African goal for the complete independence and unity of African states. To oppose resolutely, tribalism, regionalism and forms of exploitation of man by man.

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