By Margaret Kamba
President and First Secretary of ZANU PF, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa is walking the talk on Corona Virus prevention strategies as he got screened today at his Munhumutapa Offices.
This screening process is now a norm in various places including government and public institutions. ZANUPF Headquarters has also instituted screening processes and machines upon entry as it moves towards implementing the President’s directive.
Cde Mnangagwa earlier this week highlighted that most government and public institutions would be equipped with test kits in order to protect the people of Zimbabwe from the deadly COVID-19.
President Mnangagwa took time to have the sanitizer put in his hand, rubbed it throughout his fingers followed by a temperature check. Like any ordinary person, he inquired if the temperature recorded was normal.
Earlier this week, he had this to say about how the country was proactive. “While all our major entry ports into the country will remain operational, screening, testing and other WHO recommended measures will be enforced vigorously.
To reduce the likelihood of infections and the spread of the deadly virus, government has now put all hospitals and health facilities on high alert. Kits and other accessories for screening, handling, testing and treatment continue to be availed. More isolation and treatment centres are being identified, designated and equipped appropriately in order to strengthen government preparedness against the pandemic.
The President has said, “We must continue to heighten our vigilance, always acting with care, consideration and compassion. Individuals presenting clinical symptoms of the virus must come forward for tests and attention, including embarking on voluntary social distancing and submitting to all other control measures deemed necessary, for the collective good.”