By Ransom Mandhlazi
PRESIDENT and First Secretary Cde E.D Mnangagwa has urged Zimbabwe not to be carried away by the increased number of people recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic, but to remain vigilant through practicing social distancing, good hygiene and wearing masks in public areas.
In his address to the 340th Ordinary Session of the Politburo, President Mnangagwa said Government through the National Covid 19 taskforce, remains seized with ensuring that transmission of the pandemic is minimised.
“The numbers of positive cases continue to rise with the majority attributed mainly to our returning residents. We are thankful that to date, the number of the deceased has not increased and remain at four, while those who have recovered are now 46.
“Lets us not relax but remain vigilant by practicing social distancing, good hygiene of washing or sanitizing our hands as well as wearing masks in public areas,” said President Mnangagwa.
He commended the Party for increased efforts in educating the grassroots membership about the Covid 19 pandemic.
“I would like to commend the Party for its increased visibility in educating our grassroots membership on Covid 19 pandemic.
“It is also noteworthy that in the face of the Covid 19 pandemic, Party members have demonstrated community spirit by mobilising resources, PPEs and basic commodities for the less privileged.
“This is who we are as Zimbabweans, Let us continue practicing such acts of love and unity, in the true spirit of Ubuntu,” he added.
Despite limited resources due to economic sanctions imposed by America and its allies, Zimbabwe has recorded a small number of COVID 19 pandemic patients with most affected attributable to returning citizens.
To date, Zimbabwe has 320 confirmed Covid 19 cases, four deaths and 46 recoveries. The recovery cases are as a result of Government’s commitment to ensuring healthcare remains a priority as enshrined in the 2018 People's manifesto.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has hit the entire world with devastating effects, both through lives lost and a severe economic downturn.