By Margaret Kamba
The wearing of face masks is now mandatory and will be enforced without exception says ZANU PF
President and First Secretary Cde E.D Mnangagwa.
This declaration follows Zimbabwe’s getting into level two of the National Lockdown. Todays is day 37 and people have been opened to some free movement thereby increasing the chances of exposure for them. The use of masks which is recommended by the World Health Organisation is believed to be one measure which lessens the risk of contact for people.
The Czech Republic used the masks as a strategy to keep its people safe from the deadly Corona
Virus pandemic which has exposed millions globally and killed hundreds of thousands. Speaking during the 339 the session of the Politburo in Harare, Cde ED Mnangagwa said the Ministry of Health and Child Care is scaling up testing centres to ensure that more people are tested.
“The number of people who have tested positive remain fairly low at 34, however, we must
continue being vigilant. Going forward government through the Ministry of Health and Child Care
and other stakeholders are increasing the number of testing centres to enable more people to be
tested,” Cde Mnangagwa said.
Meanwhile, we will continue to ensure the requisite mandatory quarantine of returnees as well as
those exposed to positive cases. The wearing of masks outdoors is now mandatory and this
requirement will be enforced without exception.”