Complacency Draws Back Covid-19 Fight ln Mash West Hotspots

Admore Mbonda in Hurungwe. |  3 months ago | LOCAL

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has raised concern over the complacency by residents in Covid-19 hotspot districts of Kariba, Hurungwe and Makonde to adhere to set guidelines to prevent the further spread of the pandemic.

Mashonaland West provincial medical director, Dr Gift Masoja said his ministry was deeply worried by lack of adherence to Covid-19 lockdown regulations such as wearing face masks, sanitising and keeping physical distancing.

Dr Masoja also lamented the continued travelling of people into and out of the Covid-19 danger zones.

 Dr Masoja said new Covid-19 infections increased in June, surpassing previous recorded figures since the onset of the pandemic last year.

The province witnessed 1 015 new positive cases this month alone of the total 3 144 recorded so far.

 Kariba district police commander, Chief Superintendent Misheck Ngorima said police were maintaining vigilance in enforcing Covid-19 lockdown regulations at roadblocks and were conducting both night and daylight patrols, which have witnessed 83 arrests for various violations of the lockdown.