By ZBC Reporter
Cabinet Taskforce on COVID-19 Chairperson for Mashonaland West Province, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa this Friday led stakeholders on a tour of Chirundu border post to assess the port of entry’s preparedness to deal with COVID-19 cases ahead of the reopening of borders on December 1.
Senator Mutsvangwa, who is also the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services took on a tour of the border before highlighting to stakeholders the requisite measures and systems to be put in place ahead of the reopening of the border.
“We need to put in place all the measures because we still have this COVID-19 cloud around us. As we open up, we need to adhere to all the measures. Otherwise, we have done well through the lockdown measures. I appreciate the work you are doing under difficult circumstances. Being a taskforce member these are the issues we discussed every day and we take them seriously,” she said.
The Minister of State for Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Mary Mliswa said curbing of the spread of COVID-19 is not the responsibility of government alone.
“We need to be prepared and I think we should not say the government should do everything.”
The country will open its borders on the 1st of December after they were closed under the COVID-19 induced lockdown effected in March this year.