By ZBC Reporter
THE FIRST Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has called for concerted efforts to plug any loopholes that may expose the nation to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with cases of returnees skipping designated ports of entry.
Spiking COVID-19 cases in the country mostly attributed to returning citizens from neighboring South Africa and Botswana have prompted the need for enhanced awareness and attention on the pandemic to better prepare communities against this health crisis.
This is an effort that continues to be upscaled by the country’s Health Ambassador and First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa through engaging vulnerable communities and high-risk members such as the elderly.
A recent COVID-19 awareness programme convened by the First Lady in Harare saw the elderly expressing fears that some returnees are skipping the border, hence present high risk to those that they interact with.
To allay these fears, the First Lady explained that the government is doing all it can to secure weak points, but also emphasised that this effort requires support from every individual.
The First Lady’s humanitarian efforts in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic have been pivotal to upscale awareness even in rural communities.
This comes at a time when no case tested positive this Sunday, 28 June 2020. The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases remains at 567, with recoveries standing at 142.