Govt warns touts following video of elderly woman being harrased

By Colette Musanyera

Government remains on high alert to curtail another surge in Covid-19 cases as the Easter holidays draw closer.

Responding to questions from Senators regarding complacency during public holidays which resulted in the spread of the virus during the festive season, the leader of the house Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said government is on high alert.

“The Ministry of Health will ensure that there will be no issuance of fake Covid-19 certificates. Police will be on high alert to restrict unnecessary movements and gatherings of more than 50 people. We will make sure that all measures are adhered to.”

Senators also raised concern over misconceptions by skeptics around vaccination, prompting the leader of the house to set the record straight.

“As Ministry of Information, we will continue with information dissemination on the benefits of vaccination. Vaccines are safe and if 60 percent of the population gets vaccinated, we will be safe as a nation.”

Also under the spotlight was the issue of harassment of women by touts at bus termini.

“It is indeed a cause for concern. Law enforcement agents will be on high alert at such places and perpetrators will be dealt with,” Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Hon Kazembe Kazembe said.

This comes after the circulation of a video in which an elderly woman was harassed by touts at a bus terminus.