Mashonaland Central COVID 19 Taskforce tours 3 districts to monitor compliance

By Zbc Reporter
Mashonaland Central Province’s COVID 19 taskforce embarked on a provincial tour to monitor compliance to the lockdown and assess readiness of isolation facilities being setup.
The monitoring team started off with Glendale where they visited residential areas, major shops, passed through Concession and an uncharacteristically quiet jumbo mine area before proceeding to Mvurwi Hospital which has been identified as the province’s tertiary COVID Centre.
“…we have specifically taken this one because it’s not a referral centre to any district hence people around the province will not have problems accessing their usual services in hospitals. It will be our COVID centre it has a functional theatre which will be able to perform other theatre services,” Dr Cremence Tshuma.
After, the team visited Muzarabani district exhibiting high compliance levels, Madondo shopping centre in Mt Darwin was the next stop, characterised by isolated incidences of non-compliance maybe due to invisibility of enforcing agents.
Representing the lockdown enforcement Committee Assistant Commissioner Mavhuto Maseko said measures will be put in place to ensure citizens oblige.
“…as an enforcement arm we are going to partner our military colleagues and ensure that there are roving patrols we noticed that when the shops have closed and police depots, people come to roam around in these areas so we need permanent patrols,” Assistant Commissioner Mavhuto Maseko
The Acting Provincial Development Coordinator Cosmas Chiringa who was representing the Minister of State said people now understand the gravity of the situation and urged them to continue complying.
“…I want to emphasise the fact that the pronouncement by the president for a lockdown is meant to protect their own lives but otherwise in general people seem to be fully informed on this pandemic,” Cosmas Chiriga.
The monitoring team is projecting to reach border areas like Kanyemba to ensure that COVID 19 cases are not imported from low lying areas connecting Mozambique and Zambia.