Mbare disregard for COVID-19 regulations cause for concern

By ZBC Reporter

The level of complacency at Mbare Musika in Harare has become a major source of worry at a time the country has been making great strides in containing the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite being given the waiver to operate under strict COVID-19 regulations, farmers and buyers at Mbare musika seem to be in a world of their own.

Their disregard for COVID-19 regulations is alarming regardless of the fact that most people are aware of the consequences of their actions.

We know we are supposed to mask up and social distance but we tend to forget sometimes,

We urge each other to get vaccinated so that we can sell freely but not everyone heeds the call,but this issue of wearing masks and social distancing is a cause for concern but as people you know how it is,said some of the traders.

Chief Coordinator for the National COVID-19 Response in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Agnes Mahomva spoke on the unfortunate negligence being exhibited by some members of the public.

It is sad how people have decided to disregard the safety standards meant to help them stay safe and the end result will either be the closure of the market place,she said.

Experts are convinced that the battle against COVID-19 which has seen the country making great strides through the mass vaccination programme can only be won if every citizen plays a part.