By ZBC Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed the Chinese Government for putting in place measures towards combating COVID-19.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe his Excellency Mr. Guo Shao Chun held a meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices this Saturday to provide an update about the current state of COVID-19 in China.
Speaking after the meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe is in solidarity with China in the fight against the disease.
The President said the government remains on the high alert.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Guo Shao Chun said COVID-19 will temporarily affect the Chinese economy, however it will not affect the existing political, social and economic ties between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. Obadiah Moyo has assured all Zimbabweans that the country is safe but challenged all citizens to remain vigilant and practice good hygiene so that the country remains safe from the disease.
Zimbabwe has not recorded a single case of the coronavirus now known as COVID-19 and health workers are working round the clock to ensure that the country is safe from the epidemic which has affected over 59 000 in China while it has spread to 28 countries.
Zimbabwean health workers are burning the midnight oil, to ensure that travellers are properly screened to manage COVID-19.
Matabeleland South province has also activated its rapid response team of health workers at its borders to ensure that there is the proper screening of travellers.
Beitbridge border post the busiest inland port in Sub Sahara Africa with an average of 13 000 people passing through per day has put a 24-hour team of health officials to screen for COVID-19 and the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Abednico Ncube during a tour of port health facilities at the border said the province will remain vigilant.
“We want to assure the nation that the province is on high alert and is doing its best to check on travellers and ensure that the disease does not affect the country,” said Minister Moyo.