Redcliff town begins fumigation process

By Tafara Chikumira
Redcliff town has taken advantage of the current lockdown to fumigate townships and markets in the mining town as the local authority seeks to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fumigation exercise saw the local authority spraying markets in the town centre as well as nearby townships like Torwood and Rutendo.
Redcliff Town Clerk Mr Gilson Chakauya says the local authority has scaled up its state of preparedness to deal with the pandemic.
“The fumigation exercise we are carrying today is part of our state of preparedness to deal with the virus which we are carrying out in phases. We are targeting areas which are usually congested in this initial stage. We are also upgrading our local clinics to meet the minimum required standards for taking care of COVID-19 patients in case we have such patients in future……,” he said.
Redcliff town mayor Councillor Clayton Masiyatsva says the council has been touched by the ingenuity shown by the business community.
“We have partners who have come in handy in assisting our course to fight this pandemic. We are indeed grateful to the way they have come to our rescue at such a time which calls for togetherness as a nation. Every day they are coming in to extend a hand and as such making us plan in dealing with this pandemic in case the unfortunate happens…,” he said.
The Midlands province is yet to record a single case of COVID-19, but the mineral-rich province is taking no chances and it has been setting up facilities to deal with containing the spread of the pandemic.