By ZBC Reporter
THE United Nations has underscored its commitment to strengthening support for the country in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
This was revealed by the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Her Excellency Ms Maria Ribeiro this Wednesday when she paid a courtesy call on Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister, Honourable Kazembe Kazembe at his Kaguvi offices in Harare.
Pledging the UN’s commitment to supporting Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 response strategy, Ms Ribeiro expressed concern over new cases especially those which have been registered among returnees.
“We shall continue to assist Zimbabwe through the World Health Organisation in the wake of more new cases that are being registered among returnees. This means that we are going to strengthen our cooperation with the Home Affairs Ministry to try and reduce boarder jumping,”she said.
Honourable Kazembe confirmed that government has intensified patrols at all the country’s ports of entry, with the ministry in the process of acquiring the latest technology to tighten security.
“We are in the process of coming up with specific areas where we can quarantine those returnees as well as making sure they receive their necessary support as they are a risk to others. We are also in the process of procuring new technology to increase surveillance,” said Kazembe.
Other issues discussed at the meeting include support for women and children against gender-based violence in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is huge concern as most of the new Covid-19 cases have been registered among returnees, mainly from South Africa and Botswana
United Nations guarantees support for Zimbabwe in the fight against Covid-19
By ZBC Reporter