By ZBC Reporter
ZANU PF party has joined hands with the rest of the nation in guarding against the coronavirus after launching a Covid 19 awareness campaign at the party headquarters in Harare.
The party’s provincial leadership is undergoing training and getting information on the pandemic to impart the knowledge in their respective provinces and districts.
Speaking at the launch of the Covid 19 awareness campaign in Harare this Friday, Zanu PF national chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri said the campaign is meant to ensure that every citizen is well informed.
“As the ruling party, we have seen it fit to implement every directive given by the First Secretary of the Party, our servant leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa and as such we are committed to adding impetus towards reinforcing the prevention of Covid 19. Some drastic measures were taken by the President and one of them includes increasing health awareness on Covid 19. It is against this background that we are all gathered here today from the country’s ten provinces so that we will go down to cell and village levels to disseminate critical information regarding characteristics, signs and symptoms as well as preventive measures,” she said.
Party provincial chairpersons and cabinet ministers who were present also had an opportunity to air their concerns with regards COVID-19.
“What are you doing to ensure that citizens who stay close to border areas are protected seeing that our borders are porous?” a participant said.
Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obediah Moyo said as a ministry they will continue educating the public on the pandemic.
“Our ministry now has a response board even though we do not have any cases in the country. We are not only prepared but we are responsive to this pandemic. The idea is to minimise the deaths of people if the disease does come to Zimbabwe. We follow approved WHO guidelines that’s why we are here to train you and equip you with knowledge on this virus,” Dr Moyo said.
The awareness campaign was attended by 70 party leaders from all the provinces representing the main wing, war veterans as well as women and youth leagues.