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Covid-19: Minister Chadzamira cracks whip on business


Star Matsongoni

MASVINGO –
As the country recorded its third case of Covid-19 and one death, the Minister
of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Ezra Chadzamira has ordered all big
businesses to avail hand sanitizers and temperature-checking services at their
door steps.
Chadzamira
said that big corporates which attract huge volumes of people primarily banks,
supermarkets and others have to observe the strictest measures of making sure
that they nip the coronavirus in the bud.
“We
want all big corporates to have hand sanitizers at their entrance as well as
thermometers to test people who want to get into their premises.
“This
has now become a requirement and no one should be found wanting. We have not
yet recorded any positive Covid-19 case in Masvingo and we want to keep it that
way,” said Chadzamira.
He
warned members of the public to desist from sending false information on social
media about the virus, a situation which he says is causing panic.
“People
should take this pandemic seriously and stop peddling false information on
social media. We do now want people who cause alarm and despondency in the
country. The government is working flat out to prevent the spread of this
pandemic and president Mnangagwa has since setup a task force to spear head all
the initiatives on Covid-19.
“People
must support their government during this time by listening and following all
they are told. Now is not the time to be hard headed because the virus is
already in the country and we have to stop it before it goes out of control.
“We
have recorded one death so people need to be responsible and wash their hands
regularly,” said Chadzamira.
There
was panic on Tuesday,  March 24, when a
pregnant woman who recently returned from South Africa surrendered herself to
the Masvingo Provincial Hospital after developing some Covid-19-like symptoms.
In
a statement, the Ministry of Health and Childcare said that the pregnant woman
from Masvingo has been put in isolation awaiting tests.
“The
Ministry of Health and Child Care would also like to report that an adult
pregnant woman presented herself at Masvingo Provincial Hospital with a history
of dry cough, shortness of breath, chest pains but no fever, she was put under
self-isolation at home,” reads the statement.

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