‘New measures inadequate to contain Covid-19’
SENIOR STAFF WRITER
HEALTH experts have warned that the recently announced lockdown measures will not be enough to contain the country’s rising coronavirus (Covid-19) cases given the rapidly deteriorating health system, the Daily News reports.
“While we appreciate that the government is taking steps to implement measures that are meant to curb the spread of the virus, the major concern that we have is that the lockdown measures are not being met by real efforts to capacitate the whole medical system to work as one and successfully combat the disease’s spread.
“This is just an indication of how the country’s health institutions have now become dysfunctional and high-risk areas exposing the frontline health workers to Covid-19 infection and in turn the public who interact with them,” Musara said.