Zim gears for Covid-19 fight during Xmas


Tariro Sajeni 



THE government says it has enough resources to fight Covid-19 during the festive season, the Daily News reports.

With Zimbabwe set to open some of its borders on December 1, there is bound to be an influx of returning residents and visitors, especially from South Africa.

Most of the cases recorded by the country have been transmitted by citizens returning from across the Limpopo and once the Beitbridge Border Post is officially opened to the public, the numbers are likely to increase.

As of November 20, the country had recorded a cumulative 9 120 confirmed cases, 8 229 recoveries and 265 deaths.

“A robust awareness creation programme is being rolled out under which the engagement of communities is being strengthened.

“NatPharm and private companies have adequate stocks of most medicines and drugs required for the prevention, treatment and supportive management of Covid-19, also personal protective equipment stocks are sufficient to meet demand,” acting Information minister Mangaliso Ndhlovu said during a post-Cabinet media briefing on Tuesday.

Zimbabweans and visitors coming into the country during the holiday have to undergo Covid-19 tests in the countries where they would be coming from.

They will need to bring valid test certificates showing negative results obtained within 48 hours of departure in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols.

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