By Staff Reporter
THE City of Mutare has intensified its bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the border town by disinfecting some of its main public places.
Authorities told NewZimbabwe.com that the local authority recently received a tonne of hydrogen peroxide from a local company to use in disinfecting the places.
Sterilisation of the city started Sunday soon after the closure of a fresh produce market in Sakubva with members of the Mutare Informal Traders Association (MITA) in attendance and they also cleaned the place before it was disinfected.
The programme later moved to the central business district (CBD).
City mayor, Blessing Tandi said the exercise was meant to combat the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that all public places were kept clean.
“The exercise is part of our ongoing fight to curb the spread of COVID-19 which is ravaging the world. As city fathers, I would to implore all residents to continue maintaining social distancing and hygiene all the times,” said Tandi.
Town Clerk, Joshua Maligwa said the programme will also be carried out in high volume public areas such as the high-density suburbs.
“Regular fumigation process will be carried out in all public areas,” he said.
However, no COVID-19 confirmed cases have been recorded in Mutare yet.