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Zvishavane begins disinfecting public places but residents feel process is late

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By Staff Reporter


THE Zvishavane District Covid-19 taskforce Friday launched its public places disinfection programme within the mining town’s CBD and other outlying areas.

However, residents felt the process should have started a bit earlier to avoid running into inconveniences when the country’s 21-day lockdown ends this Sunday mid-night.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to announce the country’s next course of collective action in attempts to survive the worst of the world pandemic threatening to decimate world populations.

“While the move is commendable, some of us feel the taskforce should have rolled out the programme a bit earlier,” said one Effort Moyo, a concerned resident of the Midlands town.

Area MP, Dumezweni Mawite admitted the programme was long overdue.

“The Zvishavane District Covid-19 taskforce has launched the disinfecting programme where we have started spraying hydrogen peroxide in the public areas, which include the Central Business District, the District Hospital and Mandava Bus Terminus,” Mawite.

Zvishavane joins other cities and towns that have embarked on similar measures to try and minimise the spread of the world pandemic.

In Harare, police water cannon trucks were recently used to disinfect public places that include vending stalls in the crowded Mbare suburb.