(Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Acting President Constantino Chiwenga today warned the citizens to remain cautious and adhere to set regulations as the country battles against the global Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking during the triple burial of ministers Sibusiso Moyo and Joel Biggie Matiza together with former prisons boss Paradzai Zimondi, Chiwenga described Covid-19 as a “ruthless juggernaut” that is leaving a trail of despair and desperation.
“COVID-19 has taught us an important lesson that we are all mortals. The fight against this pandemic does not allow for us to choose who to walk with, work with or run with. It does not discriminate between the powerful and the weak, the privileged and the deprived, the haves and the have nots. It is a ruthless juggernaut that leaves a trail of despair and desperation. But we will eventually conquer it and prevail as a people,” said Chiwenga.
Chiwenga said the government was in the process of acquiring the vaccine, however, urged people to continue following World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines which include wearing of masks, sanitising and keeping social distance.
“Government is already in the process of acquiring the necessary vaccines for this pandemic. Let us continue to observe the laid down protocols as stipulated by the World Health Organisation and our national laws. I wish to reiterate the need to always mask up, sanitize and maintain social distance. These are key imperatives in this fight against the pandemic and have no substitute,” he added.
The country has experienced a second wave of the pandemic and to date, 32004 positive cases and 1003 fatalities have been since last year in March.