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Zanu PF youths applaud ED stance on COVID-19 stop gap measures

By Staff Reporter

Zanu PF Youth League has expressed gratitude to Government for instituting a number of stop-gap measure in curbing the spread of coronavirus which had already recorded seven cases and one death in Zimbabwe.

In a statement, Cde Tendai Chirau, Acting Deputy Secretary For Youth Affairs, said the mitigation measures and correct information on COVID-19 was important.

“Fellow Zimbabweans, since this pandemic requires bold measures, the enactment of Statutory instrument we are not only dealing with a pandemic but also an infodemic , the statutory instruments (SI 77 of 2020) should be hailed as key to ensuring 100% compliance from all citizens of Zimbabwe .

“This global pandemic knows no political or religious inclination, color, race, sex, gender, class, status or any other social classification.

“It is high time we delink, debunk and dispel the myths that COVID-19 does not affect blacks or people from the tropics because, its devastating effects are a threat to human existence irrespective of race or color, race, sex, class political or religious orientation hence the need for vigilance,” Chirau said.

“While the vulnerability to COVID-19 might trigger alarm, fear, panic and dangerous anxiety, let us in unison avoid blaming, cold shouldering and ostracizing those already suffering from the disease and isolation.”

The youth league also called on Zimbabwean to abide by the laws regarding the prevention of the coronavirus outbreak.

“The onus is on us to heighten our sense of decorum and responsibility and mobilize our collective conscience and mindfulness of the COVID-19 mitigatory and preventive prescriptions and proscriptions announced by the government of the Republic of Zimbabwe.

“We would like to take the opportunity to applaud the law abiding people of Zimbabwe for their strict adherence to the lock down orders.

“Despite the trying times, it is highly uplifting and encouraging that the majority of the citizenry of Zimbabwe are committed to ensuring that COVID-1 9will be mitigated and prevented with high degree of success,” Chirau said.

President Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 as a National Disaster during the speech at the 337th Ordinary session of ZANU PF Politburo.

On March, 28, 2020, President Mnangagwa officially declared 21 days lockdown to mitigate and prevent the complex COVID-19 infection dynamics.

According to the Zanu PF Youth league such grandiose series of public health interventions pronounced by the government should be viewed as necessary measures to serve and protect the beloved nation of Zimbabwe from COVID-19.

“We appreciate that historical lockdowns have been resorted to mitigate and prevent pandemics by many nations and governments throughout the history of humankind and Zimbabwe is no exception,” Chirau said.

Tendai Guvamombe