Harare City Council workers disinfect city as it fights Coronavirus. President Mnangagwa last week launched Zimbabwe’s US$26 million preparedness and response plan for coronavirus aimed at preventing the spread of the virus causing Covid-19 and mitigating its effects in the country.
Harare City Council deployed its workers last Friday on foot to spray disinfectant around Harare City as part of the country’s preparedness and response plan to combat Coronavirus in Zimbabwe.
The Harare City Health department dispatched mobile sterilization workers on foot donning the protective gear consisting of knapsack sprayers, normal overalls and masks (respirators) to eliminate chances of infection around Market Square bus terminus in Harare through spraying disinfectants.
According to the Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe has recorded two confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far, one from the capital, Harare.
To date, more than 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 30 deaths have been reported from more than 37 countries and regions in Africa. This includes cases from ten SADC countries — South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, Tanzania, Namibia, Seychelles, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
As of the 20 March 2020, 266 073 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11 184 deaths have been reported from more than 160 countries globally. In response to the epidemic, Zimbabwe has joined countries like China and Egypt in disinfecting cities in a bid to curb the spread of COVID 19.
Egypt disinfecting streets in Cairo to combat the spread of Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/97AlOULimG
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) March 22, 2020