By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Government has said it will fasten all the country’s boarder posts by enforcing surviellence to avoid the spread of Covid-19 virus during the upcoming Easter holidays.
This was revealed by Information and Publicity Minister Monica Mutsvangwa at Cabinet media briefing in Harare this week.
Mutsvangwa said boarder posts are hot spot zones of transmitting the deadly virus.
“As the nation approaches the Easter holidays, Cabinet notes that there is a likelihood of increased internal and cross-border movement of people, which may provide fertile ground for increased transmission.
“In that regard, the Ministry of Health and Child Care is strengthening surveillance, case management, risk communication and community engagement in anticipation of the Easter holidays. Special attention will be accorded to ports of entry and exit,” she said.
However, as Zimbabwe tightens its boarders, neighbors South Africa re-opened the Mussina boarder post in February.
The boarder which connects Zimbabwe and South Africa is usually used by thousands of travelers every single day. It is reportedly the busiest land port in the Southern African region.