COVID-19: Panic grips Mutare as overseas returnees set to arrive through Beira

44
587

MUTARE – Panic has gripped Mutare residents following government’s announcement this week that a large contingent of returnees from oversees is set to return to Zimbabwe through Beira and will be quarantined at five designated centres in Mutare.

The Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Ellen Gwaradzimba this week announced that a large group of returnees was on its way to Beira by ship and is expected in Mutare soon.

“We are expecting many people coming in from abroad by ship through the port of Beira into the city,” she said.

“This has prompted us (Members of the provincial COVID-19 taskforce) to approach various institutions to be quarantine centres in the event we get huge numbers,” she said.

Gwaradzimba said the taskfirce had lined up Mutare Teachers’ College, Marymount Teachers’ College, Mutare Polytechnic, Forestry Industrial Training Centre and Toronto Training Centre to accommodate the returnees.

Residents in Mutare are already in panic mode.

“While we understand that they are Zimbabweans, this could turn out to be a disaster.

“Health authorities and all residents must now be very careful,” Tonderai Sahumbe, a Mutare resident, said.

“As residents of Mutare, the coming weeks will be very crucial for us,” Passmore Nyakureba, a prominent Mutare lawyer, said.

On a popular WhatsApp group – Mutare Watch – many members expressed grave fear.

“Well come to coronavirus. This is the real moment of truth for us,” Vitalis Mawadze said.

“We are all going to die if we do not take serious precautionary measures,” Tariro Chidamba said.

The news of the returning Zimbabweans through Beira comes at a time COVID-19 cases are spiraling.

The Ministry of Health and Child Care on Wednesday announced that the number of people who had tested positive to COVID-19 in Zimbabwe had now risen to 40 from 32 following tests done on Tuesday

“This sudden upward surge came after eight more people tested positive for coronavirus; six from Harare and two from Bulawayo,” the Health ministry said in a statement.

The ministry’s permanent secretary, Agness Mahomva, said: “The ministry continues to be on high alert to the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to be guided by the COVID-I9 containment strategy which is based on intensified active surveillance, timely detection and testing, isolation and management of all COVID-19 cases,” she said.

“Further, the ministry would like to remind the nation that the most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to practise good personal hygiene and exercise social distancing,” Mahomva said.

Zimbabwe now has forty confirmed cases, including five recoveries and four deaths.

44 COMMENTS

  1. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  2. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you’re just extremely fantastic. I really like what you have acquired here, certainly like what you are stating and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it wise. I can’t wait to read much more from you. This is really a wonderful website.

  3. I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write related to here. Again, awesome site!

  4. Usually I don’t read post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  5. Wow! This can be one particular of the most helpful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Actually Magnificent. I am also a specialist in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  6. I was very pleased to find this web-site.I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  7. Appreciating the hard work you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  8. hey there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however expertise some technical points using this web site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  9. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue with your website in web explorer, could test this… IE nonetheless is the marketplace leader and a huge section of folks will omit your excellent writing due to this problem.

  10. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would definitely benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Cheers!

  11. I just could not go away your website before suggesting that I really enjoyed the usual info a person supply for your guests? Is going to be back incessantly to investigate cross-check new posts.

  12. Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  13. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your article seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Cheers

  14. Thanx for the effort, keep up the good work Great work, I am going to start a small Blog Engine course work using your site I hope you enjoy blogging with the popular BlogEngine.net.Thethoughts you express are really awesome. Hope you will right some more posts.

  15. It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot. I was seeking this certain info for a long time. Thank you and good luck.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here