Kwekwe says lockdown regulations need tightening to ensure compliance



Kwekwe District Covid-19 taskforce has raised a redflag over the increase in cases of violations of lockdown regulations.

The taskforce said Zimbabwe Republic Police had reported that they were concerned about the unauthorized operations of beerhalls and shabeens in Kwekwe.

They also noted that taxi operations had resumed unauthorized vehicles (mishikashika) passing through roadblocks, a situation they complained was causing a spike in unnecessary movement of people who must be practising sheltering in homes.

Such violations were complicating the efforts to contain Covid-19 pandemic spread.

In her presentation one Musaka of the Kwekwe district Covid-19 taskforce said ZRP is limited by resources to respond and arrest the situation.

“ZRP has had fuel challenges but had arrested unauthorized transport owners, shabeens owners and the general public for failure to put on masks and unnecessary movement”,

“ZRP must tighten roadblocks inorder to ensure that kombies and mshikashika vehicles that are now operating are stopped from doing so” said Musaka.

Musaka added that security concerns at Mbizo 16 clinic needed to be given priority.

To date Kwekwe district has a total of 13 Covid-19. Kwekwe City has 6 cases, Redcliff 4, and Kwekwe rural 3.