“Zimbabwe had finished pretty effectively in controlling Covid-19 as evidenced by the decline in new instances and likewise a declining mortality fee. We urge the authorities to be on the aspect of warning so far as reopening of borders is worried till we obtain most management of the pandemic,” he added.
Residence affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe mentioned a call to open the nation’s ports of entry could be made after consultations with the nationwide Covid-19 process power. At present solely airports are open for civilian journey.
In the meantime, as a part of measures to scale back the unfold of the virus, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Discussion board delivered a petition to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to contemplate presidential pardons as a instrument to decongest prisons.
“The danger of Covid-19 spreading in our overcrowded prisons is just too excessive. Granting of a presidential pardon is the precise factor to do to guard the susceptible prisoners,” the organisation mentioned.
It mentioned at Mutimurefu jail in Masvingo 110 out of 150 inmates examined in January had been Covid-19 constructive. As such, if that was for use as a pattern for the entire jail system with 22,000 inmates, above the 17,000 capability, it might spell doom.