Chivi Central Member of Parliament Ephraim Gwanongodza has said truck drivers who stop at truck inns and other business centres to rest are making Zimbabwe vulnerable to the pandemic that has killed 120 000 people worldwide, The Herald reports.
Ephraim Gwanongodza said
There might be no business during the day at business centres like Chibi Turn-Off and other areas along the Harare-Beitbridge Highway, but truck drivers from South Africa still park there in their numbers.
In the surrounding villages, for example at Chibi Turn-Off, there are women who like to entertain the truck drivers, and there is a lot of contact that happens that makes social distancing impossible.
We discussed the issue with the local councillor and it is our request that trucks should be banned from parking at these places because it’s putting our province and the nation at serious risk.
Truck drivers are among critical services providers exempted to work during the lockdown as they are transporting cargo in between countries during the course of the lockdown.
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