Security lapses at some quarantine centres in Gweru may have allowed some returnees to escape, putting communities at risk of contracting coronavirus, a legislator has said.
Gweru Urban MP Brian Dube has expressed concern over the poor diet for returnees and compromised security at Gweru Polytechnic and Mkoba Teachers College. He said:
The infrastructure is decent at Gweru Polytechnic and Mkoba Teachers College.
Challenges pertaining to the quarantine facilities are on the quality of food being served and also compromised security.
The security is compromised and there are fears that some might have already escaped, and this invariably exposes our communities in a very big way.
Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima revealed that most of the returnees are from South Africa and Botswana and will be quarantined for a stipulated period of time.
While in quarantine, the returnees will undergo mandatory testing and ensure they are safe and do not spread the virus, Mvima said.