Chiredzi District COVID-19 Taskforce is on high alert due to an increase in the number of citizens and foreigners entering the district through illegal points from South Africa and Mozambique.
While Chiredzi has not recorded any COVID-19 case, there are concerns the district will import the disease because of foreigners and locals entering into the district without going through mandatory quarantine.
Speaking during a meeting of the Chiredzi District Covid-19 Taskforce, chairperson Lovemore Chisema urged the community to remain vigilant and report all cases of illegal entries. He said:
As the District Taskforce team, we continue to engage our surrounding communities in the fight against Covid-19.
We are receiving reports from traditional leaders and members of the community of people who are illegally sneaking into the town hence we have to up our game security-wise and ensure they go through quarantine procedures.
The District Taskforce is, however, facing challenges which include transport to ferry those who may have avoided quarantine as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).