The government has decided to increase security and border patrols to try and manage the number of border jumpers coming into the country through porous borders as COVID-19 cases increase, ZBC News reports. The government will use high tech equipment to find border jumpers evading mandatory quarantine.
This was revealed by Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe on the sidelines of a meeting he was having with the UN Coordinator Ms Maria Ribeiro. Kazembe Kazembe:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police and other security agencies have increased patrols, we have increased manpower and we are also in the process of introducing technology. We are in the process of procuring appropriate technology to assist us to enhance patrols on the border
We are equally concerned in that the number of cases have gone up, mainly as a result of our returnees which makes it very critical for us to then tighten control of our borders. I can assure the nation that we are doing everything we can to curb this,
94 border jumpers have been intercepted since the lockdown started in March.
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