Rights Doctors Concerned Over Citizens’ Disregard Of Lockdown Measures

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) said the national COVID-19 lockdown will not achieve its intended objective of flattening the COVID-19 curve due to non-compliance by citizens.

In a statement on Saturday, ZADHR indicated there were non-essential businesses operating and inter-city travel still going on in contravention of coronavirus containment measures. The statement read in part:

The current lockdown measures announced by the government, though welcome, may not provide the much-needed impact in breaking the Covid-19 chain of transmission and help in flattening the Covid- 19 curve.

In a snap survey conducted by ZADHR on the 1st day of the lockdown, many non-essential retailers were in operation across the country.

Additionally, human traffic was witnessed at the country’s borders and in inter-provincial travels.

ZADHR also urged the government to adopt a science-based approach in crafting lockdown measures, such as limiting human movement for a period of 14 to 21 days, identify provincial hotspots and put in place local lockdown measures depending on the incidence of COVID-19.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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One Comment on “Rights Doctors Concerned Over Citizens’ Disregard Of Lockdown Measures

  1. We cannot have the same approach in Africa as they have in the 1st world. It simply wont work. Even telling people to stay at home where everybody is bunched together in high density areas is none too clever when one thinks about it. Also closing business will mean starvation for many. And what difference will it make if people finish work early or late? They are all going to bunch on transport. New thinking required.

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