President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for a united front in the fight against COVID-19 warning that the present coronavirus variant is stronger and spreads much faster and therefore there is a need for people their change their attitudes and behaviours.
President Mnangagwa was speaking at the double burial of Manicaland Provincial Affairs Minister Ellen Gwaradzimba and ZANU PF Central Committee member Morton Malianga at the National Heroes Acre in Harare this Thursday. He said:
Equally, the current deadly war against the evil COVID-19 pandemic facing our nation we will win as a united people.
The present COVID-19 variant is stronger and spreads much faster, hence we must be more vigilant, disciplined and shift our attitude and behaviour.
Alive to the ongoing reality, let us however not lose heart. Let us fight on and resolve to overcome.
In our organisations, communities and families, social groups and communication platforms; we must keep hope alive.
It is also paramount that we all follow the health and security protocols and procedures to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Gwaradzimba succumbed to COVID-19 last Friday while Malianga died after a long illness.
This was the third double burial following double burials of national heroines Victoria Chitepo and Vivian Mwashita in 2016 and George Rutanhire and Maud Muzenda in 2017.