Gweru Urban MP warns against COVID-19 complacency

By Stephen Chadenga

MDC Alliance Gweru Urban legislator, Brian Dube recently urged the Midlands capital residents to exercise extreme caution after confirmed cases in the province rose four within a short space last week.

“In Midlands we have four active cases. The danger is real and we still to exercise maximum hygiene and social distancing. We have many people in quarantine facilities whose status is still being monitored.”

Dube said there was need for people to be more vigilant especially during the winter season and take necessary precautionary measures against the coronavirus.

He said although people were wearing face masks this should not create a false sense of safety as there was need for people to avoid unnecessary movements and public gatherings.

Dube’s sentiments come at a time some people in Gweru have resumed illegal vending in the central business district.

Foreign currency money changers have also bounced back in large numbers in the city center.

There are over 350 returnees quarantined in the Midlands capital at two facilities, Mkoba Teachers College and Gweru Polytechnic respectively.