Covid-19 is still real: warns Govt

By Delight Dokotera

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THE Ministry of Health and Child Care says Mashonaland Central Province must remain alert to
Covid-19 rules and regulations as the virus is still of concern.

Acting Provincial Medical Director, Dr Sheila Chanji, said that Covid-19 had not ended and the public
should not relax thinking that the pandemic was no longer threat.

Chanji said that no cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the province but the Ministry of Health
continued to enlighten the public that the virus was still there and required everyone to fight against
it and save lives.

The nation did not announce that the pandemic was over, but only advised the public of the
lowered regulations which were lenient as compared to the time when the Covid-19 lockdown was
in place, she said.

Only fully vaccinated people were advised not to put on masks when moving around, except when
in closely packed environments. The unvaccinated were encouraged to put on masks every time to
avert the spread of the pandemic, Chanji added.

Noticing that members of the public seemed to have dropped their guard on prevention
requirements, the Ministry was urging the public to protect themselves in order to avoid loss of
lives.

We are urging those that did not receive all Covid-19 vaccination doses to visit nearby health
centres as the vaccinations are still being administered," Chanji said.

The Ministry continues to urge people to practise high hygienic standards to avoid cholera outbreaks
although no cases have been reported in the province.

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