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Government Responds To Calls For Removal Of Face Masks Requirement

Government Responds To Calls For Removal Of Face Masks Requirement

The government of Zimbabwe has said it will retain a requirement for wearing face masks to curb the transmission of the coronavirus despite a reduction in the number of new cases of COVID-19 cases in recent months.

National COVID-19 task force chief coordinator Agnes Mahomva said the government was closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. She told NewsDay Zimbabwe:

Yes, the numbers are going down and we are so proud as a country that we are doing exceptionally well than other counties in the region and even globally.

Despite various challenges, we remained focused. This is one of the main reasons why we will not to be so quick to relax some of the measures to protect people. We are just coming out of winter, but we are keeping our eye on it to see that we are completely out of it before we review and decide what we need to do with face masks. We are giving it a few weeks.

Law enforcement agents are still enforcing the proper wearing of masks, as long as we are recording cases of COVID-19, masks are necessary. It is not about what other countries are doing — South Africa, United Kingdom or America — it is about what we are seeing on the ground.

On Tuesday, Information and Publicity minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a post-Cabinet media briefing that the average number of new infections stood at 16 per day in the past week, with no COVID-19 cases recorded in schools.

The government introduced the mandatory wearing of face masks in May 2020 at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.

Regional countries like Botswana and South Africa have since lifted the mandatory wearing of face masks. 

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Gwedu 1 month ago

At the peak of it people were stampeding in Mbare during the midnight without anything mask. Even today masks people are just taking them if they are passing through town or other pub places. In short we are saved by the Grace of God not by your poor COVID-19 policies. Let's be prayerful and keep asking God's mercy in this difficult time we are in. Poverty and economic hardships, very corrup leaders vari ma rapist along side COVID-19, imi ka a recipe for disaster!!

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

@Gwedu well said

bravo 1 month ago

bravo bravo bravo bravo👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.🍻

Malcolm X 1 month ago

Gwedu well articulated.

bronco 1 month ago

COVID-19 is no and this task force knows it but they know if they say so then there's no. need for their **** task force so in order to keep getting paid they sre continuing with useless laws and reviews just to earn a paycheck

chitova 1 month ago


Civil servant 1 month ago

don't remove masks coz we still need the covid allowance


Shaolin Master 1 month ago

How many people were killed by covid 19 in Zimbabwe.What percentage is that against the total population.Compare that to other diseases like cancer,hiv and aids.The truth is that Agnes is selling face masks

shato 1 month ago

ngaabve mamask tanzwa nkubitiridzwa

Kule Dhambi 1 month ago

ingotaurai chokwadi kuti tichiri ne stock yakawandisa from PRC hence there is need to stimulate an artificial demand

flames 1 month ago

God's grace!!

Gafa 1 month ago

Vanoziva kuti basa rapera and these people are inhuman they create an environment prone to corruption mapurisa arikutobata vanhu vachitora mari nxaa

sobonyo 1 month ago

@gwedu well said

Tsuro 1 month ago

Asi akatibatsira chaizvo mamask

kisswell 1 month ago

vakuru vane avo ari mu stock regai ambopera mamillions iwayo moda timarese here?

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