Heal Zimbabwe’s Early Warning and Early Response Situation Room is monitoring how communities are reacting to the national lockdown which was announced by the President on the 27th of March, 2020. Below are some of the reactions recorded today, the 13th of April 2020:
Community members in Nyanga Ward 18 Magarati Dirorimwe village stayed at home. All shops were open from 09:00hours to 17:00hours.
In ward 1 Nyamhuka village it is business as usual as community members continue to gather in groups.
Community members in Mutasa North Ward 31 stayed at home. All shops were open from 08:00hours to 14:00hours.
Community members in Buhera South Ward 33 and Ward 6 are complying with the lockdown measures by staying in their homes. All shops are opening from 9am and closing at 5pm.
Community members in Chipinge Central stayed at home. All shops were open from around 08:000hours to 18:30hours.
In ward 1 community members are also complying with the lockdown measures by staying at home.
In ward 8, Nyanyadzi village, community members are staying at home. Most shops are opening from 8 am and closing around pm.
Community members in Makoni Central stayed at home. All shops are opening from around 9am and closing around 2pm.
Community members in Mutare Chikanga Phase 3 were seen roaming around throughout the day. Police and soldiers were deployed around 9am to enforce the lockdown.
In wards 3, 2,5 and 4 community members are complying with the lockdown. There are no meetings taking place in the wards.
In ward 25 it is business as usual as community members continue to gather in groups. At boreholes, community members are not observing social distancing.
People are staying in their homes. Most shops have hiked price for basic commodities such as sugar, mealie meal and cooking oil.
In ward 6, it is business as usual as community members continue to gather in groups.
In ward 13, Chinorumba Community members today had a meeting at a local dip tank. No social distance was observed. However, in ward 19 and 18 community members are complying with lockdown measures as no meetings or social gatherings have been recorded since the lockdown came into force.
In Wards 22 and 9 people are complying with the measures of the lockdown as most people are staying in their homes.
Today police prohibited several motorists from getting into town. At Exor service station, police officers harassed several people who were waiting for transport to Beitbridge.
Source: Heal Zimbabwe