Masvingo Lockdown Monitoring

Lockdown measures are continuing throughout Masvingo however residents and stakeholders are expressing concerns over failure by law enforcement agencies particularly the Zimbabwe Republic Police to enforce simple measures across supermarkets. It is mandatory for all supermarkets to have hand washing spots and or hand sanitizing points at their entrances however police that mann supermarkets are not enforcing these measures and this has seen an increase in shops that are not complying thus putting Masvingo residents at Risk. In Ward 7 in Masvingo Rural each supermarket is manned by five (5) police officers but residents were complaining that they seem not to be concerned with enforcing lockdown measures and this has led to the complains by law abiding citizens against the law enforcement agencies. The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) is also the only company that is carrying commuters for essential work and services across Masvingo with only very few people being allowed to board a bus at a particular interval , while this is commendable this has exposed commuters to long hours to idle waiting for transport services due to the fact that Zupco buses are limited as such residents of ward 9 in Masvingo are urging the government to increase the number of Zupco buses that service routes in order to limit the time people wait for buses

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Source: Masvingo Centre for Research, Advocacy and Development (MACRAD)

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