During the period covered by the report, ZESN LTOs reported the following:
Enforcement of lockdown regulations
In general, LTOs reported that uniformed forces have relaxed the enforcement of lockdown restrictions. Exceptions include St Mary’s, Luveve, Makokoba, Mufakose, and Kwekwe Central (where a two-week lockdown was imposed following the detection of a new variant of COVID-19 in the constituency).
Impact of Covid-19 on the health sector
LTO reports show that, in general, local health facilities were offering services. In Nketa, there were even outreach programmes that were aimed at decongesting clinics using mobile clinic to reach those in need of medical services. However, as reported in the pastmonths, the shortage of essential medicines still persisted in some constituencies.
Elections in the age of Covid-19
ZEC resumed some electoral processes that include voter registration and some boundary delimitation related field work on 1 April 2021.In Zvimba West, ZEC was reported to have conducted a survey on the perceptions of people about ZEC and about the upcoming delimitation process.
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