Government increases COVID-19 equipment, facilities 

by | Aug 12, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments


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Despite the country noting a 42 percent decrease in new Covid-19 positive cases, Government has refused to be complacent in its response.

They are using the relief offered by the relenting number of infections to produce equipment and medicines for managing the pandemic.

Speaking at the Post Cabinet Briefing, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, explained the work in progress.

“The Government is working to increase the bed capacity at several Covid-19 treatment centers throughout the country. The country’s companies and universities have enough raw materials to increase the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) as well as medicines for managing COVID-19,” she said.

Hygiene is a critical component of Covid-19, and Government is working to ensure that there is an increase in enabling facilities.

“In order to ensure provision of water, 12 new boreholes were drilled and 126 were rehabilitated. Seven hand washing facilities were established at public places while 95 hygiene promotion sessions were conducted,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Testing for COVID-19 is also being escalated in communities.