Hectic winter ahead – Met Department

by | Jun 9, 2021 | Local News, Wheather | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) yesterday warned Zimbabweans that the current winter season conditions can exacerbate respiratory illnesses including COVID-19 and common flues.

As winter sets in MSD, has recorded extremely low temperatures all around the country and farmers have been warned their livestock and plants could be affected by this year’s harsh winter.

“Respiratory-related ailments such as asthma, hay-fever, colds and flu tend to be common during winter.
Cold conditions may affect the health of all persons, however everyone of an ill disposition, the elderly, young children tend to be more vulnerable.
Therefore the vulnerable should ensure that they keep warm in the cold weather. COVID-19 is still a potential threat, stay safe, mask-up and get vaccinated,” said MSD in a statement.

MSD said those seeking expert advice on how to prevent or cure for respiratory-related ailments should consult their local health practitioners.

“Poultry producers should note that broilers are sensitive to temperature variations and therefore need to be checked regularly and adjustment made,” read the statement by MSD.