By Paul Mzizi
The Gwanda municipality is engaged in the expansion of Jahunda Clinic as the local authority prepares for a possible upsurge in the number of Coronavirus infections in the Matabeleland South capital, a senior official has said.
Gwanda town mayor, councillor Justone Mazhale told CITE that a total of 16 wings would be added to the municipality run clinic.
“We are trying to cater for Coronavirus patients through the construction of the additional 16 wings,” said Mayor Mazhale.
He said the municipality is working with different stakeholders in Gwanda town in an effort to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus that has claimed more than 30 people countrywide and seen thousands being infected.
Mayor Mazhale said the mining town has some of its residents who are quarantined at Guyu training centre, about 40 km from Gwanda.
He said the municipality has been engaged in disinfecting public places in the town to ensure that they are safe for use.
He said this has been done in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and Child Care as well as mines that are scattered around Gwanda town.
“As a municipality, we also ensure that we conscientise our people to abide by lockdown regulations. We are happy that many of them are taking this message seriously,” he said.
“We constantly educate and constantly remind residents to stick to the messages that they get from the Ministry of Health and Child Care as far as staying safe from Covid 19 pandemic,” said Mayor Mazhale.
More than 300 active Coronavirus cases have been recorded to date.