By Partinella Ngozo
Covid-19 survivor Larry Mavhima who is the Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution has advised people to be disciplined and observe the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines in order to minimise the spread of the pandemic.
Mavhima was speaking during the Social Corporate Responsibility Projects Handover to Kwekwe City Council Programme at Civic center where he was the guest of honor recently.
“I am a covid-19 survivor. I was attacked by pandemic and was isolated for more than 21days. It was not an unpleasant moment for me. A lot of people take the pandemic for granted. We see a lot of people moving around without masks and not observing social distance and not sanitising or washing their hands. But when it hits you, that’s when you will see the need to observe all that. We are lucky that so far there are three vaccines that have been approved but it will take some time until it gets to us therefore, the need for discipline,” he said.
He urged people to observe all the health guidelines to help themselves and their loved ones so that the virus does not spread.
“So in the meantime we do what we have been doing all along. The basic things that can minimise the infection of covid-19. Let us mask up, wash hands, sanitising and social distance. Those are the basic things that are not costly but require discipline in order for us to maintain that and save our lives as well as the lives of the others,” he said.
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge we have faced since World War Two. Since its emergence in Asia late last year, the virus has spread to every continent. It was confirmed to have reached Zimbabwe in March 2020.