World Health Organization (WHO) country representative, Alex Gasasira has commended government’s efforts in the fight against Covid-19 but warned against complacency in observing preventive protocols as the disease is still menacing.
Speaking after a tour of one of Bulawayo’s overcrowded residential places, Sidojiwe Flats Wednesday, Gasasira also commended occupants at the flats for observing Covid-19 protocols despite the squalid conditions at the residential place.
« It is very heart-warming to hear one year into the pandemic, this community has been spared and it was not spared by accident.
« You must be doing some things right. You must be following the guidelines which the government is doing and I wish to congratulate you, » said Gasasira.
The WHO Country representative also commended the government for rolling out the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
« I wish to congratulate the government for all the steps that is being taken including the recent introduction of vaccination.
« I would encourage all of us to take full advantage and ensure that we keep the coronavirus out of our community, » he said.
Gasasira was part of senior UN officials who were touring various UN funded projects in the city.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has since condemned Sidojiwe Flats as inhabitable.