Their Voices Matter – Community Responses to Covid-19 Measures: Week 4

Community Responses to Covid 19 Measures: Week 4

Zimbabwe entered into the 4th week of the lockdown, after it had been extended by a further 2 weeks by the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The extension came with relaxations to allow the mining and manufacturing sectors to resume operations in the spirit of rescuscitating the economy.

Sadly, in as much as the COVID-19 is relentless, Zimbabwe’s state of preparedness is still wanting and the government is yet to scale-up the number of tests it has to make and is falling behind its target of testing 40 000 people by 30 April 2020.

As usual, ZimRights, through its countrywide membership, managed to track and document community responses to COVID 19. Through members contributions, this week’s report focuses on the distribution of COVID-19 aid, the ongoing countrywide demolitions of informal sector spaces, ZimRights initiatives to raise awareness on COVID-19, and the emerging human rights issues.

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