Zimbabwe has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance (ZCA) has intensified campaign efforts in the fight against the scourge.
The ZCA Local Advocacy Champions (LACs) in its five operational districts have joined hands with local authorizes and with the Ministry of Health and Child Care in a campaign dubbed, “The COVID-19 Drive,” The Drive seeks to inform people on the existence of COVID-19 and educate them on the precautionary measures that should be taken.
In an interview with the Christian Voice, the Advocacy programmes officer for the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance Nqobizitha Donga said they are conducting the campaigns in five districts as a means of informing and educating communities.
“Local Advocacy Champions structure is conducting an awareness drive to conscientise communities on the COVID-19. The awareness drive is being conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Health and COVID-19 Taskforce Department.”, said Donga
The drive is in response to the increase in COVID-9 cases in Zimbabwe and the predicted third wave. The campaign targets high-risk places such as market areas whether both formal and informal business take place.
“This is in anticipation of the 3rd wave that the country is likely to experience. The blitz is targeting business centres where generally lack of COVID-19 adherence has been noted,” said Donga.
Maga phones are used to promulgate the message on COVID-19 preventive measures. The five districts targeted are Nkayi, Gweru, Masvingo, Beitbridge and Chegutu.
According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care on twitter, as of “02 July 2021, Zimbabwe had 52 663 confirmed cases, including 39 568 recoveries and 1 841 deaths. To date, a total of 788 004 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19..”