By Tinashe Kufakunesu

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to wreck havoc globally, the practice of safety precautions to avert the continuing spread of this pandemic is of vital importance and something not to be taken for granted.

However, l have been noticing that some people are  no longer observing the rules and regulations which were set up by the World Health Organisation (WHO) which include proper wearing of mask, washing of hands, observing social distance and avoiding crowded places. 

Some people seem not to be scared anymore and are “moving on” with their lives normally.

Such is one of the sad sights l saw yesterday in the high density area of Mufakose during a Gure event where people were not wearing masks, not observing social distance and crowded.

The event which was referred to as a “party” saw t performing their culture rituals and dances. There was also the playing of music and people dancing which is similar to the populary known as the “passa-passa” in the ghetto.

In as much as the practice of different cultures is condoned nationally, these practices in a similar way with churches that were recently opened also needs to adhere to the practices of safety precautions against the spread of the coronavirus.

It is important for people to adhere to the regulations that were put in place to avoid the spreading of this deadly pandemic.

It is vital for people to know that the Covid-19 pandemic is real and act accordingly to avoid the spread of this pandemic and loss of life.

Official statistics from the Ministry of Health and Childcare show that Zimbabwe has recorded 7526 cases and all of the cases recorded yesterday were locally transmitted.

This is a clear sign that the Covid 19 pandemic is with us and the more the people of Zimbabwe relax and become careless with their whereabouts that is the more we risk spreading the virus.

Let us treat each and everyone we meet as a potential carrier of the covid 19 pandemic and avoid unnecessary movements and activities which might put our lives at risk.