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Call for ZUPCO to join fight against spread of #Covid-19

by Stephen Jakes
18 Mar 2020 at 06:14hrs | Views
Zimbabwe African People's Union-ZAPU has welcome the decision to implement mitigation measures against the #Covid-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.

The party said this is in line with the calls the mother party have been making and we commend the Zimbabwean authorities for taking heed and listening to wise counsel.  

"While we are satisfied with some of the measures prescribed by government and while we remain alive to the state of public transport in our country, also appreciative of the role played by ZUPCO, we are however concerned and worried these may go in vain if Zimbabwe United Passenger Company-ZUPCO does not immediately change their way of operation," said Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa . 

"The ZUPCO buses are known for overcrowding and long travel time from point to point, which is ground for easy and unrestrained transmition and spread of the virus." 

ZAPU advised ZUPCO to adopt measures of safety that will complement broad efforts to combat the spread of the virus. 

"We suggest buses only carry seated passengers, have adequate ventilation and also shorten travel time from point to point. Hand sanitizing may also be implemented in the buses upon boarding," he said.

Source - Byo24news