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Migrants must be given equal treatment on Covid-19 - Mashakada

by Stephen Jakes
03 Apr 2020 at 12:59hrs | Views
MDC top official and economist Tapiwa Mashakada has said the Covid-19 is a global pandemic that affects everyone and migrants must be given equal treatment and protection in management and administration of all Covid 19 treatment and case management protocols.

His remarks come in the wake of Ethiopians who were arrested in Gwanda for illegal entry into the country in which one of them was found to be seriously ill.

"Member countries must waive their citizenship laws and treat migrants in the same manner locals are treated. Employers are requested to protect domestic workers by giving them protective clothing and allowing them to maintain social distance and giving them the opportunity to make contact with their families back home," he said.

"No migrant should be homeless during this period as this will lead to the spread of the disease. It is the duty of host governments to provide food and shelter to stranded migrants in terms of International Humanitarian law."

Source - Byo24News