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Let's defeat cholera

12 Sep 2018 at 19:56hrs | Views
Cholera is wrecking havoc in Harare and spreading like veld fire. Whilst authorities are fighting hard to contain the epidemic let's stop the blame game and deal with the problem head on.

Our customary way of consoling the bereaved by shaking their hands must stop forthwith, word of mouth is enough. Unnecessary visits should be done away with, let's stay where we belong. Church gatherings must be discouraged at this moment in time, we can do our prayers at home.

Our God is a faithful God who can meet us at our points of need from anywhere everywhere. White garment 'masowe' gatherings can be shelved for now, especially where ablution facilities are nonexistent.

Urban-rural visits are another factor fanning the flames of cholera, visit them when the scourge has been defeated. Hygiene is paramount if we are to crush the cholera menace. The epidemic is pandemic and can be fatal if not treated early, let's educate our people on what causes cholera and how to avoid it.

Public transport operators must wash their buses and uphold cleanness. Cholera and Ebola are 'cousins' on a mission to annihilate humanity, let's defeat them by practicing total hygiene. Cholera can be defeated, do not be a victim, remember the old adage, 'cleanness is next to Godliness'.

Thomas Murisa. Chinehasha.

Source - Thomas Murisa.
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