Harare city council shuts down clinics

By Tendai Dune
Harare City Council has shut down most of its offices and clinics around Harare, today, as the municipality moves to ensure that its offices and buildings remain safe for both staff members and the general public, as 30 council workers tested positive for COVID- 19.
Mabvuku Poly, Mbare Matapi, Mbare Hostel’s, Arcadia and Braeside are some of the affected clinics.
The source, which declined to be named, revealed that clinical staffers from closed hospitals have already been transferred to other clinics.
This has come at the time when COVID- 19 cases are soaring every day and also government health workers are on strike.
The strike by nurses has exposed the already fragile Zimbabwean health facilities that have been battered by COVID- 19’s impact
Currently, there are 2817 confirmed COVID- 19 cases at the moment, with 604 recoveries and 40 deaths, sadly.
However, the City of Harare, today, released a press statement announcing the closure of its premises as a measure taken to curb the spread of COVID- 19, while safeguarding the health of its employees and residents.
“Harare City Council establishments like any other facilities in the city have not been spared by the scourge of COVID- 19. Some of our staff members have contracted the virus, mostly in the health sector.
“We have taken precautionary measures to ensure that our offices and buildings remain safe for both our staff members and the public. We are therefore temporarily closing the followings to allow for fumigation: Town House, Rowan Martin, Cleveland House and Remembrance Drives offices. The office will open for business on Monday, 3, August 2020.

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