Senior doctors say the lifting of coronavirus lockdown restrictions is necessary in order to protect livelihoods as the prolonged curtailment of economic activities was putting people at risk of starvation.
(SHDA) secretary-general Aaron Musara told the Daily News on Monday that the lockdown was put in place to allow authorities to prepare for the effects of the pandemic and it was time for Zimbabwe to come out of the woods. He said:
The role of medical services which could lead to a diagnosis of more cases is not reflected in those results, but all the same, the purpose of the lockdowns was largely to allow for preparation for handling the situation.
The world, including Zimbabwe, cannot continue to be in hiding forever.
There is no need for Zimbabwe to remain held down by lockdowns otherwise starvation would be the challenge as the economy takes a toll.