"Avoid Handshakes, But Greet Each Other Using Fists Or Elbows": Parirenyatwa
Minister of Health Dr David Parirenyatwa has urged people to notify his ministry so that they are properly supervised and educated on how to avoid the spread of Cholera.
Parirenyatwa also urged people to avoid handshakes and to greet each other using fists or elbows. Said Parirenyatwa:
Let us also avoid big gatherings during outbreaks such as this one. You are aware that certain church gatherings are going to be happening this weekend and we are urging that you inform the Ministry of Health and Child Care so that they are properly supervised and education is given to the people who come to those funerals. We are going to give those particular gatherings particular conditions that they must follow before they can gather. In other words there must be sufficient water, sanitary facilities and funerals should be supervised by health workers.
As usual, please must avoid shaking hands at funerals. If you have to do it, please use a fist or elbow and that has stood us nicely. We also urge our radios, televisions and media in general to also talk about cholera in terms of educating our people. We are hoping that this cholera outbreak can be contained and it is really a task for all of us as a nation.