Mutare City Closes Market Over Coronavirus Concerns
Mutare City has closed Sakubva Market amid reports that vendors and customers were failing to observe social distancing which could result in a rapid spread of coronavirus.
The development was confirmed by Council spokesperson Spren Mutiwi on Tuesday saying the closure was with effect from the 21st of April. Mutiwi said:
To all residents, farmers and contractors, council has resolved to close down the Sakubva produce market which was at Sakubva long-distance bus terminus.Feedback
With effect from Tuesday, April 21 (yesterday), all produce marketing activities will be done only in decentralisation areas that is Chikanga, Dangamvura and Hobhouse.
This was done to promote social distancing in this time of the COVID- 19 pandemic and to convenience our stakeholders.
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The development comes when coronavirus cases recorded in the country continue to rise. On Wednesday, the Minister of Health and Child Care Development, Dr Obadiah Moyo announced that a fourth person had succumbed to the virus.
In total, officially announced coronavirus cases are now at 28 and some have the conviction that the number could rise if authorities embark on a rigorous contact tracing, isolation and testing exercise.
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