Masindi Covid-19 taskforce to inspect reopened businesses for observance of SOPs

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In the Photo: a woman washes her hands at a hand washing station at a WFP food distribution where new health and safety measures have been rolled out to curb the spread of COVID-19 at Madziwa Secondary School, Shamva district, Zimbabwe on April 03, 2020. Photo: WFP/Tatenda Macheka

The Masindi District COVID-19 task force plans to inspect reopened businesses and other public places in the district to check if there is the observance of the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Talking to Kazi-njema News, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Mr Longino Bahebwa who doubles as the vice chairperson district COVID-19 task force said the district task force will liaise with Masindi municipal council authorities to identify the areas where such businesses are located and inspect them.

He warned that those that will be found flouting the SOPs will be closed immediately.

Last week, government reopened casinos, cinema halls, gaming outlets, mobile markets, gyms and massage centres after more than six months of closure as one of the measures of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

However, while announcing the reopening; health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, insisted that these places must have hand washing facilities and their clients should observe social distancing among other SOPs.

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