ECOBANK Zimbabwe, has donated an amount to the tune of US$30 000 for the procurement of Rapid Testing Kits that will be deployed at all ports of entry including air and boarder posts.
By Michael Gwarisa
The financial facility is set to strengthen efforts to break the chain of transmission through reinforcing testing and screening for the bug at the ports of entry.
Handing over the donation, Ecobank Managing Director, Moses Kurenjekwa said “ As a bank with a global footprint and local presence, we are alive to the potential business and human threat poised by the this virus globally and we are taking these steps at a local level as a show our commitment to this country”.
He further added that “it is our hope that we can come together as nation and deal collectively with this serio threat to social and economic progress”. According to WHO, outside China over 4000 cases had since been reported in various countries with Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Nigeria reporting their first cases as at yesterday.
The continued increase in the number of cases, and the number of affected countries over the last few days have seen countries ramping efforts to prevent the disease from spreading and or getting into countries.
The Rapid testing kits will be deployed at all ports of entry including airports and border posts to strengthen efforts to break chain of transmission of the virus that was discovered in China and now has been spreading to other parts of the world. The kits will support current efforts by authorities to identify and screen possible cases for management at major ports of entry by increasing speed of tests and treatments.
Ecobank Zimbabwe is the local subsidiary of the 33 country pan African group, ECOBANK TRANSNATIONAL INCORPORATED has responded to the current efforts to curb and control the transmission of the Corona Virus by donating Corona Virus Testing Kits to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.