Gvt Prepares Domboshawa Training Centre To Quarantine Returnee Ex-Convicts

GOVERNMENT is in the process of setting up Domboshawa Training center to accommodate ex-convicts returning from neighboring countries.

By Michael Gwarisa

In a media brief, Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said even though there were no known ex-convicts in quarantine centers at the moment, they were planning in advance, in case the need arises.

With regards to the quarantining of ex-convicts the Domboshawa Training Centre is still being prepared to accommodate these, as an alternative to Prince Edward High School. However, currently, there are no known ex-convicts in quarantine centers,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

She added that the clearing and disinfection of schools that where being used as quarantine facilities was at an advanced stage ahead of the scheduled re-opening of schools.

“The Taskforce noted that the processes of disinfecting and clearing learning institutions of returnees is going on smoothly and would like to commend all those who have making these institutions safe for our learners.

“Meanwhile, Government would like to advise that under the phased re-opening of schools, the official opening day for primary and secondary schools is 28 July 2020. Relatedly, all teachers and learners who are outside the country and are included in the first phase are advised to return home and go through the repatriation protocols in time for them to be able to join their colleagues on 28 July 2020.”

Meanwhile, with regards to reopening of intercity reopening, she said the Covid-19 Taskforce considered the request by stakeholders in the public transport sector for the re-opening of intercity and inter provincial travel.

“Government recognizes the current challenges being experienced by commuters to reach different destinations to attend to their essential needs. The Taskforce has therefore resolved to scientifically consider a measured and responsible process of resuming intercity travel. This will be announced next week after interrogation of the request by the appropriate Subcommittee.”

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