Monze residents yesterday staged a Coronavirus awareness walk in a bid to improve compliance to health guidelines among locals.
Speaking when she flagged off the awareness walk Monze District Commissioner Munachoongo Muleya urged people in the District to continue to follow health guidelines on Covid-19 such as washing their hands, masking up and observing social distance as an effective way to prevent further spread of the pandemic in the District.
The District has so far recorded a cumulative total of 38 convid-19 cases with 28 being locally transmitted.
Mrs Muleya noted that the Convid-19 was real and that it was up to everyone in the District to be responsible and adhere to health guidelines to halt the further spread of the disease.
She also said the partial opening of the bars, night clubs and schools by the government should not be taken as an opportunity for people to relax and ignore health guidelines put in place.
“The country has continued to record cases of Convid-19 and back home here in Monze we have a cumulative total of 38 cases both locally transmitted and imported cases from Kalomo, and Choma. I will continue to caution Monze residents that Convid-12 is still with us and therefore, it is important for us to follow health guidelines to safeguard our lives from this deadly disease,” said Mrs Muleya.
Mrs Muleya expressed hope that the awareness walk would go a long way in changing people’s perceptions on the pandemic and thus improve compliance levels on health guidelines put in place by health authorities.
Monze District has seen a steady increase in Convid-19 cases since the first case was reported a month ago due to poor observance of health guidelines such as hand washing, masking up and social distancing.