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Low Covid-19 compliance levels worry NGO

By SANDRA MACHIMA
THERE is still low compliance of Covid-19 health guidelines in most residential townships in Lusaka, says Sisters for Real executive director Agnes Banda.
And Ms Banda has appealed to the community to ensure they practiced high standards of hygiene, especially on disposal of used masks.
She said the failure by some people to follow the health guidelines could breed more diseases especially that Covid-19 attacked the respiratory system.
“I am concerned about how people are taking this Covid-19 lightly, especially in compounds whereby you find that people are just moving around without protective gears such as the face masks, if they have most of them are reusing them for so long without disposing of or rather washing them where necessary,” she said.
Ms Banda has also appealed to women to take care of their children who were moving around without masks and exposing them to infections.
She said women were moving around with their babies without covering them and exposing them to diseases.
“We know women are involved in day to day business activities to put food on the table but at least they should protect their children from this virus because they do not know who they meet out there.
“This Covid-19 pandemic can only be controlled if everyone takes it upon themselves to ensure they follow the given rules for their safety,” she said.
Ms Banda has since appealed to relevant authorities to sensitise people and ensure they practiced hygiene during this period to avoid breeding other diseases.

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