By Moses Mugugunyeki
Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG) has weighed in, in the fight to contain the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) by donating linen to health institutions across the country.
The hotel management company joined a number of local corporates that have chipped in to assist the government in ensuring that the local healthcare system is not overwhelmed.
Covid-19 has claimed the life of broadcaster Zororo Makamba, while nine people have tested positive in Zimbabwe.
On March 27, President Emmerson Mnangagwa imposed a 21-day lockdown in an effort to slow down the spread of the virus in the country.
Mnangagwa called for concerted efforts from all Zimbabweans if the country was to contain the virus that saw RTG chipping in with the donation.
RTG chief executive Tendai Madziwanyika said it was important that all citizens and business come together to help the government in dealing with Covid-19.
“As Rainbow Tourism Group, we have played our small part by way of a donation of 2 100 items of linen through the Ministry of Health and Child Care channelled to our national institutions that include Wilkins Hospital, Beatrice Infectious Diseases Hospital in Harare and Thorngrove Hospital in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls,” Madziwanyika said.
“This donation comprises bed sheets, hand towels and pillow cases, among others, valued at more than half a million Zimbabwean dollars.”