By Style Reporter
Model and socialite Mufaro Kimberly Mtatabikwa (pictured) says having basic knowledge of a disease is key in fighting an outbreak like Covid-19.
The model, who features in a number of videos, notably Baba Harare’s Mitoro, Automatically and Waitamba Nevana, told Standard Style that the biggest undoing in combating Covid-19 in Zimbabwe was ignorance on the part of citizens.
“According to the World Health Organisation, the best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well-informed about the Covid-19 virus,” she said.
“We need to be patient and follow the guidelines put in place by the government and do what we are required to do as citizens.
“Citizens need as much information on Covid-19 as possible in order to combat the pandemic.”
Mufaro said government was doing its best in containing the virus.
“We give praise to our healthcare professionals, govenment and all people in the private sector, who are helping and contributing towards prevention of the Covid-19 from spreading through the supply of required PPE [personal protective equipment],” she said.
“Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using hand sanitisers frequently and not touching your face.
“Covid-19 spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice safe coughing or sneezing away from others. Let’s respect social distancing.
“At this time, there are no vaccines or treatments for Covid-19. However, we have to continue working together as a nation and stop this Armageddon from destroying us all.”
Mufaro urged all Zimbabweans to put their heads together and help combat Covid-19.
“Once again I say thank you to our heroes in the healthcare services and keep up the good work you are doing,” she said.
“To those who can, please donate towards the provision of personal protective equipment.”