First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has implored Zimbabwean youths to follow the COVID-19 lockdown measures and stay at home to avoid bringing the coronavirus to their parents and grandparents.
In a statement issued this Saturday marking the end of the three-day prayer and fasting period, Mnangagwa called upon the youths to be “disciplined” and to practice other measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. She said:
“I want to deliver a special message to our youth. It is common knowledge that you carry the greatest energy to hustle and fend for the families.
“But you have seen your brother, your sister, your parent and grandparent, family friend succumbing to the deadly coronavirus.
“We can only reduce infection by being disciplined and heeding the call to stay at home as much as we should compel ourselves to practice the other measures that keep us safe with utmost determination.”
Mnangagwa said although the three-day fasting and praying period has come and gone, it is imperative to continue praying and being watchful.
She said discipline, vigilance, determination and unity will help the nation defeat the coronavirus pandemic.