Week 1 - 2
With the reduction in restriction in “stage 2 Lockdown” came many question around what people can and cannot do in this stage of lockdown. Our teams along with the MoH and ZRP reps handled all the questions.
The public transport network (through ZUPCO) is over subscribed and as a result many people must violate lockdown protocols by sharing overcrowded illegal taxis or carpools in order to get around. Many residents requested additional buses on their routes.
In some area's beer halls and local socializing spots are open again. This is facilitated through a lack of enforcement combined with business owners bribing police when they do come around.
Many residents requested masks and sanitizers. Now that the government have mandated the wearing of masks in public, shops and pharmacies are charging up to US$5.00 each for a mask. This is beyond the means of the majority.
The retention of information around Covid-19 is good as we encountered people who had see or heard about our activations.
Public borehole are still attracting large crowds and on arrival our teams take time to sort out the social distancing and try to manage the crowd.
Maize meal deliveries are also hot spots, especially at shops in the high-density suburbs.
The dissemination of information on GBV and child protection has been welcomed by many despite this being a sensitive topic. It is widely acknowledged that there are problems in many of the communities. The mention and distribution of the hotline numbers, unknown to the vast majority, has been a big hit.
The survey is going well and people seem happy to participate.
|09/05/2020||Chikanga Phase 1 & 2
|11/05/2020||Chikanga Phase 2