Govt Gives In To Pressure To Allow Private Quarantine
13 May 2020
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By Jane Mlambo| Government has succumbed to public pressure to establish private accomodation where those with own money can stay during the mandatory quarantine period.

Speaking during yesterday’s Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said returnees now have a choice to stay in government provided facilities or private accommodation of their choice.

“Cabinet resolved that returnees who offer to pay for themselves be allowed to do so on condition that the facility is secure and subject to inspection by health and security officials and that reputable and established companies be contracted to supply Covid-19 materials,” said Mutsvangwa.

There was a commotion the last time returnees from the United Kingdom arrived in the country when government offered them accomodation at Belvedere Teachers College.

The UK returnees said the facility did not have running water and was not fit for human habitation, forcing the government to consider private accommodation.