ZIMBABWE: ‘Shoddy’ coronavirus screening in criticised

A video of an airport staff at the Victoria Falls Airport, in western Zimbabwe, screening passengers for the coronavirus without wearing a mask has sparked discussions about the country’s preparedness.

In the video, the official checks the temperatures of arriving passengers with his face mask over the neck instead of using it to cover his nose and mouth.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week issued guidelines on the use of face masks, advising health workers to use them to protect themselves and dispose them off when they get dump.

The video of the Zimbabwean health worker was posted on the Twitter handle of the ministry of health. It was taken during a visit by the minister to check on passenger screening at the airport:

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