The Permanant Secretary of the Ministry Information, Nick Mangwana has announced on his Twitter account that the government have received 65 Zimbabweans returning from the United Kingdom and have refused to go into facilities provided by Government for mandatory quarantine, demanding hotel accommodation during the days of quarantine.
Mr. Nick Mangwana said the available place of quarantine is Belvedere Teachers College and government can’t afford hotel accommodation preferred by the the 65 returning citizens.
“Why come from a Covid-19 hot-spot during a lockdown and demand posh facilities at stretched public cost?”
The stand off between the Zimbabwe Government and passengers who arrived on board of Ethiopian Airlines, is that they are complains are about water and sanitation, reports suggests there is no running water and they are opposed to the idea of sharing bathrooms.
The United Kingdom has recorded 124,743 confirmed cases and 16,509 deaths of COVID-19 as at 20 April 2020.
Others have weighed in the matter saying ‘if the government doesn’t want someone to go to his or he comfort of their home, they must provide accommodation that is consistent with their life”.
Some argued that other countries besides having state sponsored facilities, they also have an option of approved hotels at own cost and government should identify and designate for such at own cost.