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Mayor's Report on Covid-19

A REPORT BY HIS WORSHIP SOLOMON MGUNI

The MAYOR OF BULAWAYO

ON COVID -19

IN THE CITY OF BULAWAYO

THURSDAY, 11 JUNE 2020

i. Situational Report on COVID-19

Bulawayo City Council Mayors Report 10
Outbreak Name COVID-19 Area on Alert City of Bulawayo
Date / Time of report 11 June 2020 / 10:30hrs Response start date 25 January 2020
Prepared by City of Bulawayo PHEIC Declared 31st January 2020
National Disaster Declared 17th March 2020 Pandemic Declared 11th March 2020

SITUATION UPDATE / HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global cumulative total of 7 145 539 confirmed (105 621) and 408 025 deaths (3 629) Source: WHO SitRep 142, as of 1000hrs CEST 10 May 2020
  • Africa 54 States reporting 203 899 confirmed 5 530 deaths and 91 398 recoveries Source: Africa CDC Report, as of 0900hrs EAT 10 June 2020
  • Nationally a cumulative of 320 confirmed cases (6), 49 recoveries and 4 deaths (0) Source: Zimbabwe MoHCC Update issued 03 June 2020
  • In Bulawayo 23 cases (0), ten recoveries and 1 death (0). 1 case to be captured nationally Source: City of Bulawayo: Health Services Department 11 June 2020

CASE and LABORATORY / HIGHLIGHTS

The City as at 08:00hrs on the 11th June 2020 had a total of 23 cases of COVID-19 spread throughout the city, in at least 10 suburbs; and has followed up at least 1198 contacts.

There is need to re-emphasize implementation of preventive measures such as cough etiquette, hand hygiene and social distancing; to break the chain of transmission.

Of the first 12 cases (diagnosed in April 2020), though the index case had been diagnosed posthumously, 10 had recovered and only one of the cases was yet to receive results to confirm recovery.

Eleven of these cases were due to local transmission.

None of the cases needed hospital admission for medical treatment.

Of these cases the 668 contacts were traced and followed up.

Of the recently identified 11 cases of COVID-19, all are stable and in isolation.

One client had been admitted for management, including Oxygen support for a few days but is now stable and out of the hospital.

At least 530 contacts have been followed up by 08:00 hrs of the 11th June 2020.

At least 1 357 specimens have been sent to the laboratory for RT-PCR and Xpress Xpert testing for SARS-CoV-2 to date and the turnaround time for results improved significantly to less than 48hours this week.

Though there has been limited availability of specimen collection swabs and viral transportation media (VTM), the laboratory network has expanded in the city.

In the public sector, the NUST ACTG/NTBRL RT-PCR platform is now complimented by the Xpress Xpert tests.

The Gene Xpert machines, usually used for the Tuberculosis control programme is being capacitated.

Xpress Xpert SARS-CoV-2 related software has been installed on the machines at Mpilo, United Bulawayo and Thorngrove Hospitals.

Some SARS-CoV-2 samples have been processed at Thorngrove Hospital after working hours, when the machine is not being used for TB samples, and this is also expected in the near future at the Population Services International Bambanani Clinic and the hospital at Lookout Masuku Barracks.

In the Private Sector, Lancet laboratory continues to collect specimens and sends to their Harare counterpart for RT-PCR testing, and the Mater Dei based Diagnostic Laboratory Services have built capacity to perform the same antigen tests. They have not reported any new cases in the city to date.

This week the various city health institutions/facilities are participating/facilitating in a study that will see front line health workers being tested for COVID-19 using various different tests. This study is conducted as part of the Tackling Infectious Diseases for the Benefit of Africa (TIBA) and the local leading institutions are the National University of Science and Technology and Iam4byo against COVID-19. The study will generate local evidence to inform policy on COVID-19 management.

COORDINATION ACTIVITIES

In the fight against COVID-19, Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has different thematic teams participating in the Epidemic response. These comprise of the Call Centre; Case Management; Coordination; Risk Communication & Community Engagement (RCCE), Disease Surveillance; Disinfection, Environmental Sanitation, Waste Management & Body Management; Logistics Supply Chain Management; Rapid Response Teams (RRTs); Patient location facilitation. Bulawayo City Council’s Epidemic Preparedness and Response Teams get daily updates through physical meetings (beginning 28th of January 2020) and complemented by electronic media platforms.

The overall city response was escalated to the level of the office of the Provincial Minister of State.

A call out roster for staff, enhanced by a WhatsApp chat group is in place. The BCC call centre (backed by resources persons) can be contacted for information / services on numbers:

  • 08084700 (Econet Numbers Only)
  • 08004700 (TelOne Numbers Only)
  • 263-2922 71290 (All Networks)
  • 263-774 668 432 (WhatsApp Only)

Two numbers are available for direct calls to the rapid response teams (cell phones courtesy of the Bulawayo Entertainment Industry) i.e.

  • 263 - 784 150 042
  • 263 - 784 149 828

The national lockdown is in effect indefinitely. Some sectors are now allowed to resume work on condition that their employees have temperature tests upon entering work premises; hand hygiene stations (hand washing or sanitizers upon entry); each employee to wear a face mask in appropriate form; and employees to practice social distancing in the work place.

This week the City Council was visited by officials from Africa Centre for Disease Control.

A meeting of the Ministry of Health and Child Care Stakeholders held at Ingutsheni Hospital on Thursday, 4th June 2020 resolved that Mpilo Hospital staff would cater for returnees and United College of Education (UCE), United Bulawayo Hospital staff look after those at Bulawayo Polytechnic, Bulawayo City Council o look after positive cases at Elangeni Institution and Ingutsheni Hospital staff be cross cutting.

CHALLENGES / RESOURCE GAPS IN RESPONDING

  1. Infodemics seem to be resurfacing.
  2. Inadequate human resources should the cases increase in numbers and for testing.
  3. Need for more oxygen canisters, flow metres, delivery tubes and masks/nasal prongs.
  4. Risk of Elangeni isolation being deactivated for positive but not ill cases.

RECOMMENDATIONS & PRIORITY FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

  1. Stakeholders and the public are advised to resort to reputable sources of information.
  2. Expedite the secondment of 15 nurses and laboratory staff to BCC.
  3. Expediting infrastructure renovations for piped oxygen etc.
  4. Urgent identification of a new isolation centre for asymptomatic cases.

LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

GOODS RECEIVED QUANTITY Value DATE RECEIVED DONOR Reporting Week
ZWL US$
1. Rice 3 x10kg 2700.00 28/03/2020 Qoki Zindlovukazi(UK based Zimbabweans) Week Ending 3 April 2020
2. Cooking oil 6 x 5lt 2385.00 " " "
3. Mazoe juice 3 x 2lt 324.00 " " "
4. Brown sugar 15 x 2kg 990.00 " "
5. Red Seal flour 3 x 10kg 1200.00 " "
6. Food for less White Rice 2 x 2kg 184.00 " "
7. Winna Rice parboiled 2 x 5kg 440.00 " "
8. Gold rice parboiled rice 1 x 1kg 49.00 " "
9. Fiesta parboiled rice 1 x 10kg 480.00 " "
10. Fiesta parboiled rice 1 x 5 kg 240 " "
11. Mealie-meal 3 x 10 kg 210.00 " "
12. FFP2 Face Masks 50 each 27/03/2020 PSI Zimbabwe Week Ending 3 April 2020
13. Liquid soap 80 x 5lt 40,400.00 " "
14. Sanitizer 11 x 100ml 27/03/2020 OPHID Trust Week Ending 3 April 2020
15. Sanitizer 1 x 5lt 16,620.00 " "
16. Surgical/Face masks 19 boxes " "
17. Latex gloves 36 boxes " "
18. Bed Sheets 300 each 31/03/2020 Rainbow Hotel Bulawayo Week Ending 3 April 2020
19. Pillow slips 300 each " "
20. Bath Towels 300 each " "
21. Mealie meal 8 x 10kg 560.00 30/03/2020 Thuthuka Bulawayo Trust Week Ending 3 April 2020
22. Rice 5 x 2kg 460.00 " "
23. Instant porridge 10 x 1kg 320.00 " "
24. Royco usavi soup 4 x 75g 44.00 " "
25. Matemba 2 x 500g 160.00 " "
26. Iris biscuits 10 x 1kg 620.00 "
27. Instant porridge 3 x 1kg 180.00
28. Face Masks 30 March 2020 Bulawayo Babies Week Ending 3 April 2020
29. Solar Back Up Power System 1 15/04/2020 (WIP) Chloride Zimbabwe Week Ending 3 April 2020
30. Surgical Gloves 30 pair 02/04/2020 MoHCC (Byo Natpharm) Week Ending 10 April 2020
31. Face masks 30 each " "
32. Gown(Aspace) 25 each " "
33. Medical Goggles 20 each " "
34. Shoe Covers 25 pairs " "
35. Thermometers 9 each " "
36. Hydrogen Peroxide 30 x 35kg 03/04/2020 Fossil Agro Week Ending 10 April 2020
37. Mazoe Syrups 18 x 2lt 1944.00 01/04/2020 NAC Nkulumane Week Ending 17 April 2020
38. Mineral water 48 x 500ml " "
39. NAC COVID-19 Posters 500 09/04/2020 NAC Bulawayo Province Week Ending 17 April 2020
40. Disinfectant liquid 19 09/04/2020 "
41. Latex gloves 400 09/04/2020 "
42. Face Masks 5 x pack of 180 09/04/2020 Masks against Corona Virus (francismanamike@gmail.com) Well-wisher through Cllr Mabutho Week Ending 17 April 2020
43. Bottled water 9 cases of 24 x500ml 1728.00 10/04/2020 Nehemiah Project Week Ending 17 April 2020
44. Sticky stuff 1 packet 70.00 " "
45. Pepsi fizzy drink 1 case of 24 x 500ml 360.00 " "
46. Mirinda Fizzy drink 2 cases of 24 x 500ml 360.00 " "
47. Arenel biscuits 3 cases of 12 " "
48. Sanitizers (Gel) 50 x 100ml 16,200.00 11/04/2020 WHO Week Ending 17 April 2020
49. Infrared Thermometres 5 " "
50. Surgical Masks 2/pack of 50 " "
51. Tablets for data collection 5 " "
52. Diesel fuel coupons 500lt " "
53. Airtime US$500.00 US$500.00 " "
54. Aprons 400
55. Overalls 400
56. Gloves 2000
57. Dust masks 2000
58. Cover shoes 2000
59. Fully Equipped Borehole at Thorngrove 16/04/2020 (WIP) Bravo Borehole Drillers Week Ending 17 April 2020
60. Emergency Response and Preparedness Team COVID-19 Response Team $3,220.00 17/04/2020 (WIP) Danish Church Aid Week Ending 17 April 2020
61. Health Workers Gowns 80 80,000.00 12/4/2020 Bulawayo Entertainment Industry Association Week Ending 17 April 2020
62. Beef (4x5kg, 2 x10kg) 40kg 25,000 21/4/2020 Amavevane Social Football Club Week Ending 24 April 2020
63. Bread 24 loaves
64. Cabbage 10 heads
65. Salt 5 x 2kg
66. Cooking oil 5 x 2kg 4 x 5litres
67. Tissue Paper 80 Rolls
68. Sugar Beans 40 x 500g
69. Royco Soup Powder 36 x 75g
70. Sunlight Washing Powder 20 x 2kg
71. Sugar 40 x 2kg
72. Tomatoes 28.8 kg
73. Potatoes 7 x 10kg
74. Masks 397 32,400 21/4/2020 Nedbank through Iam4Byo fighting against COVID-19 Week Ending 24 April 2020
75. Gloves 3100
76. Hand sanitisers 100 x 500ml
77. N95 Masks 100
78. 4 plate Gas Stove 1 15,000 21/4/2020 Value Gas Week Ending 24 April 2020
79. 15 kg Gas cylinder, 1 x 19kg 20,000
80. Hand Sanitisers 20 x 5 litres 16,200
81. Sanitisers 100 litres 21/4/2020 Solatek Motor spares & Digitech Advertising Week Ending 24 April 2020
82. Hydrogen Peroxide 30 litres 3,400
83. Masks
84. Digital Advertising Space Bradfield Shopping Centre OK Mart Bradfield Shopping Centre OK Mart
85. Sanitisers 50 x 20 litres 16,200 21 April 2020 Green Fuel Week Ending 24 April 2020
86. Hydrogen Peroxide 23 April 2020 Tierra Marketing Week Ending 24 April 2020
87. Hand Sanitisers 280 24 April 2020 Danish Church Week Ending 24 April 2020
88. Face Masks 1000
89. Hand Gloves 1000
90. Infrared thermometers 4
91. Handwashing Liquid Soap 18 3,636
92. Handwashing water buckets 2000
94. Stand-alone Banners Executive 3
95. Banners Standard Roll Up 1
96. Vehicle Registration Stickers 25
97. Cellphones 2 x Huawei Y6 13,800 27 April 2020 Bulawayo Entertainment Industry Week ending 1 May 2020
98. N95 Face Masks 20 27 April 2020 Hope Restores Academy, Third Base Creations and Hanopat Medical Suppliers Week ending 1 May 2020
99. Cotton Face Masks 200
100. Gloves 600
101. Soap Dispensers 5 x 750ml
102. Cotton Face Masks 50 27 April 2020 TICOZ Week ending 1 May 2020
103. Magic Markers 3 30
104. N95 Masks 400 28 April 2020 Ezra Sibanda & Friends Initiative Week ending 1 May 2020
105. Space Suits 30 4 May 2020 PMD Bulawayo Dr W Mlilo Week ending 8 May 2020
106. Plastic Aprons 5 rolls
107. Goggles 20
108. Sphygmomanometer 5
109. Gloves 5000
110. Bin liners 10 rolls
111. Surgical Masks 400
112. Sanitisers 50 x 5 litres 28 April 2020 Chicken Inn Football Club Week ending 1 May 2020
113. Dishwasher 84 x 2litres 18,480
114. Bread 50 loaves 1,500
115. Ladies Old Clothes &Shoes 2 suitcases for Ekuphumuleni Old People’s home 28 April 2020 Adelaide Shearly Week ending 1 May 20206w27
116. Mineral Water 120 x 500ml 960 28 April Sexual Rights Centre Week ending 1 May 2020
117. Mazoe 6 x 2 litres 648
118. 19mm Conduit Pipe 25 29 April 2020 PDC Bulawayo Metro Week ending 1
119. 25mm Nipples 50 Province through (Panashe Electricals) May 2020
120. 19mm Couplings 100
121. 19mm Nipples 100 Province through (Panashe Electricals) May 2020
122. 3 x 3 Flash Boxes 100 50
123. 13 amp double sockets 20
124. 4ft LED Tubes 30
125. Face Masks 1450 32,400 30 April 2020 Bulawayo Members of Parliament and Councillors Week ending 1 May 2020
126. Gloves 1000
127. Hand Sanitisers 20, 5 litres
128. Handwashing Equipment and Sanitiser Units 2 30 April 2020 Bulawayo Members of Parliament and Councillors Week ending 1 May 2020+
129. 150lt Electric Jacketed Pot 1 4 May 2020 Donald M Sibindi (0772 336 728) Week ending 8 May 2020
130. 10kg Blue Ram Mealie Meal 1 70 4 May 2020 PMD Bulawayo Dr W Mlilo Week ending 8 May 2020
131. 2kg Mega Value Long Grain Rice 1 92
132. 2 litres Pure Drop Cooking Oil 1 159
133. 2kg Selati Golden Brown Sugar 1 66
133. 2kg Selati Golden Brown Sugar 1 66
134. 1 kg Mega Premium Iodised Salt 1 16.80
135. 2kg Gloria Self Raising flour 1 84
136. 500g green laundry bar soap 1 48.30
137. 5 litres Sunklin Handsanitisers 1 1620.00
138. Box (100) Qube Latex Powdered Gloves 1
139. Cloth Face Mask 100
140. Diesel Petrotrade Coupon 20 litres
141. Refurbishment of Thorngrove Hospital Work In Progress K W Enterprises Pvt Ltd Week ending 8 May 2020
142. Gloves Slightly powdered MED 10 X100s x 5 boxes 6 May 2020 Qoki Zindlovukazi (UK Based Zimbabweans) Week ending 8 May 2020
143. Face Masks 50 pieces x 20 boxes
144. Sugar (2kgs) 5 330 13 May 2020 Zimbabwe Christian Alliance Week ending 15 May 2020
145. Self-Raising Flour (2kgs) 5 420 Zimbabwe Christian Alliance Week ending 15 May 2020
146. Mahtma Rice (2kgs) 5 490
147. Cooking Oil (2 litres) 5 795
148. Sanitisers (2 litres) 5 1620
149. Mealie Meal (12.5kgs) 5 320
150. Peanut Butter (375ml) 5 375
151. Tea Leaves 5 160
152. Green Bar Soap 10 480
153. Tablets Bath Soap 10 280
154. Cremora (1Kg) 5 167
155. Iodised Sale (1kg) 5 84
156. Raptor (12 x 500ml) 20
157. Maheu – Banana (12 x 500ml) 4 48
158. Maheu – Choc (12 x 500ml) 4 48
159. Maheu- Traditional 4 48
160. Maheu – Sorghum (12 x 500ml) 4 48
161. Maheu – S/ Berry (12 x500ml) 4 48
162. Cloth Face Masks 201 pieces 11 May 2020 Mopane Foundation Week ending 15 May 2020
163. RESMED Ventilators 2 11 May 2020 Zimbabwean Well Wisher through the City of Harare Week ending 15 May 2020
164. Full face masks 4
165. Face Masks 100 pieces 12 May 2020 Masks for Bulawayo Week ending 15 May 2020
166. Food Parcels For the Bulawayo City Football Club
167. Resurfacing of Roads 1 500 000 Work In Progress Bitmuen Construction Week Ending 15 May 2020
168. Vanilla Cream Biscuits 1 x 12 x 125g 13 May 2020 Arenel Biscuits Week Ending 15 May 2020
169. Choc Cream Biscuits 1 x 12 x 125g
170. Custard Cream Biscuits 1 x 12 x 125g
171. S/Berry Cream Biscuits 1 x 12 x 125g
172. Lemon Cream 1 x 12 x 125g
173. Yummies Vanilla Biscuits 4 x 48 x 33g
174. Yummies Orange Biscuits 3 x 48 x 33g
175. Yummies Choc Biscuits 3 x 48 x 33g
176. Marie Biscuits 5 x 12 x 130g
177. Hydro boost Mineral Water 20 x 12 x 500ml
178. Fem Free Sanitary Pads (10s) 96
179. Sanitisers 25lts 10 x 250lts $135,000 7 May 2020 handed to the following clinics EF Watson Cowdray Park Maqhawe Nketa Tshabalala Pumula Pumula South Pelandaba Nkulumane Luveve Smile for Africa Week ending 15 May 2020
180. Sanitisers 100ml 300 (30lts)
181. Reusable Masks 300
182. Latex Gloves 10,000
183. Cabbage 25 heads 1125 18 May 2020 Tholiwe Sibanda -6544 Nketa 9 (0772 350 963) Week Ending 22 May 2020
184. Tomatoes 1 crate (10kg) 150
185. Butternut 4 pockets 1400
186. Laundry Soap 80 Bars 19 May 2020 Bring Back Bulawayo Week Ending 22 May 2020
187. Hand Sanitiser 25 litres 19 May 2020 Bring Back Bulawayo Week Ending 22 May 2020
188. latex Gloves 3 boxes (3000)
189. Surgical masks 260
190. Green Dishes 2 20 May 2020 OPHID Week Ending 22 May 2020
191. Water Buckets 2 x 20 litres
192. Liquid Soap 2 x 5 litres
193. Ndebele Posters (Asivikeleni umkhuhlane we COVID -19 16
194. Ndebele Posters (Singazivikela emkhuhlaneni we COVID -19 4
195. Prevent COVID -19 Stickers 4
196. Masks 700 24,500 21 May 2020 Providence Human Capital Week Ending 22 May 2020
197. Masks 50 22 May 2020 MoHCC Week Ending 22 May 2020
198. Hand Sanitisers 20
199. Printed T Shirts 5
200. Latex Gloves 6 x 10x 100 22 May 2020 Econet Group in partnership with Cassava Smarttech, Higher Life Foundation Week Ending 22 May 2020
201. Goggles 60
202. Overshoes 65
203. Overalls 65
204. Aprons 66
205. Rubber Gloves Pvc 65
206. Surgical Masks 65
207. N95 Masks 65
208. Latex Gloves 5 x pack of 100
209. Buckets 2 22 May 2020 ZAPU Week Ending 22 May 2020
210. Mops 2
211. Sinklin Bleach 34
212. Sinklin Dishwasher 10
213. Sinklin handwash 12
214. Elangeni Green Bar 50
215. Water Tanks 2 x 2000 litre Tanks 22 May 2020 Youth Alliance for Safer Cities Week Ending 22 May 2020
216. 2 Piece Diamond Catering Pots (12lt) 1 1011.58 26 May 2020 Bulawayo Entertainment Industry Week Ending 29 May 2020
217. 22.5 cm Egoli Stewpans rms 1 1011.58 26 May 2020 Bulawayo Entertainment Industry Week Ending 29 May 2020
218. 8cm Mug RMS 1 60.25
219. 8.5lt Bellied Pot 1 966.39
220. Tusk Super Maize Meal 2 x 10kg 500 26 May 2020 Choppies Week Ending 29 May 2020
221. Brown Sugar 4kg 228
222. Fine Salt 2 x 2kg 168
223. Rice 2 x 2kg 216
224. Hospital Beds 20 28 May 2020 Ezra Sibanda & Friends Initiative Week Ending 29 May 2020
225. Surgical Masks 500 28 May 2020 Sibambene Women’s Group (UK) Week Ending 29 May 2020
226. Coverall Tyvek 3m 10 29 May 2020 PZAT Week Ending 29 May 2020
227. Isolation Gowns Disposable 90
228. KN95 Respiratory Masks 400
229. Gloves (Pairs, Sterile Latex Surgical) 1500
230. Protective glasses, clear 45
231
232. Medical Body Suits 500
233. 3 Ply Face Masks 3750
234. Face Shields 125
235. Goggles 500
236. Gloves 5000
237. N95 Masks 752
238. Hand Sanitisers 20 litres 2 June 2020 Zimbabwe Cricket – Tuskers Cricket Franchise Week ending 5 June 2020
239. Hand soap 5 litres
240. Paracetamol Tablets 100g
241. Betamol Syrup 60 bottles
242. Face Masks 1000 3 June 2020 City of Harare Week ending 5 June 2020.
243. Surgical Kits 30
244. Juranta Trees 30 10 June 2020 Mr and Mrs J Lubinda Week Ending 12 June 2020
245. Cotton Face Masks 200 120 10 June 2020 Janes Fashion Week Ending 12 June 2020
246. Blankets 30 990 10 June 2020 Rise and Shine Women’s Group – Diaspora Week Ending 12 June 2020
247. Bed Sheets 60
248. Pillow Slips 30

COUNCILLOR SOLOMON MGUNI

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