Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is making a concerted effort to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country.
This week ZC donated hygiene products and medication to the Chinyaradzo Children’s Home in Harare.
ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni together with the director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza, limited-overs captain Chamunorwa Chibhabha and women’s team captain Mary-Anne Musonda were all present to lend a helping hand.
Chibhabha and Musonda worked together to disinfect the bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and playing area.
“The donations were made as part of ZC’s ongoing activities to provide assistance to vulnerable members of the society during the coronavirus pandemic. ZC will be making similar donations to another orphanage in Bulawayo, with two hospitals also set to receive essentials from the organisation,’’ read part of ZC’s statement.
Makoni, meanwhile, said it was his organisation’s duty to help the underprivileged.
“We see this as more than just doing our corporate social responsibility. As ZC, we have a burning desire to support the vulnerable and less fortunate among us in society and during this pandemic that is affecting everyone, rich or poor, young or old, we felt it was critical to remember the children at this home,’’ said Makoni.
Zimbabwe has been relatively unaffected by Covid-19 infections, with just 48 to date reported. There have been four deaths and 18 recoveries. The African country reported its first case of Covid-19 on March 20.
The economic impact has been far greater than the actual virus with the government-enforced lockdown, and the large poverty-stricken population have been most affected.
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