COVID -19 PREPAREDNESS PROCEDURE

COVID -19 PREPAREDNESS PROCEDURE

HIGH RISK

  • Those with immune-suppression(i.e. diabetes, HIV, heart and lung disease)
  • Those who have travelled to high Risk areas e.g. China, Iran, Korea and Italy
    -Those aged 50 years and above

SYMPTOMS

  • Running nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling of being unwell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sneezing
  • Running nose

PREVENTION

  • All Zimparks premises will be equipped with hand sanitizers
  • All Zimparks premises with high tourist/client volumes will be equipped with a thermo imaging camera or non-contact infrared forehead thermometers.
  • All Zimparks staff to undergo COVID-19 Prevention and early symptoms identification training.
  • All employees will be mandatorily required to undergo a quick screening using a hand held thermo camera upon arrival at work premise.
  • All employees will be mandatorily required to hand sanitize on arrival to the work
    premise
  • All clients will also be required to undergo the quick screening and sanitization before entering any Zimparks premises.
  • Hand sanitizers will be placed around all Zimparks Premises and all staff are advised to regularly hand sanitize throughout the working day.
  • Avoid handshakes amongst fellow employees and clients
  • Sanitary wipes should be distributed to all offices to wipe telephones, cellphones, desk surfaces, keyboards,etc

MEASURES TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN CASE OF SUSPECTED COVID -19 INFECTION

If an individual exhibits a temperature higher than 37,5⁰c and has flu like symptoms, that individual is considered to be a risk. Security personnel are to implement the following steps:

  • Individual is to be denied entrance to an ZimParks Facility
  • Isolate the individual from other clients and employees
  • Alert the Area Manager of the Suspected case
  • The Area Manager will immediately alert the Cluster Office, nearest Health Facility, Nearest Ministry of Health and Child Care Office and the ZimParks
    Environmental Health and Safety Department.
  • Cluster Office in liaison with Cooperate Centre, Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Environmental Health and Safety Department will mobilise resources for the removal and quarantine of the suspected individual.
  • Employees that would have come into contact with the suspected individual will be subjected to a 21 day self-quarantine.

USEFUL CONTACTS

  • Wilkins hospital (0242-741 683-4; 740451)
  • Thorngrove hospital (0292 66746)
  • Zimparks Environmental Health and Safety Officer (0719886900)

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Covid – 19 Preparedness Procedure

 

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Zimparks guns down hippo in Nyanyadzi

August 31, 2017August 31, 2017
Inset from Zimpapers. THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority last week shot dead a hippopotamus that was damaging winter wheat in Nyanyadzi. The hippo, which had a calf, is believed to have escaped from Save Conservancy. ZPWMA ordered the shooting of the hippos after traditional leaders in the area reported that it was damaging crops and endangering lives. ZPWMA officer, Mr John Danfa, said they were still hunting for the calf which is believed to have found habitat along Save River. “Usually hippos move up and down rivers during the rainy season. We believe the two escaped from Save Valley Conservancy. They were both females and they do not usually click if there is no male. “They are believed to have separated. We received reports from traditional leaders in Hot Springs and Nyanyadzi that these hippos were feeding on wheat and crops in their fields.” “People’s lives were endangered so the authorities ordered its killing. The first time we attempted to kill it, it was in the company of so many cattle and could not do anything. Our officer teamed up with villagers to track it until last week when it was shot down in Nyanyadzi”. The officer is said to have fired 12 shots before the hippo died. The meat was shared by villagers. One of the villagers in Dirikwe village, Mr Tapiwa Munyati, said: “This hippo was becoming a threat to human lives in the area. It was being spotted near homes at night. “There are vegetable gardens along one of Save River’s tributaries where it was being spotted.“We were told that hippos do not like light and the danger was that lives would have been lost.” “A villager survived death by a whisker recently when the hippo strayed into his homestead.“He went out of his house to investigate when his dogs were barking. He had a torch and the hippo advanced towards him. “Fortunately he managed to escape the attack and notified other villagers and the village head. We are appealing to the responsible authorities to make sure that the remaining one is also killed,” said Mr Munyati.