Controversial ZANU PF MP (Goromonzi West) and Deputy Information Minister Energy Mutodi has discouraged Zimbabwean men from hiring s_x workers as they risk contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mutodi added that s_x workers are at high risk of person to person transmission.
He posted on Twitter: As we launch the Coronavirus National Preparedness Campaign, we are discouraging close personal contact in queues including the hiring of s_x workers. S_x workers are at high risk of person to person transmission and can spread the virus quickly in urban areas and growth points.
Mutodi’s remarks follow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s launch of the Coronavirus National Preparedness and Response Plan on Thursday.
While Zimbabwe is yet to officially confirm its first coronavirus case, several regional countries, among them Zambia and Botswana, have reported cases.