Gweru based equipment manufacturer, Midlands Metals through its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fuel to the Midlands Covid-19 task force.
The donation consist of 500 reusable face masks, 500 litres alcohol-based hand sanitizers, 2 000 litres of diesel and 2 000 litres petrol.
In an interview with GreatDykeNews24, Midlands Metals Managing Director Dr. Staben Karumazondo urged other companies in the Midlands province to contribute towards the fight against the pandemic.
“The motivation is coming from the realisation that the corona pandemic is not a Government problem but a humanitarian crisis which needs all citizens to heed President Mnangagwa’s call to assist in the fight against the pandemic so that we guarantee our livelihood.
“I urge all companies in the province to contribute what ever they can to the cause as patriotic Zimbabweans. Together we can overcome,” he said.
He added, “As Midlands Metals, we always assist police with fuel and donations as well as assisting the less vulnerable with foodstuffs on a monthly basis.”
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe now has 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 after one of the tests done in Harare turned out positive.
Cases of the coronavirus have passed the 4 million mark globally and are now at 4,014,265 worldwide with 97,128 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
Midlands Metals is a ferrous and nonferrous products manufacturer, distributor and marketing enterprise whose products include manhole covers, mill balls for mines, hammer mill beaters and ore milling machines .