Press Statement: BVTA would like to urge Informal Traders and Informal Cross Border Traders (ICBTs) to reduce travelling across borders if need be, we encourage ICBTs to exercise extreme precaution as advised by health experts.
Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA), is deeply concerned with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID19) and saddened by the loss of lives in some parts of the world due to this global pandemic.
BVTA also appeal to vendors and informal traders to take caution on health as they sell their wares through practising good hygiene e.g washing of hands, fruits and refraining from handshakes.
The World Health Organisation states that currently there is no cure for the coronavirus. We, therefore, urge people to take necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families from coronavirus. We hope our government will ensure sound preparedness based on scientific evidence and continue to advise citizens accordingly.
BVTA will continue sharing information on this outbreak, urging vendors and ICBTs to minimise on travelling and to practise hygiene.