Set for Change project officer Frank Kaphaso has urged people in Mchinji to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines.
He said this on Tuesday during a meeting with health surveillance assistants, community civil educators and religious leaders on how to help people to adhere to the Covid-19 preventive measures.
“We want people to get the right information about the pandemic so they can make informed decisions to get vaccinated against the disease and to adhere to preventive measures,” said Kaphaso.
In his remarks, Sheikh Chitundu Saidi advised fellow religious leaders to disseminate Covid-19 messages to their members.
“Due to the decline in Covid-19 cases, people have stopped observing the preventive measures such as wearing face masks and washing hands with soap,” he said.
On his part, Mchinji Labourers Church pastor James Moto asked churches to inform their members on the need to go for Covid-19 vaccination.
“As leaders, let us clear the myths and fear about the vaccine and encourage members to get vaccinated,” he said.
The project, funded by USaid through FHI 360, seeks to dispel myths about the Covid-19 vaccine and to encourage people in Traditional Authority Zulu to adhere to Covid-19 preventive measures.
Recently, there have been reports on misconceptions about the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
President Lazarus Chakwera launched the vaccination exercise in March this year.