There was a furore at Dombotombo Vegetable Market in Marondera at the weekend after residents refused to wash their hands before gaining entrance accusing council of failing to disinfect the water.
According to some of the residents, the water was raw without any disinfectant while there was no soap at the washing point.
“We are using sanitisers and green soap at all points as per the guidelines by our health experts.
In this case, we used Chlorine at the hand washing points and it is advisable. This is the same Chlorine we use in treating water in this town hence it is safe. The use of the chemical was approved by relevant authorities,” he said.
Dombotombo Vegetable Market is the busiest in the farming town as it accommodates fresh produce farmers from as far as Murewa who deliver their produce targeting residents as their customers.
Meanwhile, Marondera currently has two isolation centres that are accommodating returnees mainly from South Africa.
Last week, a female returnee at Marondera High School, one of the quarantine centres tested positive of Covid-19 before she taken to Marondera Provincial Hospital isolation centre where she is reportedly in a stable condition.
More than 42 people have tested positive to Covid 19 nationally.