COVID-19 - Investigations - October 19, 2020

Driving Schools in COVID-19 scare

VEHICLE Inspection Department (VID) resumed operations on Monday after it closed in March due to lockdown restrictions.

Provisional tests and road tests were the most affected operations at all VID stations around the country.

A survey by this publication revealed that 150 people registered at Eastlea Depot to write the provisional test upon resumption.

Prosper Nyasha Dowa, chairman of the National Association for Zimbabwe Driving Schools (NAZDS) told Business Mail that driving schools are supposed to be in the front of sending those who want to write the provisional tests to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

“We are happy that the government has approved the resumption of VID operations,” Dowa said.

“Our main worry is that the people that are coming to write the provisional, are they fully tested for coronavirus? It can easily spread during the exams despite the number of people that are writing,” he said.

“However, the department has developed operating procedures and health protocols in line with WHO guidelines but the worry is that, how are they going to trace if some contract the virus at the depot,” he said.

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