Mndeme made the call here yesterday when speaking to business people and owners of passenger vehicles as part of campaign to educate the residents on how to protect themselves from the global pandemic.
The RC also inspected various places including the main Songea market and bus stand to see how people take precautions against coronavirus. She insisted that if every individual takes precaution, it will be easy to defeat the disease which has so far killed thousands of people globally.
She said the government will take measures against anyone refusing to use sanitizers or wash hands especially those working at congested places such as markets and bus stands.
“We will not tolerate anyone declining government orders and recommendations on how to prevent the pandemic. We must all wash our hands frequently with running tape water or using sanitizers”, said the Regional Commissioner.
Mndeme insisted on drivers of commuter vehicles to ensure all the passengers are seated to control spreading of the disease.
She warned some people who have been diluting soap and sanitizers placed at entrance of their shops, insisting officials will be conducting patrols to ensure all the shops and business premises have the hand washing facilities.
Chairman of business people at the Songea main market, Leonadi Chunga promised to make sure all the preventive measures were followed by both, buyers and sellers. He said they have put had washing facilities at different places within the market as recommended by health experts.