The Kariba district Covid-19 taskforce is fretting over an upsurge in the number of cases in the resort town with interventions lined up including swooping on houseboat gigs, bottle stores and shebeens.
Residents now fear that the dreaded third wave of the global pandemic could lead to imposition of a localised lockdown which will affect businesses.
This comes amid fears that Kariba could this year experience lower than usual temperatures this winter raising chances of the diseases spreading widely.
In a notice, Kariba District Covid-19 taskforce chairperson Dr Godwin Muza said residents should adhere to preventive protocols.
“We are now experiencing a third wave of the Covid 19 and with Kariba winter expected to be much colder, these figures are likely to go up if we do not practice social distancing, masking up, sanitising among other preventive measures,” said Dr Muza.
“The district taskforce is now on high alert and as part of this, a meeting held yesterday resolved that Kariba municipality must enforce Covid19 regulations which have been relaxed.”