The entire city of Victoria Falls is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination after the government dispatched 70 000 doses of Sinovac to be used by adults between 18 and 65 living in Victoria Falls, The Zimbabwean reports. The government embarked on this exercise in a bid to revive the city’s ailing tourism sector.
According to the publication, this was revealed by the Health Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro who told the publication that:
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As government, we want to make sure that our citizens and tourists are safe. That is why we took this bold move to vaccinate the entire tourist city.
Victoria Falls is a city where tourism is the main business. Tourists and residents need to be protected from the virus.
The vaccine rollout in the city started Sunday, and the response so far has been positive among those receiving the vaccine.
The move was welcomed by some residents in Victoria Falls, Veyani Safaris CEO Luke Brown said it is a welcomed development that will save the city’s battered tourism industry:
We are upbeat about the government’s decision to allocate vaccines to the whole Victoria Falls adult population. This is a welcome development and one we believe will pay dividends towards the recovery of our battered tourism industry..
The President is in Victoria Falls where he is going to be vaccinated together with other prominent figures who have been invited to Victoria Falls.
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