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Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination For All Civil Servants

The government Thursday enforced mandatory vaccination of all civil servants, according to a circular released by the Public Service Commission (PSC). The circular read:

In view of the recent announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding measures for COVID-19 containment in the country and in view of the fact that all civil servants are considered to be frontline workers, as indicated by the health authorities, all heads of ministries are directed to ensure the vaccination of all civil servants under their jurisdiction.

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has also announced mandatory testing for its employees to curb the spread of COVID-19, but said vaccination would remain voluntary.

Meanwhile, health experts have raised concern over people’s lackadaisical approach to compliance with the Lockdown Level 4 measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday.

Community Working Group on Health executive director Itai Rusike said:

We have already observed with extreme concern that there is poor compliance of the Level 4 lockdown measures, guidelines and protocols among the general public.

Such complacency among the populace, specifically in the townships, markets, public transport and liquor selling outlets, is not only dangerous to those individuals but a threat to the health of all people in Zimbabwe.

Rusike urged authorities to continue with the enforcement of stricter preventive measures such as the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places and adherence to the physical distancing measures.

More: NewsDay

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