The government has reiterated that all civil servants will be vaccinated or risk losing out on Covid-19 insurance if they get sick before they get vaccinated.
This position was announced by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing on Tuesday in the capital.
She said the vaccination of all civil servants was one of the measures adopted to combat COVID-19 that has been wreaking havoc in the past recent weeks. Minister Mutsvangwa also observed that:
1) The government has reduced the workforce to 25%.
2) Courts of law will only open for remand and urgent cases.
3) All civil servants to be vaccinated, those who fall ill without being vaccinated will not be entitled to Covid-19 insurance
4) There was a surge in weekly cases from 8013 during the week ending 13 July, to 21346 in the week ending 20 July 2021. The surge is attributable to the general complacency in adhering to set protocols.
5) The Zimbabwean economy is expected to grow by 5.4% in 2022, anchored on growth in the mining, manufacturing and electricity generation sectors among others.
Meanwhile, the official position remains that vaccination is voluntary in Zimbabwe.
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