The Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has engaged two COVID-19 testing service providers and one vaccination service provider for this year’s showcase as part of managing the spread of the disease.
ZITF Company chief executive officer Nicholas Ndebele, in a statement on Saturday night, said all was set for the trade showcase and they will be providing COVID-19 testing and vaccination. He said:
The stage is now set for the 61st edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair which begins on Tuesday.
There are two testing service providers as well as one vaccination service provider on site at the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre.
This is for the convenience of those that are yet to get vaccinated. We encourage those who have not done so to take advantage of these facilities during ZITF in the coming week.
He said the COVID-19 free certificate requirement is only applicable to exhibitors and International Business Conference delegates.
The test could either be polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Antigen, Ndebele added.
For those who wish to attend the show as visitors, the entry on business days was free (21- 23 September), if they register online, but if one registers at the gate, they have to pay US$20 or Zimbabwe dollar equivalent at the bank rate.
Ndebele said entry on public days was US$5 or the Zimbabwe dollar equivalent at the official rate. He said:
Advance tickets may be purchased from Choppies (Choppies Bulawayo Centre, Fort Street and Nkulumane Sokusile), Wholesale Centre Liquor Hub in Fife Street and Saimart (Nketa 6).
Ndebele said in the interest of managing numbers and for the convenience of exhibitors, they have set up a badges collection point at Rainbow Towers in Harare.
This year the show is running under the theme: Showcasing the New Normal for Business and Industry: Realities and Opportunities. It will run from 21 to 24 September.