As a way of boosting public confidence in embracing Covid-19 vaccination, the City of Harare (CoH) has started vaccinating its workers at their workstations. The municipality is vaccinating its workers to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus since its workers interact with the residents on a daily basis.
Peter Tanyanyiwa Suburban Reporter
Council has seen it fit to roll out a programme that will see all those willing to take the jab among its workforce being vaccinated. Vaccination in Zimbabwe remains voluntary. Thousands of people have been turning up at vaccination centres across the country to get the Covid-19 jab and protect themselves.
The City of Harare, which recently saw many of its staff members testing positive for Covid-19, is also no longer permitting entrance into Town House to staff members and visitors who have not undergone Covid-19 tests over the past three weeks.
Even those with valid Covid-19 vaccination certificates are still required to produce a Covid-19 certificate showing proof of having been tested in the past three weeks.
In a notice at Town House, council said the Covid-19 test certificate should be produced at the entrance.
“Please be advised that no person shall be allowed to enter Town House without a valid negative Covid-19 certificate issued from Saturday June 26, 2021.
“Present your Covid-19 certificate upon arrival at the reception,” reads the notice put up at the main entrance.
As of July 18, 2021 Zimbabwe had recorded 1 006 new Covid-19 infections bringing the cumulative cases since the first infection was recorded last year to 83 619 with 53 453 recoveries leaving the active cases at 27 544. Thirty-four new deaths were recorded on Sunday bringing the total number of deaths since last year to 2 622. A total of 1 144 379 people have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination with 641 154 receiving the second dose.