Govt bars unvaccinated civil servants from coming to work

UNVACCINATED civil servants have been forbidden to come to work following a Cabinet decree ordering Government employees to get the anti COVID-19 jab.
Information Minister briefing journalists during a post cabinet media briefing said they have decided to bar unvaccinated workers from coming to work.
“Pursuant to the previous announcement that all civil servants should be vaccinated, Cabinet further resolved that no unvaccinated civil servants will be allowed to come to work,” she said.
She said 79 learners and 20 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 last week
“…thereby bringing the total under of confirmed cases in schools to 132. All active cases are isolated and managed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care,” said Minister Mutsvangwa. “On school attendance by learners, the average learner turnout increased from the previously recorded 73.3% to 76.2%, while that of teachers was at 85.5%. ”

Govt sticks with Church Vaccination mandate

Despite a High Court ruling reprieve for unvaccinated church members, Cabinet as the Executive arm of State defied a judiciary order maintaining its position that churches should only allow vaccinated congregants.

“Cabinet discussed the request by churches for a review of number of congregants allowed in church services to at least a third, taking into account the size of the church.
“Whilst all other gatherings shall not exceed 100 persons, with regards to churches, Cabinet has resolved that only vaccinated congregants can attend and should be limited to 50% of the holding capacity of the Church,” said the Information Minister.

She also said, “Cabinet would like to appreciate the open communication that exists between Government and all stakeholders across the socio-economic stratum of Zimbabwe, and would like to assure the nation that any member or group of persons may make representations to the Cabinet Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on COVID-19 on any related matters, but may not be members of the same.”

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