Government continues to urge Zimbabweans to get vaccinated and avoid complacency amid fears of a third wave as the pandemic continues to take its toll.
Zimbabwe this Saturday recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths, a clear reminder that the country is not out of the woods yet in as far as winning the war is concerned.
With most countries around the globe now battling a third wave of the pandemic, humanity now pins its hopes on the vaccine, which has also been rolled out locally.
Frontline workers are currently undergoing the vaccination programme, with the President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa spearheading ongoing campaigns for the nation to embrace the life-serving jab.
“We have procured vaccines and I urge all of us to get vaccinated. The vaccination is for free, let’s all play our part in ensuring that we win this war,” President Mnangagwa said.
The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr John Mangwiro, updated the nation this Sunday on the ongoing phase one.
“The vaccination programme is going on very well and as we procure more vaccines we will do other phases of the vaccination programme. The government has played a big role in fighting the pandemic although we have witnesses some fatalities.
“Vaccines have been procured and the public must continue following guidelines that contain the spread of the virus,” he said.
The Government relaxed lockdown regulations early this month in the wake of decreasing COVID-19 cases, but remains alive to the threat of a third phase of the pandemic.