By ZBC Reporter
MORE than 50 media practitioners have so far been vaccinated under Phase One of the Covid-19 vaccination programme which is targeting frontline workers.
In a show of confidence in the fourth estate, government included journalists on the priority list under phase one of the Covid-19 vaccination programme which saw journalists from various media houses joining other frontline workers in getting the vaccine which is being rolled out across the country.
“Vaccination is the way to go, it does not protect myself only, but also those around us. We are writing about the vaccination process so we need to write what we are experiencing,” said one scribe.
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) management and staff led by the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Ms Helliate Rushwaya were also at Wilkins this Friday afternoon getting their jab.
Meanwhile, the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has supported the work being done by journalists in informing and educating the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic by donating personal protective clothing, sanitisers, masks and washing basins to the national broadcaster, a gesture well appreciated by Ms Rushwaya.
“We just got vaccinated this afternoon and we really appreciate this donation from the first Lady as it will go a long way in helping us as we conduct our daily duties,” she said.
Of late, the number of Covid-19 infections has been going down, with 50 infections having been recorded this Friday, bringing the total number to 36 044 cases, with recoveries now at 32 539.
By ZBC Reporter