Zimbabwean president has given directives that all unvaccinated Civil Servants of the country will neither access their offices nor receive their monthly payments. The directives are expected to start functioning after the end of the ongoing compulsory covid-19 vaccination exercise next week.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nation was among the first African countries in to receive covid-19 vaccinations. However,reports reveal that only less than 2.5 million people out of a total population of 15 million have turned out for the vaccination.
The low turn out rate for the vaccine has really derailed the country's plan to vaccinate at least sixty persent of the total population by the end of this year. Two days ago,the country health secretary Jasper Chimedza stated that those who will fail to produce their vaccination certificates shall not be allowed to report to duty,and consequent action shall be taken against them.
However,the country's main labour body,ZCTU sued the government to court challenging the compulsory vaccination. The case is set to be heared after the high court dismissed an application by the labour body.
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