Covid-19 vaccine uptake increases

By ZBC Reporter

ZIMBABWE had vaccinated 3 138 frontline workers by 4pm yesterday, taking the total number of people vaccinated so far to 18 843.

The vaccination programme started on a slow note amid indications that some of the frontline workers were either off duty or on leave.
But the uptake of the vaccine accelerated towards the end of last week.

Zimbabwe received a donation of 200 000 jabs from China recently and they are enough for 100 000 people since one person will take two jabs.

More vaccines are expected soon after China promised to donate an additional 200 000 vaccines.

Government has also bought some vaccines from China, in a development expected to see the roll-out being accelerated.

President Mnangagwa announced last week that he will be vaccinated together with his ministers when the second batch of vaccines are delivered.

Meanwhile, the measures being implemented by Government to fight the spread of Covid-19 are paying dividends, after no deaths were reported on Saturday and Sunday.

Zimbabwe continues to record lower numbers of new Covid-19 cases, with only 31 reported yesterday after 914 tests were conducted.

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