THE tourism industry in Mutare has embraced the national vaccination programme as the second phase of the vaccination is slowly gathering momentum across the country.
By Patricia Mashiri
John Mugwagwa, the Chief Executive Officer Skyview hotel said they work with a lot of people in the tourism industry therefore this is a chance for them to protect themselves as. He also mentioned that the vaccine came as a Messiah as they were long waiting for solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I saw our leaders getting vaccinated and I felt I should do the same because they gave me confidence, we now confident to come to work because we are protected. Because we work with a lot of people there is need for us to protect ourselves and our clients.
“In line of work, we are constantly exposed to many people so it was in our best interest to get vaccinated. For long, we were looking for a solution to this pandemic and now that we have, one we should take advantage of it,” Mugwagwa said.
The vaccination programme has come as a rescue to the tourism industry as it restores confidence in the business that had count losses for the past year. This is the chance for all tourism and hospitality players to revive their businesses.
The second national vaccination programme was launched last week in the resort city of Victoria Falls which saw President Emerson Mnangagwa being the one taking the first jab. Other political players such as Linda Masarira were also vaccinated at the same event.