FINANCE and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says government has set mobilised USD100 million towards the purchase of Covid–19 vaccines to cover a significant portion of the population in order to achieve herd immunity.
By Staff Reporter
In a statement, Prof Ncube said they have also arranged with leading freight company DHL to transport vaccines in the future.
I am pleased to announce that Government has this week received 1,056,000 doses of Covid –19 vaccines purchased from China, which are being made available to Zimbabwe Citizens free of charge at designated vaccination centres.
“Going forward, the country will be receivingabout1million doses of Covid–19 vaccines per month from additional purchases aimed at reaching the herd immunity target.We are further pleased to acknowledge an offer from DHL International for concessionary tariffs that the company has offered for the shipment of vaccine consignments under an arrangement that will ensure the timeous and safe delivery of vaccines to the country.”
He added that government also acknowledges and appreciates the broad support so far received from the private sector and is committed to ensure that all these partnerships are deepened for the National Good.