Government Vaccination Program Targets COVID-19 Hotspots

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa has announced that 500 000 Sinopharm vaccination doses that has been procured from China will be expected in the country by the end of this month end and the next priority of vaccination program will be at the country’s hotspots.

By Staff Reporter

Briefing Journalists, minister Mutsvangwa said government was also in the process of procuring two million more doses of vaccines from China.

On procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, Cabinet is pleased to report that arrangements are currently in progress to procure 2 million doses of Sinovac vaccines from China. These are expected in the country by end of month. Furthermore, 500 000 doses of vaccines are expected to be delivered this Saturday 26th June, 2021.

“The nation is advised that the next priority areas of vaccination are the remaining border posts, especially Forbes,Chirundu and Kariba, current hotspots, tobacco auction floors and people’s markets such as Renkini in Bulawayo, Mbare Musika in Harare and Sakubva in Mutare. The Grain Marketing Board staff and COTTCO staff as well as the Hwange population will also be included in the vaccination programme,” she said.

She also announced that Cabinet had agreed to extend localized lockdown in Chiredzi in Masvingo,Nkulumane, Emakhandeni in Bulawayo and Mt Darwin in Mashonaland central. A cumulative number of 706 158 have received their first doses, whilst 440 220 received their second doses as at 22 June 2021.






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