Police rubbishes requirement for vaccination cards at roadblocks

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has refuted social media claims that people without COVID-19 certificates are being blocked from getting into Harare Central Business District.

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Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, ZRP Spokesperson said this was false information has they were not received such directive from the government.

“We haven’t received such directive from the government. We urge the public to stay home if they are nit essential service providers. ZRP also appeals to the public to be patient with the officers at road blocks because the vehicles will be too many,” Nyathi said.

Social media reports has claimed that police were demanding vaccination cards at Mutoko and Mazoe roads. Failure to produce the cards motorists were not allowed to pass.

Nick Mangwana, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services said only essential service workers were allowed to travel.

“On reports of long queues of vehicles bottle-necked at roadblocks trying to get in Harare. Mazoe and Mutoko roads are cases in point. The short responses is that, intercity is banned fellow citizens. Very few people who are providing essential services should be traveling,” Mangwana said.

Strict lockdown measures are slowly gathering momentum with the cabinet having announced that it was now mandatory for all citizens to have letters from their employees for them to go to town.

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