250 Covid-19 vaccination cards go missing in Gutu

by | Aug 27, 2021 | Crime & Courts | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba


Zimbabwe Republic Police have began investigations into the disappearing of 250 COVID-19 vaccination cards at a rural health center in Gutu District, Masvingo Province.

Police have appealed for information that may help in their investigations to establish the circumstances in which hundreds of COVID-19 vaccination cards went missing at a rural health centre.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said 250 COVID-19 vaccination cards went missing on Wednesday  at Cheshuro Rural Health Centre located.

“The ZRP is investigating circumstances in which 250 COVID-19 vaccination cards went missing at Cheshuro Rural Health Centre on 25/08/12 at 1200 noon. Anyone with information to contact any nearest Police Station,” read a tweet posted by the ZRP official account.

COVID-19 vaccination cards have become a target for theft following Government’s announcement that most public facilities will be open only to persons who have been fully vaccinated.

The government recently allowed churches to resume in-person services but only for fully vaccinated congregants.

In addition, the government said restaurants can allow only fully vaccinated customers to sit in for meals.

Indications are that people who steal the cards intend to sell them to some members of the public who have been shunning vaccination on religious grounds and conspiracy theories.