Level Two lockdown extended

by | Nov 3, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

By Pretty Manyewe

Acting President (Rtd) General Constantino Chiwenga has extended the current level two lockdown by a further two weeks.

There were no major changes on the prevailing regulations, spelt out at a press conference earlier today.

“The last two weeks has seen a reduction in the number of positive Covid-19 cases which has seen the country recording an average number of 45 cases per day and an average of one death per day.
This indicates that the lockdown public health measures currently in place are effective in controlling the transmission of the virus. In this regard, the level two national lockdown is hereby extended for another two weeks,” said VP Chiwenga.
VP Chiwenga said the ongoing vaccination program will now extend to 16 and 17 year olds.

“Globally and nationally, public health discussions have been ongoing regarding extending vaccination to children and other special groups such as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

Based on available scientific data, the specialist pediatricians have recommended vaccination of the 16-17 year age group with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. The protocol for the younger age groups is still under consideration,” said VP Chiwenga.

Messaging around the vaccine is expected to include the newly added age group in their Covid-19 messaging as they continue to encourage eligible citizens to get vaccinated.

To date the country has reached a national coverage of 38 percent of the targeted population.