Government approves decongestion of workplaces

by | Jul 21, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

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Government has put in place additional measures to be adhered to with immediate effect in light with the continued rise in COVID-19 cases.

Speaking at yesterday’s Post Cabinet Briefing, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa, highlighted the new measures that will be implemented in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

“The Government has approved the decongesting of both public and private sector workplaces and in leading by example, the Government has further reduced its workforce to 25% on a two week rotational interval with priority given to vaccinated personnel. The Courts of Law will only be opened for remand and urgent cases.”

“All civil servants should be vaccinated and those that fall ill without having been vaccinated will not be entitled to the COVID-19 insurance. All civil servants should be tested for COVID-19 every fortnight. A locum-based COVID-19 risk allowance payment model will be adopted for the health personnel in the red zone as part of the incentive schemes,” said Mutsvangwa.

Members of the public are being urged to continue exercising extreme caution, strictly observing the relevant preventive measures and avoiding any unnecessary travel.

Meanwhile as of 19 July, 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative COVID-19 cases stood at
88415, with 58155 recoveries and 2 247 deaths. The recovery rate stands at 66%, with 98% of COVID-19-positive cases being attributable to local transmission. The number of active cases stands at 27 513. To date, 1247494 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.