Normalcy beckons for Vic Falls tourism

by | Mar 24, 2021 | Business | 0 comments

Alex Samanyanga
Tourism players in Victoria Falls are jubilant after second phase of the Covid-19 Vaccination programme was launched in the resort city.
Victoria Falls recorded Zimbabwe’s first Covid-19 case last year.
Phase two of the Covid-19 vaccine roll out is targeting teachers, security services and people with chronic diseases.
However, Victoria Falls was chosen to vaccinate all its willing residents above 18 since it is a tourism town
President Mnangagwa launched phase two of the vaccination programme today to expectant Vic Falls residents who had already queued for their first doses.
Co-founder of the Zambezi Conservation Alliance Mr Luke Brown who has been active in Safari industry for more than 20 years appreciated Government`s move as it will make them safe for themselves and their guests.
“We are awaiting our jabs here in Victoria Falls. It is a welcome initiative to vaccinate all above 18 in our tourism driven city.
It sends the right message out to the world that we are making both ourselves and our guests safe,” he said.
Businesses is expected to return to normalcy in the resort city after a massive vaccination drive is finished.

Currently Zimbabwe`s land borders are close for human traffic and this has affected the hospitality industry.
Zimbabwe so far has vaccinated more than 45000 of its citizens