Zimbabwe Orders Mandatory Vaccination For Civil Servants
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Wed 21st July 2021 | 02:10 AM
Harare, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Jul, 2021 ) :Zimbabwean authorities on Tuesday toughened virus curbs, ordering compulsory vaccinations for civil servants and reducing the number of workers reporting for duty in a bid to stem a rise in local transmission.
She also said only 25 percent of government workers were required to physically report for duty, according to tweets posted on her ministry's account.
Courts will only open for urgent cases.
The limited staff numbers exclude health workers and designated critical services.
Zimbabwe has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases over the past two months, fuelled mainly by the Delta variant.
In the seven days to Tuesday, cases leapt from around 8,000 the previous week to more than 21,000.
The respiratory disease has so far claimed at least 2,697 lives and infected nearly 86,000 people.
Zimbabwe has imposed a raft of measures to curb the spread of the pandemic including delaying opening of schools, reducing shopping hours, capping attendance at gatherings including funerals and banning intercity travel.