COVID-19: Minister Says Unvaccinated Civil Servants Must Resign
7 September 2021
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has challenged all government workers who are not willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to resign.
According to local radio station ZiFM Stereo, the government says all civil servants who are not willing to get vaccinated must resign so that they do not expose others to the coronavirus.
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The station reported Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi who is also the leader of government business, as saying the move was to ensure everyone's safety.
Ziyambi reportedly made the comments during a Mashonaland West Provincial COVID-19 Taskforce meeting in Chinhoyi. The station said:
The government says all civil servants who are not willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 must resign so that they do not expose others to the virus.
The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi says this will ensure everyone’s safety.
Meanwhile, Vice President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga recently warned citizens that public places will not be accessible to those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 once Government relaxes strict movement conditions under lockdown level 4.
Speaking in Buhera where he was touring Dorowa, a phosphate mine on Sunday, the former army commander said:
As the Minister of Health and Child Care, I will make sure that vaccination certificates will be required for people to access public places although we have relaxed a few things.
I, therefore, encourage people to be vaccinated as it will be difficult to enjoy services when lockdown measures are relaxed.
We will allow you to watch soccer, watch cricket and enjoy food in a restaurant but you will be required to produce a vaccination certificate. We will not allow you to enter public places without a vaccination certificate.