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Fool proof COVID-19 certificates coming soon

The media was awash with reports of some unscrupulous individuals who are producing fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates and Cabinet during its 9th Session resolved to produce a card with more security features.

 “Following reports of production of fake vaccination cards by unscrupulous individuals, Government in liaison with Fidelity Printers and the Registrar Generals’ Office has strengthened security measures through designing a water-tight Vaccination Certificate Card,” announced Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa announced in a post Cabinet media briefing yesterday.

Minister Mutsvangwa announced that Fidelity Printers will print the cards whose security features include a water marked paper and a coat of arms which can only be seen under ultra violet (UV)light making it impossible to be reproduced by these unscrupulous persons.

“The Card, to be printed by Fidelity Printers, will exhibit the following features:  invisible coat of arms, which shines under UV Light; fluorescent numbering; water-marked security paper; micro text underground; and guilloche pattern,” said the Information Minister.

Meanwhile, Government will leave no stone unturned in apprehending greedy malcontents bend on tampering with the security features of the Vaccination Cards.

 

Last week it was also reported that 457 vaccination cards were discovered to be missing at Chitungwiza’s Seke South Clinic and this has prompted Government to add more security features on the cards. The cards were now being sold for US$25 to members of the public. Last year some people were selling fake COVID-19 negative certificates to people who were not tested thereby posing dangers to those who came in contact with them.

 

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