In order to curb the spreading of COVID-19 at schools, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa in a post-Cabinet media briefing reported that Cabinet resolved provinces should increase vaccination at schools.
“Provinces must continue to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine activities and prioritise schools to ensure that all eligible learners are vaccinated before the end of the school term,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
The Minister of Information said Cabinet also urged Provincial devolution structures working together with religious, political, and traditional leaders to ensure that eligible learners get vaccinated.
“Provincial devolution structures must continue to strengthen their communication and advocacy, especially with religious, traditional and political leaders on the need for all eligible learners to get vaccinated,” said the Information Minister.
“All national leaders be it political, religious and traditional must, at every encounter with their followers, vigorously advocate for COVID-19 vaccination,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
Turning to new cases and recoveries, Minister Mutsvangwa said 211 new cases were reported during the week up from 196 the previous week and recoveries at schools stood at 173 from the 177 cases that had been reported.
“A total of 211 new cases were recorded during the week, compared to 196 the previous week. Of the total number of new cases reported during the week, two (2) were detected in schools, and of the 177 total cases reported in schools since the start of the new term, 173 have since recovered, leaving 4 active cases in schools,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.