Mnangagwa To Receive Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine On Wednesday
President Emmerson Mnangagwa will on Wednesday receive the Chinese Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. This was announced by his deputy and Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who said that the president will receive his first shot of the vaccine in Victoria Falls.
The President will be launching the second phase of Zimbabwe’s national Covid-19 Vaccination Program in the resort town.
Residents of Victoria Falls will become the first in the country to get an opportunity to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic, as the government will be launching a campaign for the general population to embrace being vaccinated.
iHarare is publishing the statement from Vice President Chiwenga, in its entirety below. VP Chiwenga is currently the acting President after President Mnangagwa this afternoon left the country for Tanzania where he will attend the East African Nation’s deceased leader John Pombe Magufuli’s funeral.
STATEMENT BY THE HONOURABLE ACTING PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF HEALTH AND CHILD CARE, GENERAL CGDN CHIWENGA, ON THE LAUNCH OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE NATIONAL COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME, VICTORIA FALLS, 21st MARCH, 2021
The Second Phase of the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme will be officially launched by His Excellency the President, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, this week, Wednesday, 24th March, 2021, in the tourism City of Victoria Falls. On the day, His Excellency the President will receive his first jab of Sinovac.
The President will be accompanied by Leaders of Political Parties in Zimbabwe who will also receive their first jabs at the same occasion on the same day.
At that high profile event, Government will also commence an embracing Covid-19 vaccination roll-out campaign which will afford all residents of the City an opportunity to get vaccinated. This vaccination exercise will pave way for the resumption of unlimited tourism activities in the City which is a world attraction.
Already, Government has announced a vaccination programme for teachers and other personnel in the educational sector in the wake of the resumption of normal teaching programmes in schools and colleges.
Overall, Government targets the vaccination of 60 percent of the population in order to achieve herd immunity.