President Mnangagwa urges Midlanders to be vaccinated


Kwekwe (New Ziana) – President Mnangagwa on Saturday expressed concern over the low uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in the Midlands province.

Addressing thousands of party supporters at the Midlands March 26 campaign rally at Mbizo Stadium, President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe has enough vaccines and people should go out and be vaccinated.

“In Midlands, Minister (Larry Mavima) you are lagging behind other provinces. Move around households, inoculating even those in the fields or herding cattle. Vaccinate them. This will help prevent Covid related deaths.

“Right now, the Health Minister is saying if you want the third vaccine, you should come for the booster shot. Be boosted… we have enough vaccines,” he said

President Mnangagwa said Covid-19 is still with us.

As at February 25, a total of 4 350 925 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 and Zimbabwe had 235 467 confirmed cases, including 225 624 recoveries and 5 392 deaths.

“Covid-19 is not over. I get statistics of the country everyday from the Health Minister Dr. Constatino Chiwenga, which show that cases are now at a low level but let’s keep telling people that Covid is still around and those who have not been vaccinated should do so.”

President Mnangagwa said the by-elections were not done in the 90 days period as per the constitution as the country wanted to protect its citizens from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“When there are elections, people gather in their thousands, by then Covid -19 was much stronger. We said it was better to protect the lives of the people than to go into elections and then people infect each other with Covid-19 virus.

“There are others in the diaspora and few others in the country who complained why there was a delay in hold by-elections, but we asked them if they wanted people to die. We value people’s lives than elections. Elections we will only be held only following World Health Organizations regulations hence the holding of by-elections,” said the ZANU PF first secretary.

President Mnangagwa said the country had enough vaccines for everyone.

He scoffed at social media reports that that had predicted that over three million Zimbabweans were going to succumb to Covid-19 due to its weak health system.

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