Govt reverts to normal working hours

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Harare (New Ziana) – Cabinet on Tuesday directed all civil servants to revert to normal working hours, in line with the current relaxed Covid-19 lockdown.

A spike in Covid-19 cases towards the end of last year led to government de-congesting offices and reducing working hours.

In a post Cabinet briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said:”In view of the opening up of the economy and the need to enhance service delivery to citizens, Cabinet also resolved that, going forward, the entire civil service should revert to normal working hours, i.e. 0745 to 1645 hours.”

Meanwhile, Mutsvangwa said Cabinet, was concerned with the declining number of people vaccinated over the past week.

As such, a Covid-19 vaccination blitz was on the cards.

“The nation is also being advised that preparations are underway for the planned national vaccination blitz. The Blitz will include the 12 to 15-year age group, in line with the recent Cabinet directive,” she said.

“Accordingly, all Ministries will provide maximum support to the blitz with a view to protecting communities against severe impact of a potential 5th wave and as such, Cabinet would like to encourage all citizens who have not yet been vaccinated to go and get vaccinated since we are not yet out of the woods.”

Turning to infection statistics, Mutsvangwa said as at 28 February, Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 236 380, with 226 394 recoveries.

The recovery rate was 96 percent, with 4 591 active cases being recorded.

“On the national vaccination programme, as of 28 February, 2022, a total of 4 357 858 first doses have been administered, with 3 393 674 people having received their second dose and 123 025 their third dose,” she said.
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