Harare (New Ziana) – People should remain alert to Covid-19 as the pandemic still posed a threat, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Wednesday.
In a state of the nation address, he urged people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of exercising caution against the pandemic.
“Let me also emphasise that, although the COVID-19 pandemic has largely subsided, the virus still poses a threat. Therefore, there is need for all our people to remain vigilant,” he said.
Recently, the World Health Organisation urged people to still maintain vigilance against Covid-19, to help wipe out the pandemic.
As at November 20, 2022, Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases stood at 258 914, with 252 762 recoveries and 5 616 cumulative deaths.
The recovery rate was 98 percent, with 516 active cases having been reported.
In a post Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, government said the pandemic was largely under control in the country but urged continued caution.
“To maintain the situation, Cabinet agreed that all Ministers will lead teams to all provinces across the country to ramp up vaccination uptake, with special focus on Harare, where the vaccination levels are low, and other provinces such as the Midlands and Mashonaland West, where the second dose vaccination levels are low as well,” acting Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Jenfan Muswere told journalists.
As at November 20, 2022, a total of 6 565 695 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine had been administered, while 4 933 944 people had received their second dose, and 1 225 359 their third dose.
This translates to a national coverage of 58.4 percent.
Government has, therefore, said an annual COVID-19 re-vaccination exercise will be introduced across the country.