Zimbabwe has banned officials who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine from reporting to work with immediate effect.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Tuesday that the cabinet had only agreed that Employees who have taken the vaccine have agreed to the Covid-19 vaccine.
In addition, only vaccinated people are allowed to attend church meetings and sit in restaurants.
The Measures are part of a plan to open up economic and social activity after a third wave of Covid-19, which health experts have described as the worst since the outbreak began last year.
“Following the previous announcement that all civil servants should be vaccinated, the cabinet also decided that unvaccinated civil servants should not come to work, “Ms. Mutsvangwa told journalists.
” While all other gatherings 100 people were not In relation to churches, the cabinet has decided that only vaccinated parishioners can attend and should be limited to 50 percent of the church’s reception capacity Millions of Zimbabweans fully vaccinated. The country plans to vaccinate at least 10 million people to achieve herd immunity.
It’s not clear how many of the 300,000 officials are vaccinated.
The government’s stance, everyone Forcing their workers to get the Covid-19 vaccine has led to similar actions in the private sector, with several companies banning already unvaccinated workers from their premises.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined In Harare, the Zimbabwe Congress of Unions (ZCTU), the country’s largest trade union federation, filed an urgent motion to prevent companies from banning unvaccinated workers from registering for work.
The ZCTU said there were none Provision in the laws of the country that vaccination is compulsory.
Judge Emilia Muchawa ruled that the union had not given reasons why the case should be urgently heard, and that the company named in the application believes that r take the guidelines issued in July.
“The urgency certificate on record is silent about the delay in action from around July 22, when all but one of the respondents issued their personnel notifications,” judged Judge Muchawa.
“No data is mentioned about when the cause of action was closed and therefore there was a need for action.
” This irreparable disadvantage is purely speculative, as nothing is alleged about what happened to the employees happened after the deadlines for submitting the application had expired. “