GOVERNMENT ASKS EMPLOYEES TO GET VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 OR RESIGN
The government in Zimbabwe is asking its employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 or resign.
It says the move is aimed at reducing the risk of spreading the virus.
In an interview with a local radio station, Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says that employees who think they have a right to choose whether or not they can be vaccinated have it all wrong,
The government previously introduced a new regulation for churches and restaurants to only allow people with a vaccination card inside their premises.
The aim is to tackle vaccine hesitancy within the population.
The southern African country has been able to fully vaccinate 1.7 million people, about 12% of its population. About 3% of the people in Africa have been fully vaccinated.
No country in Africa has introduced legislation to make a Covid vaccine mandatory to the population.
However, some experts are of the opinion that a case can be made for such policies to be introduced as a way of tackling the pandemic and its threat to public health. [BBC]