No compensation for civil servants who fall ill without being vaccinated – Govt

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Vice President Constantino Chiwenga became the first citizen to receive the Sinopharm vaccination jab

Civil servants who fall ill without being vaccinated will not receive compensation, Government has said.

“Civil servants should be vaccinated and those that fall ill without having been vaccinated will not be entitled to the COVID-19 insurance,” Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists during a post Cabinet briefing. 

“All Civil servants should be tested for COVID-19 at the commencement and end of the two week rotational interval. A locum-based COVID-19 risk allowance payment model will     be adopted for the health personnel in the red zone as part of the incentive schemes.”

This comes as Government has reduced its workforce to 25 per cent, on a two-weeks rotational interval in a bid to curb rising Covid-19 infections. 

Priority will be given to the vaccinated personnel, Cabinet announced on Tuesday. 

Authorities have also moved to decongest courts of Law which will now be opened only for remand and urgent cases.

As of 19 July, 2021, a total of 1 184 435 people had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 643 203 their second dose across the country. 

Zimbabwe is expecting a delivery of 1.5 million vaccine doses this week and an additional 1 million doses plus 2 million syringes on 25  July, 2021. 

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