Vice President Chiwenga, while receiving 200 000 vaccines today at RGMugabe airport, said the delivery of the vaccines brings hope of life returning to normal in Zimbabwe, Open Parly reports.
Speaking at the airport the VP who doubles as the Health Minister said:
This is a timely donation to your Excellency (Chinese Ambassador) given the recent ravages and tragedies that have visited our nation through COVID-19 pandemic. You have been here, you have seen how our people have suffered from this pandemic.
We receive this vaccine as a gleam of hope to the nation, that finally, we may be on the verge of returning to some semblance of normalcy that is what we are aiming to achieve.
The vaccine also offers the possibility that our people who have borne the brunt of the economic ravages of the pandemic might finally turn a new page following the unfortunate interruptions to economic activities that have been necessitated by the need to contain the spread of the virus.
As you are all aware, we had to implement the lockdown so that the virus does not spread. If it (the virus) doesn’t spread then we spare the lives of our people.
Life almost returned to normal in December before cases surged just after the festive season, prompting the government to impose a lockdown to curb spreading virus.
600 000 doses are expected to come from China in the first week of March.
Source | Open Parly