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No Vaccination Cards Requirement At Roadblocks

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No Vaccination Cards Requirement At Roadblocks

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has dismissed as false, social media reports claiming that police officers are blocking people without COVID-19 vaccination certificates from getting into Harare Central Business District.

ZRP national spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi told ZimFact that the reports are false. He said:

This is false information. I answered that question to journalists yesterday.

Earlier, Nick Mangwana, Permanent Secretary for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, tweeted that the roadblocks had been mounted only because intercity travel had been banned under measures that were announced on 29 June. Said Mangwana:

On reports of long queues of vehicles bottlenecked at roadblocks trying to get into Harare, Mazowe and Mutoko are cases in point.

The short response is that intercity is banned fellow citizens. Very few people who are providing an essential service should be travelling.

COVID-19 vaccination certificates are not required when entering Harare, according to the police.

However, the police are enforcing COVID-19 regulations that restrict travel between cities to only essential services.

There is no legal basis for the police to demand proof of vaccination at checkpoints.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Police are indirectly asking for the cards at roadblocks robbing citizens of their hard earned cash…..on 08/07/21….I went to [email protected]:20hrs and at tollgate roadblock…polices stopped us….he asked the dri er if the passangers in tbe car have the cards if they dont have each has to pay usd$1 to be allowed to pass…..thats curruption…….if u are not vaccinated the officer just say getout of the car and go back……

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