President Mnangagwa, while addressing a POLAD meeting today, debunked previous notions by a health ministry official that MPs, ministers and members of the security sector will be prioritized when it comes to vaccination.
President Mnangagwa said in due time the government will announce the roll-out plan and elderly, frontline workers and people with preexisting conditions will be prioritised.
Said President Mnangagwa:
Resources have been reserved for the procurement of more vaccines. Modalities are also in place to facilitate the private sector and other organisations to make contributions towards vaccine procurement.
Furthermore, a COVID-19 Vaccination Framework has been developed and finalised for the roll out of the vaccine. As I have previously highlighted, the first phase of vaccination will prioritise frontline workers, the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions. The vaccines shall be state funded and free.
We are further thankful that the surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths witnessed between mid-December 2020 and January 2021 is beginning to recede. This followed a second wave of infections which were more contagious and fatal.
The President has also said that he will update the nation on the COVID-19 restrictions next week.
Source | ZBC News