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Zimbabwe Citizens Covid-19 Vaccine Passport To Be Linked With Passport and ID’s

Zimbabwe Citizens Covid-19 Vaccine Passport To Be Linked With Passport and ID's

The government of Zimbabwe will soon introduce a Covid-19 certificate that will be linked to an individual’s passport and National Identify Document and a COVID-19 vaccination passport, The Sunday News reports.

This is reportedly meant to curb fake COVID-19 certificates that are sometimes used by people for various reasons.

This was revealed by The director of Health Informatics and Data Analytics in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Simukai Zizhou who also revealed the government has completed vaccination certificates that can be used for the same purpose too.

Said Dr Zizhou:

This new card will have security features which can then be easily scanned and verified.

The ministry has all the records of people that have been vaccinated thus it will be simple for authorities to verify this, further it will be linked to the individual’s passports and identity documents which were captured during the exercise.

The card will have a QR code which is now the international best practice in terms of verification of information. Further, this card will close the loophole of the fake certificates that were now in the market.

The new passport will reportedly be available from next week according to the publication:

This new card will be available as from next (this) week as we are just addressing a few pending issues.

However, for those that have already got their second dose and will require to travel to countries that require one to be vaccinated they can come to the ministry where they will then be issued with these new cards

This comes after the President launched the second phase of the vaccination programme in Victoria Falls last week which saw the number of vaccinated people soar by close to 80% from around 36 000 to over 65000 in a few days.

There has been a global outcry over the introduction of COVID-19 passports as people say they will promote discrimination among other reasons. Zimbabwe has so far received 600 000 doses of Sinopharm and Sinovac both vaccines were developed in China.

Source | The Sunday News

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