Government has instituted the following measures to contain the COVID-19 surge in schools: enhancement of surveillance & contact tracing at schools & the surrounding communities.
This include increasing on-site Covid-19 testing of all suspected cases,contacts & communities.
Speaking during post cabinet briefing Minister of Information, Monica Mutsvangwa said other measures also include restriction of movement into & out of the affected schools until the outbreaks have been controlled.
She said enhancement of awareness campaign in schools & surrounding communities will be promoted as well as vaccination of eligible population in schools & surrounding communities
Meanwhile, as of 19th Sept, 2 949 025 people had received their 1st dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine& 2 065 395 their 2nd dose.
This translates to a national coverage of 34.7% for 1st dose&24.3% for the 2nd dose.
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Author: Shakespeare Muzavazi