To keep their jobs, all civil servants in Zimbabwe must now be vaccinated against Covid-19 before being allowed to report for duty after being given time to get their jabs.
The government has permitted churches to move from 100 people at a service to half their capacity if congregants are fully vaccinated.
Speaking after a Cabinet meeting Monday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said that “Cabinet discussed the request by churches for a review of the number of congregants allowed in church services to at least a third, taking into account the size of the church.
Other social gatherings such as weddings and funerals are still limited to 100 people, since it is difficult to enforce the need for vaccination at such events.
“While all other gatherings shall not exceed 100 persons, with regards to churches, Cabinet has resolved that only vaccinated congregants can attend and should be limited to 50 percent of the holding capacity of the church,” she said.
Government is targeting to inoculate 10 million Zimbabweans.
So far, there are 1, 926, 247 Zimbabweans fully vaccinated with both doses, about 12,84% of the estimated 15 million people and a total of 2, 873, 893 people have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, about 19,16% of the total population