“Health workers will receive the vaccine first” – President Mnangagwa

HARARE - Frontline workers are going to be the first people to receive the coronavirus vaccines once they are available in the country.
Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter 

HARARE – Frontline workers will be the first to receive coronavirus vaccines once they become available in the country.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa made the revelation on Saturday during a State of the Union address in the capital.

“We will spare no effort or resources to save the lives of Zimbabweans. We will spare no resources to save our frontline workers who have been the heroes of the pandemic.

“Help is on the way. Health workers will get the vaccine first once it arrives,” Mnangagwa said.

These statements are likely to be met with skepticism as the issue of vaccines has sparked heated debates around the world.

The government’s preferential treatment for health workers is probably more about finding guinea pigs for vaccines than about care.

President Mnangagwa who cut his annual leave to return to work as Covid-19 rages across the country and government officials die in large numbers.

Mnangagwa urged citizens to adhere to lockdown rules and prevention measures as the virus spares no one.

State of the Nation Address Snippets

“The COVID-19 situation in the country (Zimbabwe) is worrying and threatens to worsen, but there is hope in increasing recovery rates.

“We will spare no effort or resources to save the lives of Zimbabweans. We will spare no resources to save our frontline workers who have been the heroes of the pandemic. Help is on the way. Health workers will receive the vaccine first when it arrives.

“COVID-19 affects everyone in the country, regardless of social status, political affiliation, race or ethnicity.

“We are united in grief… there are no onlookers, no referees, no holier than you, no Superman or Superwoman… we are all affected.

“We must mask up, wear our masks correctly, make sure to cover our mouths and noses, stay home as much as possible, practice strict hygiene and social distancing, and not attend private parties and gatherings.

“The security forces are ready to reinforce containment if necessary.

“Locally, the lockdown continues and more and more Zimbabweans are voluntarily taking the necessary measures to protect themselves, their families, their friends and their compatriots and compatriots.

“Our experts, who have evaluated various vaccines, are about to complete the course that we can recommend to our nation.”

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