Zim government bans unvaccinated citizens from attending church

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The Zimbabwean Cabinet has resolved that churches can now allow sit-in congregants who have been fully vaccinated.

In a Post Cabinet Media Briefing this Wednesday evening the Minister of Information,Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the opening of churches to the fully vaccinated is subject to COVID-19 protocols.

“Cabinet wishes to inform the public that churches can now allow sit-in congregants under the following conditions; Only congregants who have received two doses of the vaccine are allowed to attend; All Ministry of Health and Child Care and WHO protocols are adhered to, and All those found in breach will be arrested, including the leaders of the churches,” she said.

Cabinet also advised the nation that private companies, hotels and other institutions can access vaccines upon payment of the requisite fees to the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

Zimbabwe is also set to become a regional oil hub with a second oil pipeline set to be constructed through a public private partnership.

“The joint venture project between the National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt.) Ltd and Coven Energy Limited is for purposes of developing and operating a second pipeline from Beira to Harare.

The objective is to establish Zimbabwe as the hub for the transportation of refined petroleum products to countries in the SADC region, namely: Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa. The Project will result in the National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe (Pvt.) Ltd and Coven Energy Ltd entering into a 50:50 Public-Private Partnership,” she added.

Other investment projects were also presented in solar energy, copper mining and modern vehicle parking management.

Government has also confirmed approval of principles of the Amendment of the Public
Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act which prohibits close family members of state enterprise executives and employees from participating in the disposal of assets to promote fairness among other provisions.

— ZBC

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