FIRST POST-CABINET PRESS BRIEFING
9TH FEBRUARY 2021
1.0.PROCUREMENT AND ROLL-OUT OF COVID-19 VACCINES IN ZIMBABWE
Cabinet received updates on the procurement and roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in Zimbabwe, which the Honourable Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care presented in conjuction with the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.
Cabinet was informed that the country is saddled with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has manifested in high infection and death rates countrywide, with the compounding factor being the new strain which is more infectious and virulent. While a trend of some decline in infections and deaths had been recorded as a result of the lockdown measures currently in place to contain the outbreak, it is imperative that the country accelerates the acquisition of vaccines in order to halt a potential third wave.