Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2021-36: 19 OCTOBER 2021

1.0 PROGRESS REPORT ON THE COUNTRY’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, PROCUREMENT AND ROLL-OUT OF VACCINES
 
The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Honourable Dr C.G.D.N. Chiwenga updated Cabinet on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the procurement and roll-out of COVID-19
vaccines.
The nation will recall that the Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19 was restructured in view of changed circumstances to the pandemic situation. A Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 chaired by the Honourable Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, deputized by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Professor A. Murwira was introduced. The structure has now been expanded to include members of the original Task Force and Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs. I will be supported by a Working Party of Officials chaired by the Chief Coordinator for the National COVID-19 Response Programme in the Office of the President and Cabinet. The Working Party membership includes the original Task Force Working Party members, Provincial Development Coordinators and Provincial Medical Doctors.

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