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Bars can now open to fully vaccinated clients

BARS have been given the greenlight to open for business but only to fully vaccinated clients, as much of the economy continues to reopen following long periods of national lockdowns beginning in March 2020.

This emerged during this week’s post-Caninet briefing as there has been a sustained decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country.

However, Government resolved that bar owners are also required to ensure that Covid-19 protocols and guidelines are enforced, failure of which, licences will be withdrawn, among other punitive measures.

There has also been a decrease in cases of Covid-19 in schools across the country during the reporting period ending 3 October 2021.

There were 815 cumulative cases, compared to 1 267 cases reported last week.

On the vaccination front, 943 200 doses of Sinopharm vaccine were received recently under the COVAX facility. This brings the total number of vaccine doses received by Zimbabwe since the rollout of the National Vaccination Programme to 13 243 200.

Meanwhile, in other news, Zimbabwe is anticipating a volume of more than 300 000 metric tonnes (MT) of cereal against a national requirement of 360 000 MT. This is on the back drop of the current national wheat stocks which stand at 70000 MT, making Zimbabwe wheat self sufficient for the 1st time since 2005.

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