The Sunday Mail
Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga has called on Zimbabweans to work together in order to avert a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at the launch of the reconstituted National Covid-19 Response structure, VP Chiwenga, who is the Health and Child Care Minister, said he was concerned with the slowing Covid-19 vaccine uptake.
“Recently, momentum of the vaccination programme seems to have gone down in a number of provinces.
“The magnitude and duration of the three pandemic waves experienced so far have worsened with each wave,” said VP Chiwenga.
He said the reconfigured response structure will come up with ways to prevent another wave.
“These challenges and programme gaps are a clear indication that despite the many achievements recorded so far, we still need to do much more if we are to subdue or prevent a bigger and longer fourth wave,” said VP Chiwenga.
He said the new structure, which he will chair, will now include Provincial Ministers who in the past used to be confined to provincial taskforces.
Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira will be deputy chair.
Technical guidance will come from the chief coordinator of the National Covid-19 Response in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Agnes Mahomva.