- Zimbabweans may be faced with the choice between using public transport or refusing the vaccine
- The Africa government is planning on introducing vaccine certificates that would allow those who are vaccinated to use public transport
- This would essentially ban those who are not vaccinated from using public transport
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JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe is trying desperately to increase the number of people who are vaccinated against Covid 19.
They are considering banning those people who have refused to get the jab from using public transport.
The country has a very accessible vaccine programme, with bus terminals offering a shot in the arm.
The ban has been put on the table as a result of the discovery of the Omicron strain of Covid 19 according to eNCA.
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Zimbabwe has only managed to partially vaccinate around 4 million people with 2.7 million people fully vaccinated against Covid 19.
Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told the media that the plan is in motion and that in the future passengers will need to produce a valid vaccination card to board public transport according to Bloomberg.
The new Omicron variant has caused a rapid rise in new cases with 2 555 new cases confirmed earlier this week.
COVID 19: Mzansi records 20 deaths in last 24 hours, almost 20 000 new cases
Earlier, Briefly News reported that with South Africa officially in its fourth Coronavirus wave, at least 20 people have unfortunately succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours pushing the countries total death toll to 90,080.
While Gauteng still leads the surge with over 9,000 cases the KZN province and Western Cape are not far behind with 2,500 and 2,000 cases respectively, eNCA reports.
19,018 people have tested positive in the last few hours with concerns growing among South Africans that the Omicron variant may have something to do with it.
Nigeria confirms 1st case of Omicron was discovered in sample taken in October
The strain was discovered in two South African travellers who landed in the West African country.
According to the NCDC, the variation was discovered in a sample obtained in October after retrospective sequencing of previously confirmed cases of the Omicron among travellers to Nigeria.
Source: Briefly News