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No vaccination certificate, no public transport – Zim Govt says

A vaccination certificate will soon be required in order for one to board public transport, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said.

Speaking during a post Cabinet media briefing on Tuesday, Mutsvangwa said government will be establishing vaccination sites at the main intra and inter-city bus termini, so as to ensure that those not vaccinated but wish to do so can have doses administered before they board the public transport.

“Please note that there will be a time when people will not be allowed to board public transport without a valid vaccination card; and the Ministry of Health and Child Care will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on the vaccination blitz of the 16-to-17 year age group in schools,” Mutsvangwa said.

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