President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that the nation has adjusted to the new COVID-19 normal, hence the resumption of the clean-up campaigns.
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing the fourth wave of coronavirus infections being driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant.
Addressing a crowd in Kwekwe during a clean-up campaign on Friday, Mnangagwa said:
When we were hit with the COVID-19 pandemic we were forced to suspend the clean-up program as we had to monitor the situation.
However, we know that COVID-19 has become the new norm. It is the new normal. We can now work in the presence and prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is witnessed by the way you are masked up in complying with the World Health Organisation, guidelines.
I urge all those who have not been vaccinated to do so. Arrangements have been made for the administration of booster jabs for those who have already received their vaccine jabs.
The clean-up campaigns were launched in 2018 to promote cleanliness and preservation of the environment. They were, however, suspended at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.