Vice President and Health and Childcare Minister Constantino Chiwenga has warned members of the public who discourage others from getting vaccinated against COVID-19 that they will be punished.
Chiwenga made the threat while addressing hundreds of Mashonaland East members of Young Women For Economic Development during the mushroom pilot project training and graduation ceremony in Marondera over the weekend. He said:
As the Minister of Health and Child Care, let me take this opportunity to remind everyone that COVID-19 is still with us, it is not yet gone so I urge people to get vaccinated against the virus.
There are some who mislead and discourage others from being vaccinated saying it’s a waste of time, we know their agenda, ‘we know your mission’.
We see what is taking place, however, I repeat, however, if you want to disturb the Government programme to save citizens from this virus, where a lot of money has been used on vaccines so that every Zimbabwean can be saved, I am simply saying be warned, your misguided machinations will catch up with you very soon.
Zimbabwe had targeted to attain herd immunity by December 2021 but to date, less than half of the population has been fully vaccinated.