The reopening of schools has been deferred by another two weeks due to an unrelenting surge in Covid-19 cases.
The decision was announced by the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Senator Monica Mutsvangwa in a Post Cabinet Media Briefing in Harare this Tuesday.
“Cabinet considered that due to a surge in covid-19 cases, there is need to defer the reopening of schools by a further two weeks,” she said.
Senator Mutsvangwa also gave an update on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and the ongoing inoculation programme.
“Cabinet reports that out of the two million vaccines received, every province received fifty thousand first doses except for Harare and Bulawayo who got one hundred thousand doses,” she added.
An update was also given on the 2021 tobacco marketing season and initiatives to achieve a 12 billion dollar mining industry by 2023.
“Cabinet reports that tobacco cumulative sales were 17 percent higher than last year…Cabinet considered the greater Chinhoyi copper development programme.”
Cabinet also received reports on the seventh one hundred day cycle of the second republic from different ministers.