- April 4, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
- Rushwaya becomes the first high-ranking mining Industry official to publicly participate and encourage participation in the vaccination program.
- She encourages Artisanal and Small-scale Miners to vaccinate against the novel coronavirus.
Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) President Ms. Henrietta Rushwaya received her first jab of Sinopharm’s Covid-19 vaccination early today at Borrowdale clinic and has encouraged Artisanal and Small-scale Miners to bulletproof against the novel coronavirus.
The ZMF President said it was of importance for miners to embrace the government vaccination program to prevent infections from Covid-19 third wave.
“Please kindly go to your nearest Health Centre and get vaccinated. Covid-19 is real and let us go and get inoculated. As Miners, we need to embrace this free gesture extended to us by our government,” Rushwaya said.
Rushwaya becomes the first high-ranking mining Industry official to publicly participate and encourage participation in the vaccination program. She joins other high-ranking officials who include President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice President and Health Minister Dr. Constantino Chiwenga. Chiwenga was the first person to receive the jab in Zimbabwe setting the ball rolling for the government’s plan to vaccinate approximately 60 percent of the population.
The Chinese manufactured vaccine Sinopharm was issued with a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate by Hungarian authorities, making it the first Chinese manufactured vaccine to receive such a certificate from an EU country.
The Covid-19 pandemic vaccine is also the first Chinese manufactured vaccine authorised for emergency use by the EU.
According to the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
How Covid-19 Spreads
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.
Most common symptoms:
- Dry cough
Less common symptoms:
- Aches and pains
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- A rash on the skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
In Zimbabwe, from 3 January 2020 to 4:34 pm CEST, 4 April 2021, there have been 36,911 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,524 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 25 March 2021, a total of 44,135 vaccine doses have been administered.