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Government further reduce staff by 30%

by Kudakwashe Vhenge

By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa

Government through the Public Service Commission (PSC) has with immediate effect tightened the Covid-19 measures for all line ministries in the country.

This was confirmed through a circular issued by the PSC, dated 19 July 2021.
The circular clearly indicates that government has ordered all ministries except for the ministry of health and designated critical services to cut the number of staff expected to be on duty from 40% to 10%.

“All ministries are directed to adhere to the following measures with immediate effect; reduce the number of staff coming to work from 40% to 10% for all line ministries, departments and agencies with the exception of the Ministry of Health and Child Care and designated critical services,” reads the circular.

In addition, the circular also highlights that only those who produce vaccination certificates as proof of vaccination against Covid-19 will be allowed to board the PSC buses.

“Only members with proof of vaccination against Covid-19 shall board the PSC buses,” PSC added.

In June government also instructed all its workers to inoculate, citing that there will be no Covid-19 allowance for all frontline workers who are not vaccinated.

Furthermore, PSC promised that all buses will be fumigated after each and every trip and the number of passengers has been reduced to a maximum of 35 to ensure that social distanced is observed.

This move by government has been put in place to ensure that the country fights the deadly novel of coronavirus.

Zimbabwe is reportedly being ravaged by the third wave of coronavirus which has been encompassed by a number of deadly variants.

Despite reducing the number of staff going to work by 30%, PSC then ordered all heads of ministries to capacitate their staff members with ICT gadgets and enough internet facilities to ensure that they continue with their duties at home.

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