July 25, 2021

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Only Vaccinated Government Staff To Board PSC Buses

Staff Reporter

Public Service Commission has stated that only valid and officially vaccinated workers will board their buses to work.

This comes after PSC propelled a number of containment measures meant to hamper covid 19 surge in the area of workforce and among them being the defiance of unvaccinated workers from using PSC buses.

In a statement, Public Service Commission Secretary J. Wataunashe said that all ministries are supposed to adhere.

“The PSC shall ensure fumigation of buses daily and after every trip. Only members with proof of vaccination against COVID 19 shall board PSC,” said Wutaunashe.

In line with the vaccination procedure, PSC shall also assess social distancing in the buses. Some of the measures included in the official statement are reduction of workers from 40% to 10% for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies with the exception of the Ministry of Health and Child Care and designated critical services with immediate effect.

No worker is supposed to remain at home for more than 21 days and there will be strict staff monitoring by PSC while reports are to be submitted at 1300 hours with proper justification for line ministries.

PSC shall carry out reviews and assessments as a way of determining the success or failure of the measures while heads of ministries will be capacitated with efficient bandwidth connection technology to ensure good virtual interaction.

Wutauashe nailed the issue of ministry cooperation in a bid to triumph over covid 19.

“All ministries are urged to cooperate as we remain alert in combating this pandemic which will certainly be overcome through adherence to conduct and protocols prescribed by Zimbabwe Health authorities as guided by World Health Organisation.”

This move was however regarded as a mandatory by by some sections of the society driven by increasing number of cases being recorded since the commencement of level 4 Lockdown.

Post On Sunday has done a snap survey to that effect and results show that citizens still ignore government’s call of Inter-city traveling, reduction of work force and only essential workers going to work.

Members who spoke to this publication highlighted the need for food and rentals for their up-keep.