Tourism staff vaccinated but sector bears lockdown brunt

from DANIEL JONES in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
VICTORIA FALLS, (CAJ News) CAPTAINS of the hospitality industry have decried the latest measures by the Zimbabwean government to curb the surge of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The industry will not be spared the restrictions to fight the pandemic, despite a majority of workers in the industry vaccinated.

Bongani Zamchiya, the Restaurant Operators’ Association of Zimbabwe (ROAZ) president, said while the organisation supports new measures, the new regulations threaten the livelihoods of restaurateurs, staff and suppliers.

He said restaurants are hygienic and cannot be conduits for spreading COVID-19.

Zamchiya also disclosed that about 75 percent of ROAZ members and staff had been vaccinated.

For instance, Victoria Falls reached herd immunity following roll out of mass vaccination in the country’s tourism capital, which saw a majority of residents inoculated.

Ed Shangwa, the ZimSun Managing director,…

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