No jab, no PSC bus ride: Govt
UNVACCINATED government workers will now be barred from boarding Public Service Commission (PSC) buses while all government departments have been ordered to further decongest workplaces and operate with a staff complement of 10% as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration moves to introduce mandatory vaccination in the country.
Civil servants who contract the virulent virus without being vaccinated will be denied COVID-19 allowances, a development observers said was tantamount to forcing government workers to be inoculated.
In circular no 19 of 2021 dated July 19, Public Service Commission secretary Jonathan Wutawunashe said civil servants should provide proof of vaccination before boarding buses.
“The PSC shall ensure fumigation of buses daily and after each trip,” Wutawunashe said.
“Only members with proof of vaccination against COVID-19 shall board PSC buses. The PSC shall observe social distancing in buses, with each bus carrying a maximum of 35 passengers. The PSC shall ensure fumigation of buses daily and after each trip.”
Wutawunashe added: “Ministries are directed to 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 with