SEMANO Sekatle, the Minister of Health says as of January 1, 2022, the Government is expected to implement the ‘no jab, no job’ policy across the county in bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec. 20, 2021
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Lesotho implements ‘no jab, no job’ policy
Minister of Health, Semano Sekatle
- Move prompted by the high rate of positive cases in the country
- Measure to be implemented in civil service, parastatals and private companies
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He made these remarks on Monday in his national address on the prevailing rates of the pandemic in the country.
The initiative, Mr Sekatle said was prompted by the high rate at which positive cases are being recorded.
The ‘no jab, no job’ measure, he said is going to be implemented in the civil service, parastatals and local private companies.
“The measure will also be implemented by all service providers and individuals are expected to produce their vaccination cards to prove that they have been vaccinated before acquiring any service in the country,” he said.
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He noted that the new records of infections in the past week stood at 12 percent from 0.85 percent, while admissions in health facilities have moved up from 3 percent to 6 percent.
The ministry, he further showed has begun a roll-out programme of the Pfizer vaccine from last week Wednesday in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng and Maseru.
The vaccine, he said is currently being administered to children between the ages of 12 and 17. LeNA