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Zimbabwe suspends issuance of travel documents, birth certificates

by Staff reporter
01 Apr 2020 at 12:43hrs | Views
Cabinet on Tuesday suspended the issuance of travel documents, birth certificates and national identity cards during this period of coronavirus.

It was agreed that only burial orders and death certificates will continue to be issued by the Registrar during this difficult period.

Other action plans which were presented by the chairman of the coronavirus Task force Vice President Kembo Mohadi and approved by Cabinet included expediting of registration of vulnerable communities and cash transfer programme to assist the affected individuals.

Also approved was the production of hand sanitisers and face masks by institutions of higher learning and pharmaceutical companies.

Zupco buses will also be deployed to all towns and cities to ferry people that provide essential services.

The Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube was also tasked to fund Chemplex to enable it to avail chemicals for water purification, thereby making the provision of water possible.

Source - businesstimes