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Zimbabwe tobacco buyers need vaccination proof for license

‘We want to make the tobacco markets a place of safety as far as Covid-19 is concerned,’ Patrick Devenish
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Zimbabwe’s tobacco regulator requires buyers of the crop to be vaccinated against the coronavirus before a license for the 2021 season that starts April 7 is issued.

“We want to make the tobacco markets a place of safety as far as Covid-19 is concerned,” Patrick Devenish, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board chairman, said Monday by phone from the capital, Harare.

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We are not forcing the uptake of vaccines but encouraging industry-wide participation, he said.

Tobacco is the southern African nation’s biggest agricultural export and earned $782 million in revenue last year, according to central bank data.

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The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has issued a no vaccination no buyers licence for all auction floors as the the 2021 tobacco marketing season kicks off on the 7th April 2021 @InfoMinZW @owenmandovha @yvonnemkondani @EMupoperi @albertchekayi

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Soon you cannot buy or sell without it…what is that again?

Some number. Starts with 6, IIRC.

“We are not forcing the uptake of vaccines but encouraging industry-wide participation, he said.”

If you take away someone’s ability to make a living unless they comply with your law; then you are de facto mandating vaccines

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