Kwekwe lockdown extended

by | Jun 7, 2021 | COVID 19, Local News | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

The Ministry of Health and Child Care has extended the ongoing localized lockdown in Kwekwe District until July 3 this year.

Kwekwe was placed under lockdown on May 21 after a resident who had travelled to India, had been diagnosed with the Covid-19 variant B.1.617, otherwise referred to as the Indian variant.

Government gazette the extention in Public Health COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment National Lockdown Order, Ammendment of 2021 published today.

“Kwekwe District means the district whose boundaries are set out in item 29 of Part II of the First Schedule to the Rural District Councils (Districts) Notice, 1992 (Statutory Instrument 67 of 1992). (2) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this order, for the period ending on the 3rd July, 2021, Kwekwe District shall be subject to the following special restrictions (which shall be additional to the other restrictions imposed by this order to the extent that the latter are not inconsistent with special restrictions)…” read the notice.

Part of the restrictions being upheld in the extended lockdown, include a curfew that runs from 7pm to 6am the next day.

All bars, drinking places, beerhalls and bottle stores remain closed while funerals are restricted to 30 attendees.

Zimbabwe has taken a surgical approach in responding to Covid-19 cases, a move meant to balance economic activity and saving lives.