President announces stricter lockdown measures

by | Jun 29, 2021 | COVID 19 | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

President Emmerson Mnangagwa today announced measures meant to arrest the current spike in Covid-19 cases.

Zimbabwe has been instituting localized lockdowns in hotspots, while allowing the rest of the country to operate with relative ease.

However, with rising cases action had to be taken and President Mnangagwa adjusted lockdown conditions in the interest of public health.

President announced the new measures at State House earlier, saying they will be reviewed fortnightly.

Below are the new conditions;
Curfew hours have been reviewed from 10pm-6am to 6.30pm- 6am.

Inter-city travel has been banned except for the production and distribution of food and medicines.

Business operating hours have been reviewed from 8am-6pm to 8am-3.30pm and those deported back to the country will either be subjected to self-quarantine or quarantined in identified places.

Industry is now required to decongest workplaces to 40 percent with the rest of the workers working from home.

Commercial transport remains operational though they have to adhere to Covid-19 protocols.

Travelers with fake Covid-19 documents face custodial sentence after arrest.

Ministers and legislators will be dispatched to their constituencies to educate people on the vaccination programmes.’

People operating at marketplaces, tobacco auction floors cotton sales floors to be vaccinated before they can operate. Those who refuse will not be allowed to operate.