COVID-19: Zimbabwe Government Declares 30-day Lockdown

The Zimbabwean government plans to start 30 days of lockdown regulations following an increase of coronavirus infections during the festive season, vice president Constatino Chiwenga said late Saturday.

“Gatherings are reduced to not more than 30 people at all funerals,” Chiwenga told reporters in the capital, Harare. “All other gatherings at weddings, churches, bars, bottle stores, gymnasium, restaurants are banned for 30 days. Restaurants, bottle stores and bars are closed for 30 days except for bars and restaurants serving hotel residents.”

Essential services such as hospitals, pharmacies, and supermarkets, with only essential staff are allowed to open.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the Nigerian Gove may shift the January 18 resumption date for schools owing to recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

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