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VP Chiwenga announces strict lockdown: Key Highlights

VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga this Saturday announced a strict national lockdown against the spread of the coronavirus.

A curfew has been imposed from 6pm to 6am with immediate effect while restaurants and bars have been closed down provisionally for the next thirty days.

Funerals and gatherings have been reduced to not more than thirty attendants while.the correct wearing of masks as well as social distancing have been enforced. These and other regulations been come about due to the sharp rise in cases of coronavirus over the past few weeks.

The following are some of the key highlights:

  • Stiff lockdown with immediate effect
  • Only essential services to remain open
  • Gatherings of not more than 30 people at funerals
  • Weddings, funerals, gyms, restaurants, bars etc banned for 30 days
  • Correct wearing of face masks, social distancing, hand sanitization and temp checks to be strictly enforced
  • Other commercial services mining, manufacturing and agriculture to operate as before
  • Open from 8am and close at 3pm
  • People must stay at home save for buying food or medicines etc
  • Curfew 6pm to 6am
  • Air transport to continue as before
  • Formal business and registered informal traders suspended for 30 days
  • Only exam classes are to open now
  • facilities and national parks to operate subject to usual health conditions
  • Cross boarded traders banned save for commercial and transit cargo for essential and critical services
  • Restaurants and bars closed for 30 days

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