Traffic congestion along Simon Mazorodze Road as motorist try to find their way into the city centre
POLICE this morning intensified enforcement of Covid-19 lockdown measures as the nation witnesses a spike in new coronavirus confirmed cases.
A survey carried by The Herald in Harare revealed that members of the security services were strictly vetting the public on road blocks with hundreds of motorists being turned back home after failing to satisfy the police on their intentions of going into the city.
Most of the roads leading into the city from various suburbs of Harare were heavily congested with motorists taking more than three hours to get into town from places such as Chitungwiza.
At roadblocks, people with suspicious exemption letters were turned back with some being strongly warned to stay at home. Some were attempting to evade roadblocks using side roads into town to no avail as police were on every corner to ensure that everyone was scrutinised before he or she is allowed to proceed into town.
Essential service providers are required to produce letters at police checkpoints stating that they are exempted to work during the lockdown period.