Current Lockdown Measures Extended By Two Weeks

Current Lockdown Measures Extended By Two Weeks

FILE PHOTO: A woman has her temperature checked by a healthcare worker at a mass screening and testing centre, in Harare, Zimbabwe April 30, 2020.

Current Lockdown Measures Extended By Two Weeks

The current lockdown measures that were imposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa a fortnight ago have been extended by another two more weeks.

Taking to Tweeter, the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services wrote:

Post-Cabinet briefing:
In view of the marked increase in the recorded number of daily new #COVID-19 cases, the public is advised that the following measures have been agreed;
-all Government departments will stop face to face meetings; critical meetings to be held virtually;

-communities at all levels are urged to remain vigilant & to continue adhering to COVID-19 prevention measures; -enforcement of all COVID-19 regulations at all levels will be strengthened & -COVID-19 lockdown measures have been extended by another two weeks.

Below are the Covid-19 lockdown measures that were announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago.

  • All returning residents and visitors have to undergo PCR testing, and will be quarantined, at own cost, for days recommended by WHO, even if they present a negative PCR test results from elsewhere;
  • A daily Curfew, running from 9pm to 6am, will be imposed to limit movement and hence transmission.
  • Only essential services categories announced in previous gazettes stand exempt;
  • All shops will open for business from 0700 Hours and will close for business by 1900 Hours;
  • Number and behaviour of all persons attending any gathering must observe and comply with W.H.O protocols i.e. masking, social distancing and sanitising.
  • All Covid-19 related Funerals will strictly be supervised by Ministry of Health and Child Care Environmental Health Officers and Technicians;
  • No liquor will be consumed at bottle stores, which consequently cease to be drinking premises until further notice;
  • Night Clubs and bars will admit Vaccinated clients only.
  • Restaurants are required to close at 1900 hours.