President Mnangagwa Relaxes Lockdown Regulations: Full Details

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Keith T Mambo
Keith T Mambo
Keith T. Mambo is currently a reporter for ZiMetro News . He focuses on identity politics for The Southern Eye. He was previously a fellow at the UCT University of Cape Town for Political Science.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has partially relaxed the strict national lockdown which was put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Addressing the nation today at the Statehouse, President Mnangagwa eased the country’s lockdown measures with the national curfew now reduced to between 10 pm and 5.30 am while individuals will no longer be required to produce exemption letters in order to move around.

Here is a full list of the reviews he made today;

# Curfew is adjusted from 10 PM to 5:30 in the morning, no exemption letter required to move around.

# Supermarkets can now remain open up to 7 pm.

# SMEs, food markets can reopen

# Schools must prepare to open and put in place measures that adhere to WHO protocols

# Universities and colleges must also prepare to open. Long-distance learning is equally encouraged where possible

# Intercity travel can now resume, but disinfection of buses and temperature checks are mandatory.

# Funeral gatherings to remain at 30 people, while public gatherings were capped at 50

# Bottle stores and restaurants to open but serve takeaways only

# Industry to open with strict adherence to World Health Organisation standards.

Meanwhile, the wearing of masks, temperature checks, washing of hands, and sanitizing of hands in all public areas will remain mandatory.

Speaking during the address, President Mnangagwa revealed that Zimbabwe has got 400 000 doses of vaccines and is expecting to receive 600 000 more vaccines which are expected to be in the country soon.

President Mnangagwa cautioned members of the public to be vigilant in the fight against the Covid-19 as the nation is not yet out of the woods. He urged the nation to observe strict Covid-19 prevention measures as set out by the World Health Organisation guidelines and those of the country.

See below for the full address;

Source | ZiMetro News

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