Zimbabwe has gone into a 30 days new stricter lockdown as churches, restaurants and other gatherings are banned due to the rapid spread of Covid-19.

The decision comes at a time when the country is reeling over the recent upsurge in infections and deaths – supposably spiralled by the festive season.

Zimbabwe’s vice president and minister of Health and Child Care, General Constantine Chiwenga called for an emergency press conference on Saturday night where, in a statement, delivered the new developments.

All other gatherings, churches, bars, gymnasiums were banned with immediate effect for 30 days.

Below are some of the set restrictions to the COVID-19 upsurge in the country;

  • Public gatherings like funerals reduced to 30 people
  • churches, bars, restaurants, gym, etc banned for 30 days
  • wear faces masks always and offenders to be prosecuted.
  • only essentials services, hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets to operate. Only opening at 8am and closing at 6pm.
  • Curfew 6pm to 6am with immediate effect.
  • Mining and agriculture to operate as before.
  • Intercity travelling banned
  • Stay at home and leave just for buying food and medicine or transporting sick relatives.
  • only exams classes to open now the rest remains closed.
  • Cros Boarder services stopped except for commercial cargo.
  • Air transportation remain as is
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