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Mnangagwa announces new Covid measures

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced a daily curfew with immediate effect, running from 9pm to 6am, while all returning residents and visitors have to undergo PCR testing, and will be quarantined, at own cost, for 14 days – the current recommendation by WHO.

All shops will open for business from 7am Hours and will close for business by 7pm.

The number and behaviour of all persons attending any gathering must observe and comply with W.H.O protocols which includes 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,” Mnangagwa said during a public address in response to a new strain of Covid-19 virus which has been detected and reported in SADC countries.

“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,” Mnangagwa said.

“All those eligible for Covid-19 vaccination are being called upon to get vaccinated. Government will review these measures after 14 days.”

Mnangagwa urged individuals and communities to continue adhering to all the recommended Covid-19 protocols.

On Monday, over 260 million cumulative cases of infections had been reported worldwide.

Over 5 million people have perished globally since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2019.

As of Monday, Zimbabwe, had recorded a cumulative total of 133 991 cases of infection, and some 4 705 cumulative deaths since the onset of the pandemic in our country in early 2020.