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Schools re-open February 7

Schools re-open February 7

Acting president Constantino Chiwenga has reviewed Covid-19 Level 2 Lockdown measures allowing the general school calendar for 2022 to start on February 7.

The reopening of schools had been indefinitely postponed due to a spike in Covid-19 cases but government noted that the 4th wave is at its tail end and appears to have been brought under control.

Curfew has been moved from 7pm and shall now begin at midnight and end at 5:30am the following day.

Restaurants and hotels offering catering services to operate from 8am and close at 10pm and allow sit-ins only for fully vaccinated persons.

As at 27 January 2022, Zimbabwe had 229,096 confirmed cases, 216,699 recoveries and 5,324 deaths.

To date, a total of 4,256,799 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and over 3.2 million their second dose.

The wearing of masks in public places is still mandatory and eligible people should get vaccinated.

“The practice of WHO (World Health Organization) recommended COVID-19 preventive public health and social measures that include washing of hands, sanitizing, social distancing, avoiding crowds and gatherings to continue,” Chiwenga said.

Chiwenga noted that all people entering Zimbabwe should undergo a valid COVID-19 PRC test not more than 48 hours from the time of their departure for the country.

Those who do not have a valid negative PRC test and a certificate to that effect shall be denied entry into Zimbabwe, he added.

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