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Zimbabwe reverts to level 4 lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

Zimbabwe reverts to level 4 lockdown as Covid-19 cases rise

President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced that Zimbabwe is reverting to Level 4 lockdown following a sharp rise in new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections.

Speaking from State House, President Mnangagwa said the measures are with immediate effect and will be in place for two weeks and then be reviewed thereafter.

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Businesses will operate from 0800hrs to 1500hrs in compliance with the general curfew running from 1830hrs to 0600hrs. Here are some of the measures that come into effect today:

  • Industry to decongest workplaces to 40 per cent with the rest working from home.
  • Commercial transport to remain operational but observe COVID-19 protocols.
  • Intercity movements prohibited except for the production and movement of food and medicines.
  • Travellers from countries with Alpha and Delta variants will be quarantined and tested on the first, fifth and tenth days at their own expense.
  • Ministers and legislators will be despatched to their constituencies to educate people on the vaccination programmes.
  • Travellers with fake COVID-19 documents to be arrested with a custodial sentence.
  • Deportees to be quarantined for ten days at a place of their choice.
  • People operating at marketplaces, tobacco auction floors cotton sales floors to be vaccinated before they can operate. Those who refuse will not be allowed to operate.

It is currently not yet clear if Mining will be added to essential services and be allowed to resume operations as previously. Mining Zimbabwe sent questions to relevant authorities and by the time of publishing we had not yet received a response.

About Covid-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.

HOW COVID-19 SPREADS

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

Zimbabwe Covid-19 Statistics 29/06/2021

Total cases

47,284
Recovered

37,949

+132
Deaths

1,749
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