Nationwide lockdown reimposed in Zimbabwe

A 30  day nationwide lockdown has been reimposed in Zimbabwe in a bid to contain a fresh wave of COVID infections. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who is also health minister, said some of the tighter restrictions were effective immediately and included a 6pm to 6am curfew and a ban on inter-city travel. Only essential services such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets will remain operational for the next 30 days. 

Nick Mangwana, Secretary of Information, Zimbabwe tweeted: “ CLARITY 

-Restrictions to businesses kick in on Tuesday 5 Jan. 

-Restrictions on gatherings including churches kick in today 3 Jan. 

-6pm-6am Curfew kicks in today. 

-Intercity Travel restrictions kick in on Tuesday. 

– Air Arrival by Foreign Tourists allowed with 48h certificates” 

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