Zimbabwe’s Lockdown extended by 14 days. Lockdown extended by 14 days. The President of Zimbabwe has increased or extended the Lockdown with a further two weeks. This comes after anxiety that had gripped the nation as people were wondering if the lockdown will be extended or it will be partially extended or it will be lifted altogether. Some people like the MDC Treasury General Senator David Coltart wanted the lockdown extended whilst businesses were saying if it is extended they will not survive.
The Lockdown statement which was supposed to be broadcasted at 3 was then broadcasted at 4 PM. The president of Zimbabwe H. E Emerson Mnangagwa has with immediate effect extended the Lockdown by a further 14 days.
According to the President, the end of the Lockdown doesn’t mean the end of the virus. Hence the need to control the low number of infections we currently have. Zimbabwe currently has 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 3 deaths and 2 recoveries.
A careful look at the whole World shows that the disease is at its peak and Zimbabwe is not yet ready to lift the Lockdown as per WHO recommendations. This and other factors have led to the 14-day extension put in place to try to slow down the spreading of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The mining sector has been given the leeway to start operations but should follow the social distancing directives. Essential services will continue as normal and more security forces will be deployed to help maintain the safety of the public during the Lockdown.
Source – MbareTimes
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