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Zimbabwe relaxes lockdown restrictions

  • 2021-03-02 05:32:27
  • News

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has relaxed lockdown restrictions in place since 5 January.

He cited a decline in the number of cases, fatalities and hospitalisation.

The curfew has been reduced and now runs from 22:00 to 05:00.

Written permissions are no longer required for movement and intercity travel is now permitted.

Businesses and markets can reopen, while schools and universities must prepare to reopen although no date was given.

Funeral gatherings remain restricted to 30, while other gatherings including church meetings are limited to 50 people.

Restaurants will be allowed to provide takeaways and deliveries but no sit-ins are permitted yet, while bars, night clubs and gyms remain closed.

According to the latest figures from the health ministry, Zimbabwe recorded 31 new cases and no deaths on Sunday.