HARARE – Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday announced a new strict lockdown beginning tomorrow (Wednesday) as the coronavirus cases in the troubled Southern African country took a sharp increase in recent days.
The alarming numbers have been met with skepticism from some section which feels the numbers are being doctored to give the brutal regime a reason to stop the July 31st Demonstration from going ahead as planned.
The following is a summary of the measures announced by Mnangagwa:
1. From tomorrow Wednesday 22 July until further notice stricter lockdown measures.
2. Non working public to stay at home.
3. Only travel required is to go buy food, seeking medication
4. All must wear masks
5. Mandatory screening at all public premises
6. Businesses to open from 8am to 3pm
7. All security services to be on the road to enforce curfew from 6pm to 6am
8. Food markets to remain open but under strict supervision
9. No intercity travel and to rural areas
10. Public gatherings and church services now banned