President Emmerson Mnangagwa eased restrictions on movement implemented in December to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, to revive the country’s struggling economy.
Addressing the nation from the State House, Monday, President Mnangagwa made the following announcements:
• Curfew adjusted from 10pm to530am
• Letters no longer required for movement
•Supermarkets remain open up to 7pm ensuring social distance
• Industries to open with adherence to WHO guidelines, regular disinfections and other regulations, non compliancy will attract targeted closure of such entities
• SMEs, food markets can reopen strictly adhering to National Covid 19 regulations, only take aways are allowed no sit-ins
• Wearing of masks, temp checks, wash hands and use of sanitisers mandatory
• Informal sectors can re-open as they strictly adhere to who guidelines and National Covid 19 regulation measures
• Schools must prepare to open and put in place measures which observe WHO guidelines, Virtual learning encouraged where possible, Universities and colleges must prepare to open.
• Intercity travel can now resume, bus operators must ensure disinfection, masks, temperature checks and sanitisation
• Social gathering to remain at 30 people (Funeral) other gatherings not to exceed 50 people
• Beerhalls, bars, night clubs, gyms remain closed. Bottle stores strictly operate with take aways.