President Emmerson Mnangagwa Relaxes National Lockdown Regulations

The government of Zimbabwe has partially relaxed the strict national lockdown regulations which were put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.


Addressing the nation today, President Emmerson Mnangagwa moved the national lockdown from level 4 to level 2.

He also eased the country’s lockdown measures with the national curfew adjusted to between 10 PM and 5.30 AM, while businesses are now allowed to operate from 8 AM up to 7 PM.

Restaurants and bars within hotels and lodges are now allowed to open between 8 AM and 10 PM.

Intercity travel was permitted with observance of public health measures.
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Emmerson Mnangagwa
Public gatherings not exceeding more than 100 people were also permitted.

Meanwhile, beer outlets and nightclubs are however set to remain closed during level 2 Lockdown

President Mnangagwa said due to the success of Zimbabwe’s vaccine rollout and the low death rate, he saw it fit to relax the strict lockdown measures.

“The daily average of deaths has decreased from 20 to 10. It is a clear demonstration that the government’s implementation of public health and social measures including lockdowns in collaboration with all sectors and stakeholders is paying off.”

He, however, urged members of the public to get vaccinated and to observe public health measures such as wearing of masks, hand sanitisation and social distancing so as to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“Vaccination is a critical prevention measure, I, therefore, urge all of us to get vaccinated and continue to adhere to all the other recommended prevention measures.”

This lockdown regime is set to be reviewed in 2 weeks.


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