Zimbabwe has moved back into lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases which now top 14 000-plus. Over 300 deaths have also been recorded. The lockdown comes into force on January 5.
Vice-President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga on Saturday announced a curfew from 6pm to 6am.
Businesses such as supermarkets and other essential services will run from 8am to 3pm.
Below are highlights of the lockdown regulations:
• Only essential services to remain open.
• Gatherings of not more than 30 people at funerals.
• Weddings, funerals, gyms, restaurants, bars banned for 30 days.
• Correct wearing of face masks, social distancing, hand sanitisation and temperature checks to be strictly enforced. Offenders will be prosecuted
• Commercial services such as mining, manufacturing and agriculture to operate as before.
• Business will operate from 8am to close at 3pm.
• People must stay at home save for buying food or medicines or transporting sick relatives to health facilities.
• Curfew 6pm to 6am.
• Air transport to continue as before with travellers required to provide Covid-19 certificates.
• Formal business and registered informal traders suspended for 30 days.
• Only examination classes will open as scheduled on 5 January
• Facilities and national parks to operate subject to usual health conditions.
• Cross border traders banned save for commercial and transit cargo for essential and critical services
• Restaurants and bars closed for 30 days