August 18, 2020

Zimbabwe eases curfew

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ZTN Correspondent

Zimbabwe has reviewed its COVID19 curfew regulations from 6pm to 8pm, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister, Monica Mutsvangwa revealed at the weekly post cabinet briefing in Harare on Tuesday.

The current dusk to dawn curfew was imposed in July to contain rising cases of COVID-19.   Currently, Zimbabwe has 5 308 confirmed cases, including 3 848 recoveries and 135 deaths.

Senator Mutsvangwa said the review is meant to improve the public’s convenience.

“Having noted the plight of the public and the need to lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19, Cabinet directed as follows: (a) that the business hours which were ending at 15:00 hours be revisited to end at 1630 hours and the curfew to be extended to 2000 hours; (b) that Public transport drivers undergo regular COVID-19 PCR tests and (c) that public transport buses be allowed a dedicated lane at roadblocks to expedite their passage.”

She also revealed that, to date, 183 163 tests have been conducted so far. “The cumulative rapid screening and PCR tests conducted as of 17 August, 2020 are 183 163 (99 651 RDT and 83 51299 (PCR),” she said.

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