Emmerson Mnangagwa has today extended the lockdown by two weeks, though under level 2.

The relaxation of the lockdown comprises the following aspects :

All people must wear masks (including homemade) outside homes.

The reopening of industry and commerce, provided employers provide rapid testing, social distance and sanitisation
Operating hours from 8 am to 3 pm.

Informal sector remains closed except agriculture and food supply
taxis and combis are still not permitted.
Buses will operate, but with social distancing, sanitisation, masks and temperature checks.

Returning residents and international travellers will be put on 21-day mandatory quarantine with full testing on day 1, day 8 and day 21.

Churches, gyms, bars, bottle stores and other recreational facilities remain closed.
Schools and tertiary institutions will remain closed for now, with an announcement for their reopening expected to be made in due course.

Mnangagwa has maintained saving lives should be prioritised although measures have been put in place to revive the struggling economy.

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