The government is still enforcing the exemption letter regulation since the country is still under lockdown, those travelling are still being required to produce the letters to prove that they provide essential services.
Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa emphasised that the country is still under lockdown and, as such, exemption letters for essential services are still required for the movement of those concerned.
Mutsvangwa also reiterated that it is still mandatory for people to wear face masks when they venture outside as failure to do so is an offence which is liable to a fine or imprisonment.
The minister said the government has tightened security at quarantine centres countrywide following reports that 18 people escaped from Mkoba Teachers’ College Quarantine Centre in Gweru on Monday. She said:
Meanwhile, security at quarantine centres is being tightened in order to ensure that those returning from abroad do not escape. Local traditional leaders and local authorities are enjoined to report known absconders and illegal returnees to authorities.