Information, Publicity, and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa announced that fuel service stations will now be allowed to operate 24 hours a day in a bid to ease the shortage of the commodity in the country.
Under the current lockdown regulations, most businesses can only operate between 8 am to 4.30 pm.
But in a statement on Monday night, Minister Mutsvangwa said the national taskforce on COVID-19 agreed that service stations must be allowed to operate 24 hours a day. She said in a statement:
As such, retail outlets are allowed to conduct trade during their normal hours of operation.
Mutsvangwa revealed that the country has started the use of dexamethasone after the United Kingdom found it had the life-saving potential for critically-ill coronavirus patients.