Mnangagwa moves curfew, extends business hours

By William Milasi 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved the curfew to 8pm as a way of curbing the marauding respiratory malady Covid-19. 

Zimbabwe which is on an indefinite lockdown was recently placed on a curfew which commenced at 6 pm to 6 am. 

However, government has since made a review of the curfew as it is now commencing at 8 pm to 6 am. 

Speaking after a post cabinet briefing on Tuesday government spokerperson Monica Mutsvangwa also further explained that government has also extended the cut off, of business time.

 “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 revisted to 16:30 hours and the curfew be extended to 20:00 hours,” the Information Minister said.

She further elaborated that public buses must not be unnecessarily detained at roadblocks. 

“That public buses be allowed a dedicated lane at roadblocks to expedite their passage,” she said.

Government is also seized with ensuring that health workers return to work, “as the success of implementing the Covid-19 response is hinged on the availability of health staff. Acquisition of Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) for health workers and frontline workers is being prioritised.”

Meanwhile, government is continuing with preparations for the re-opening od schools for the final examination classes.”The developed and approved guidelines that were put in place for the June 2020 exams will be used for the holding of the final exams in November/December.”

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