Breaking: President Mnangagwa extends lockdown by a further two weeks
President Mnangagwa has announced a review of the lockdown measures. In his speech, he applauds citizens for playing their part in curbing the virus. Concerned about the high death rate, the President extends the lockdown by a further two weeks.
- Hours of business 08:00-17:00 hrs
- Curfew 20:00-05:30
- No intercity and Provincial Travels
- All funerals remain pegged at 30 attendees
- Social gatherings still prohibited
- All markets to remain open.
- Judiciary only to open on important cases
- Private companies intending to open need to adhere to WHO’s Covid-19 standards.
- Schools to remain closed for this duration
President Mnangagwa extends lockdown by a further two weeks
All other measures remain in place and citizens are to continue adhering to the Covid-19 regulations which include wearing of masks and social distancing. Zimbabwe received it’s first consignment of 200 000 vaccines from China today. The second consignment is expected in the next few weeks and the vaccine rollout plan will be announced in due course.
Health workers however, reveal that they have no training on how to administer the vaccine and are yet to receive training.
“We as frontline workers and nurses particularly are ill-prepared. We have not received training to be able to also pass on the information to our clients. There is need for the government to ensure that the district centres are well capacitated to store the vaccines.”
“We tried to get the government to decongest hospitals for our safety, and also provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) but it did not work. So our hope is pinned on the vaccine but we do not know what is it,” Dongo says.