Zim still in Level 4 Lockdown

The Level 4 lockdown in Zimbabwe remains in effect amidst a surge of COVID-19 cases.
Zimbabweans expected a relaxation of the Level 4 to Level 3 as was done in neighboring South Africa only for the Cabinet to state that Level 4 restrictions were still in force.
“Cabinet was informed that the number of infections decreased slightly, with a total of 14 275 cases being recorded during the week under review, compared to the 21 346 cases recorded the previous week. This reflected a 49.5% decrease, as the country’s efforts to contain the pandemic showed a high level of effectiveness.
“Nevertheless, Cabinet noted the need to strengthen efforts to contain the Third Wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, therefore, the Level 4 lockdown measures remain in force,” said Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa during a post cabinet media briefing on Tuesday.
She said areas which recorded the most significant numbers of new cases were Harare Metropolitan Province (2 920), Mashonaland East Province (1 968), Mashonaland West Province (1 776), Manicaland Province (1 537) and Mashonaland Central Province (1 106).
“Cabinet also directed that the Police should adhere to the curfew times when mounting roadblocks,” said Minister Mutsvangwa. ” As the nation prepares for the reopening of schools, parents and guardians are expected to complement Government efforts to provide Personal Protective Equipment, sanitisers and other essential requirements for learners.”

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