President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that a nationwide lockdown will be in effect across Zimbabwe for 21 days to prevent further spread of the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

During the lockdown, all informal markets will be closed and formal markets will only be open for four hours daily; exemptions will be made for food markets, pharmaceutical businesses, and other essential businesses. All public transport, except ZUPCO, will be suspended; mass transport operations will be suspended, except for employees in essential services. Non-essential travel is not permitted, neither are gatherings of more than 50 people.

All borders and points of entry will be closed all foreign nationals and any Zimbabweans abroad wanting to repatriate to the country will be required to enter mandatory supervised quarantine facilites for a period of 21 days.

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