Police, Army Tighten Lockdown Around Harare CBD

A convoy of army and police trucks on Tuesday went around Harare central business district warning citizens against unnecessary movement saying COVID-19 was not yet over.

Following an announcement that the stay at home order will remain in place indefinitely by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a lot of people flooded Harare city centre, with thousands of commuters left stranded later in the day as the few ZUPCO buses on the road could not cope with increased human traffic.

Yesterday police and the military mounted roadblocks on many routes leading to the city centre to allow only those going to work to proceed.

Over 90 per cent of Zimbabweans are employed in the informal sector and the extended lockdown has made it impossible for hundreds of thousands of households to get food.

As a result, most suburbs in Harare have reverted to “normalcy”, with Mbare a hive of activity again.

President Mnangagwa on Saturday indefinitely extended the lockdown but said there would be two-week reviews to assess the situation.

More: NewsDay

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