Zimbabwe Agricultural Society has provisionally postponed the annual August Harare Agricultural Show to end of October in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought a new norm and restricted free movement as a way of curbing spreading it, The Herald reports.
ZAS head for programmes and public affairs, Ms Roberta Katunga shared the safety measures that both exhibitors and patrons have to adhere to in order to curb spreading the virus and said:
The 110th Zimbabwe Agricultural Show has provisionally been set for October 28 to 31 2020. The show shall be strictly a business show only with a maximum of 600 exhibitors to facilitate social distancing between exhibits.
Business to business visits shall be limited to 500 people per hour to ensure social distancing of two metres is adhered to. Business visitors shall be restricted to visiting not more than 10 stands.
ZAS also said they will use drones surveillance to manage the show and they will disinfect the grounds every day:
We will also be disinfecting grounds and halls four times a day. Drone surveillance shall be used to manage the show with specially marked tickets being issued to control business and visitor movement, showing how long one can stay for the show and, no vehicular movement shall be allowed in the park
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