President Mnangagwa has said he shall next week announce new lockdown measures as the current regulations are expiring Monday.
Speaking at the virtually held first Political Actors Dialogue executive meeting at State House in Harare on Friday morning, President Mnangagwa said:
In the coming week, I will be announcing how we are proceeding with regards to the lockdown.
This will be informed by scientific data and recommendations from our health experts.
He speaks when businesses and some members of the public have made it clear that they want the lockdown regulations relaxed to prevent the total collapse of the economy.
Observers argue that the lockdown worsened the economic and humanitarian crisis the country was already facing before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The current, stiff lockdown regulations were imposed at the backdrop of a surge in new coronavirus cases and deaths.
The spike was attributed to complacency during the festive seasons.
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