The government has given driving schools and the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) permission to resume operations that were suspended late last year following a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in the country.
In her post-Cabinet briefing in Harare on Tuesday, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa also said casino operators may resume businesses soon, as Cabinet is seized with their requests to reopen.
Mutsvangwa told reporters that driving schools have to adhere to approved standard operating procedures and the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines for the prevention of transmission of COVID-19. She said:
Cabinet would like to inform the nation that it has given the green light to driving schools, the Traffic Safety Council and the Vehicle Inspection Department to resume operations under strict adherence to approved standard procedures and WHO guidelines for the prevention of transmission of Covid-19.
Request for the reopening of casinos after a long period of closure is under consideration by Government, given the critical role played by that sector in the economy.
The government in conjunction with the sector is currently working on modalities for a safe resumption of activities in that sector.