The 2021 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has been deferred to August following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases.
This was revealed by the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Monitoring Implementation of Government Programmes, Joram Gumbo during a tour of Vulindlela Primary School in Cowdray Park, Bulawayo. He said:
It was decided yesterday at Cabinet that ZITF be postponed to August following an upsurge in COVID-19 cases because it’s important that we take care of ourselves, we can always hold it when the situation has normalised.
The virus is deadly and it’s no joke but at times people take it lightly and ignore directives from Government.
This year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was scheduled to run from 20 to 23 July.
The exhibition was last held in 2019. ZITF was suspended in 2020 after the country imposed a lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19 in March.
This year, the exhibition will run under the theme, “Showcasing the New Normal for Business and Industry: Realities and Opportunities.”