Industry Welcomes Extended Trading Hours

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has welcomed the relaxation of restrictions under the COVID-19 Level 2 lockdown regulations by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

In a State of the Nation Address (SONA) on the COVID-19 pandemic response yesterday, President Mnangagwa reviewed the lockdown to Level 2, from Level 4, allowing more time for business to operate.

CZI chief executive officer, Sekai Kuvarika, told Finance & Business that the previously limited trading hours had started to take a toll on businesses. She said:

This development is welcomed by industry, as businesses had started to show signs of stress due to COVID-19 induced (shorter) trading hours.

According to the new Level 2 regulations, businesses are now allowed to operate from 8 am to 7 pm, while the curfew period will run from 10 pm to 5:30 pm.

Mnangagwa also allowed restaurants and bars within hotels and lodges to operate from 10 am to 10 pm while bottle stores are to open between 10 am and 4 pm.

Intercity travel is now permitted in strict adherence to COVID-19 health measures while public gatherings will not exceed 100 people.

More: The Herald

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One Comment on “Industry Welcomes Extended Trading Hours

  1. Why can’t they open sports clubs, golf clubs, tennis clubs, fishing clubs. These places are premised on members only, they are not open to everyone, unlike bars on streets or in townships

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