President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday extended the Level 2 Lockdown Measures announced on the 7th of September 2021 by another two weeks, under the same conditions. Pindula News presents the statement the president’s office issued announcing the extension.
STATEMENT BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, CDE E.D. MNANGAGWA, ON THE EXTENSION OF LEVEL 2 COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, HARARE, 21st SEPTEMBER, 2021
In the last two weeks under Level 2 Covid-19 Lockdown, we have continued to see a steady fall in the number of new Covid-19 cases in our country. We have been averaging Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight (238) new cases per day and a dramatic fall in deaths averaging Four (4) per day respectively. This is an encouraging sign that the preventive measures that have been put in place by Government to try and curb the spread of the deadly virus, when followed through to the letter by all Zimbabweans, have been very effective. However, during the same period, our country nevertheless, experienced some outbreaks throughout the country, most notably in schools which reopened recently. Through concerted and efforts by both Government and other players in the health sector, we were able to contain these outbreaks in schools before they spilled into communities.
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In order to ensure that we continue along the path towards total containment of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have decided it prudent to extend the Level 2 Covid-19 National Lockdown measures announced a fortnight ago by a further two weeks. The situation will be reviewed thereafter to assess the progress we shall have made in order to move to a more relaxed level.
E.D Mnangagwa PRESIDENT 21/09/21
The Ministry of Health and Child Care’s latest reports indicate that coronavirus infections and deaths have been falling in recent weeks albeit a spike in new cases in some schools especially in the Midlands province.
Under the Level 2 Lockdown Measures:
- business operators are allowed to operate between 0800 hours to 1900 hours.
- beer hall operators, nightclubs and or shebeens remain closed.
- public gatherings are limited to not more than 100 people and should be held within the stipulated period and not cross over into the curfew period which is from 2200 hours till 0530 hours the next morning.
- Intercity travelling is allowed.
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