BREAKING: Mnangagwa extends Covid-19 lockdown by 14 days
By Health Reporter
PRESIDENT has extended by 14 days, the country’s lockdown imposed late last month to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Mnangagwa said the country has only experienced 25 cases but his government feared a spike in the cases as more Zimbabweans based abroad return home.
He also said the country has not yet fully met the requirements set by the World Health Organisation for any country to relax its lockdown conditions.
“As I have also already indicated, worldwide cases of infections continue to gallop with the world health organisation counselling against relaxing lockdowns currently adopted by almost all countries of the world,” Mnangagwa said.
“Guided by these realities and to allow ourselves greater leeway to prepare for worse times which are lurking ahead, government has decided to extend, with immediate effect, the national lockdown by a further 14 days.
“That means the national lockdown which would have expired at midnight stands extended by another two weeks up to third May 2020.”
He added, “It has been a very hard decision by government to take reluctantly but it has been a necessary and unavoidable decision in circumstances which we find ourselves in.”