Zimbabweans kept guessing over lockdown extension prospects
By Staff Reporter
ZIMBABWEANS will have to wait a bit longer to know whether to return to work or remain at home after President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would make a decision next Monday.
The government imposed 21-day national lockdown against the spread of Covid-19 ends this coming Sunday.
Hardpressed Zimbabweans depending on self-help projects long to get back to work to fend for their families.
As neighbouring South Africa, Botswana and some countries extend their lockdown periods, government has not helped matters by not filling the information gap surrounding its own plans on the period.
Amid the information blackout, fake news have been circulating suggesting Mnangagwa had extended the period.
Mnangagwa on Monday broke his silence on the matter, telling the media a decision shall come in a week’s time.
“We shall review the situation on the 20th of April on whether we adjust the lockdown conditions or we extend.
“It’s a question of a collective discussion after we tour the provinces and get first-hand information on the obtaining situation.
“I will do my level best to sample at least five provinces on my own, but I have my two Vice Presidents, they will also tour some of the provinces so that we share views as we move forward.”