Zimbabwe’s nationwide lockdown, intended to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been extended indefinitely.
President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, highlighted that the country needed to ease out of the lockdown “in a strategic and gradual manner”.
Street markets will remain shut while the government consults health specialists on how to reopen them safely. The restrictions will be revised every two weeks.
Mnangagwa explained that the WHO had classified coronavirus transmission in Zimbabwe as "sporadic", with a low number of cases and no discernible clusters. "This may suggest that, despite the small numbers tested, our country might have a reduced COVID-19 trajectory," he said.