President Emmerson Mnangagwa has all but given up on the Coronavirus declaring the “each man for himself” stance on the Coronavirus scourge.
Mnangagwa said this stating that the Government of Zimbabwe will ease Zimbabwe’s national COVID-19 lockdown regulations as has done neighbouring South Africa.
Addressing the Zanu PF Central Committee on Friday, Mnangagwa said Government will be easing the country’s COVID-19 lockdown measures in the coming week.
“Hapana anoraramira hupenyu hweumwe. Mumwe nemumwe anofa pachake kana kurarama pachake. Isu ndima yedu yekuudza vanhu kuti kune chirwere ichi taifambisa, taisunda ndima iyoyo. Kwatavakuenda uku, tichionazve kuti vazhinji vakunzwisisa, takutsudzunura zvishoma nezvishoma. Tichange tichitsidzunura zvimwe svondo rinouya iri. Saka ndati ndinyatsokutsanagura apa kuitira kuti tese tive nerimwe kana totaura. (No one lives on behalf of another. An individual will die or live alone. We have done our part as Government to inform the public on Covid-19. We will be relaxing regulations this coming week. I have told you this so that we are on the same page.)”
Earlier this week, Government announced that business hours for exempted businesses not defined as essential, along with most of the retail end of most essential sectors had been extended to 6.30 am to 6.30 pm.
This period is outside the curfew which the government clarified remains in place despite the extension of business hours.
The Deputy Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Covid-19, Professor Amon Murwira told The Herald that the 10-hour curfew remains in place despite the extension of business hours permitted for exempted non-essential businesses.
The government instituted an 8 pm to 6 am curfew to restrict night activities as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Schools are resuming examination classes, under new rules, restrictions in domestic tourism have been eased and intercity bus travel has been allowed with the new rules for that sector.