New Lockdown Measures, Police Threatens To Invade Funerals
14 June 2021
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By A Correspondent-The Zimbabwe Republic Police said they will be invading funerals and make sure that new lockdown measures which were put in place by the government at the weekend are being adhered to.

ZRP spokesperson, Paul Nyathi in a statement Monday gave the warning.

“The public should take note that the police will ensure that all gatherings except funerals are banned and compliance is strictly adhered to. Zimbabwe Republic Police advises the public that the enforcement of the revised Covid-19 lockdown measures on health and security as announced on 12 June 2021 will be done without fear or favour,” said Nyathi in a statement.

“Mourners are implored to stick to the stipulated figure of 30 people and observe all Covid-19 protocols.”

Nyathi said they will launch blitz and patrols.

“We will conduct patrols and also monitor to ensure that beer halls, bars and nightclubs remain closed. Bottle store owners should strictly observe the given operational times of 10am to 4pm. In this regard, all those found drinking beer at bottle stores, inside cars and surrounding areas will be arrested,” he said.

Nyathi also said restaurants and fast-food outlets should observe the law and ensure that they only serve take-aways as pronounced by the Government. Only hotels and lodges are allowed to serve resident customers in their bars and restaurants until 10pm every day, he explained.

Nyathi urged members of the public to desist from boarding pirate taxis commonly known as mushika-shika to ensure smooth maintenance of law and order in the country.

“ZRP will ensure that the curfew order previously issued by the Government is complied with. The curfew order runs from 10pm to 5.30am the following day. We will ensure that the wearing of face masks, social distancing and hand sanitising is conducted in all public places, which include tobacco auction floors, supermarkets, public transport and marketplaces,” said Nyathi.