Chiwenga Orders Schools To Re-Open
28 January 2022
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By A Correspondent- The government has ordered schools to reopen.

A decline of covid-19 cases has triggered the reopening of schools.

Below is Chiwenga’s order:

  1. The general school calendar starts on 7 February 2022 following one week of finalising all reopening preparations by both school administrators and parents;
  2. The business community to go back to working from their offices whilst continuing to observe COVID-19 prevention measures such as social distancing and also continuing to
    encourage their employees and patrons to get vaccinated;
  3. Curfew shall now begin at midnight (0000hrs) and end at 0530 hours the following day;
  4. Restaurants and hotels offering catering services to operate from 0800 hours and close at 2200 hours and allow sit-ins only for fully vaccinated persons;
  5. Bars and nightclubs shall open from 0800 hours to 2200 hours only for vaccinated persons;
  6. All persons entering Zimbabwe must undergo a valid COVID- 19 PCR test not more than 48 hours from the time of their departure for Zimbabwe. Those who do not have a valid negative PCR test and a certificate to that effect shall be denied entry into Zimbabwe;
  7. Quarantine for locals, returning residents and visitors is lifted for those fully vaccinated;
  8. The wearing of face masks in public places, especially public transport and closed space gatherings remain mandatory and must be enforced;
  9. Eligible members of the public are encouraged to get vaccinated;
  10. The provincial COVID-19 task-force teams are urged to increase their efforts in mobilising eligible members of the public to get vaccinated;
  11. Finally, the practice of WHO-recommended COVID-19 preventive public health and social measures that include: washing of hands; sanitising; social distancing; avoiding crowds and gatherings; to continue.
  12. All of the above measures are subject to periodic review depending on the prevailing COVID-19 situation.