By ZBC Reporter
The President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has placed Makonde,Hurungwe and Kariba Districts under level four lockdown following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the areas .
Measures to be followed are as follows;
-Curfew from 1800 hrs to 0600 hrs. Entry or exit into these districts is prohibited, except for Essential Services.
-Shops and business operating hours from 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs.
-Public transport to carry half their carrying capacity to enable physical distancing. Every public transport vehicle to be disinfected after every trip.
-Proper wearing of face masks in public and public transport vehicles.
-Sanitising and temperature checks on boarding public transport and entering any business premises.
-No face-to-face meetings.
-All gatherings except funeral gatherings are banned. Funeral gatherings to have a maximum of 30 people. All COVID 19 funerals to be supervised by MoHCC personnel.
-Bars, beerhalls and night clubs to be closed.
-Bottle stores to operate from 1000 hrs to 1500 hrs. No drinking in the bottle store or its environs.
-No loitering in public places.
-Hotel and lodge restaurants and bars to provide room service only.
-All other restaurants and fast-food outlets to serve only take away.
-Decongest office employees to 25% except for essential services.
-Long haulage trucks are to stop, park or rest in designated places only (Local JOC to designate the places for enforcement purposes).
-Tobacco auction floors and GMB to operate from 0800 hrs to 1500 hrs. Every employee of the tobacco auction floor to have a negative PCR or rapid antigen Covid 19 test not older than 14 days. Each batch of bales to be accompanied by a maximum of 2 people. All individuals entering the tobacco floor to be sanitised on entry, have their temperature checked and to be properly wearing their face masks. All vending in and around the tobacco floors is prohibited.
-There will be intensified testing and contact tracing. All contacts will be quarantined, and all positive cases will be isolated.
On Monday 14 June 2021 Mash West had 38 new cases, on Tuesday the figure went up to 115 new cases and on Wednesday they were 105 new cases.