President extends lock down by two weeks

By ZBC Reporter

The President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the current Level Four lock down by a further two weeks.

In an urgent address to the nation from State House this evening,the President said the extension had been necessitated by the surge in COVID-19 cases whose dominant variant is the Delta which originated from India.

The President also highlighted that the two week extension would pave way for the vaccination exercise with a target of one million people.

World Health Organisation guidelines remain in place with workplaces being urged to decongest.

Regarding Inter-city travel,the President noted that it remains banned with fines for those who disregard the regulation as well as the withdrawal of operating licences.

As at 12 July 2021, Zimbabwe had 70 426 confirmed cases, including 46 932 recoveries and 2 236 deaths.

To date, a total of 926 312 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19.