Schools opening dates announced

By ZBC Reporter

The Acting President, Hon. Gen. (Retd) Dr CGDN Chiwenga, has reviewed the Covid-19 Level 2 National Lockdown Measures.

In a statement, Dr Chiwenga revealed that the general school calendar will begin on the 7th of February 2022 thus parents and school authorities have been given one week to finalise all reopening preparations.

Curfew hours have also been reviewed to begin at midnight and end at 0530 hours.

The business community can now breathe a sigh of relief ,as operating hours for restaurants,bars and nightclubs have been moved to close at 2200hrs from the previously gazetted 7pm.

“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,” read the statement.

For people entering Zimbabwe,a valid COVID-19 PCR test which is not more than 48hours from the time of departure for Zimbabwe is required,while those who are fully vaccinated will no-longer be required to quarantine.

In light of the precautionary measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, the public is urged to practice World Health Organisation guidelines such as the washing of hands,sanitising and maintaining social distancing.