National

Zim’s 21 days of lockdown starting on Monday

H.E President ED Mnangagwa’s Addressed the nation on COVID19 last Friday 27 March 2019

The following is a set of recommendations by task force:

* starting Mon 30 March 2020 – total lockdown for 21 days, subject to review, except for critical movement of goods, operation of key utilities I.e power and water

* National command element of security deployed to compliment civilian efforts

* Funerals exempted but numbers should be less than 50

* Motorists seeking to refuel will not be allowed to leave vehicles

* Only food stalls will be allowed to operate, none food stalls will be closed

* Public transport will be stopped except for ZUPCO and PSC, however social distancing to be observed

* Since information is key, Amin Of Health and Min of Info directed to work together.

* 2019 toll free hotline number

* To expedite testing and diagnostics, centralized at Provincial level

* Business People and international partners given thanks

* The tasks at hand are massive, all hands on deck. Unity of purpose, peace, solidarity and compassion encouraged

* Government will come down heavily on those unscrupulous businesses

* Legal instruments being put in place to deal with and punish those who case alarm and despondency on social media

* Business encouraged to support employees

* Act responsibly and take hygiene seriously

* H.E concludes his remarks

* H.E is now fielding Questions

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