Zimbabwe relaxes COVID-19 restriction measures

Zimbabwe's president Emmerson Mnangagwa holds a press conference at State House, in Harare, Zimbabwe on September 6, 2019. The current President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Managagwa, cut short his visit to the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on hearing of the death of former President Robert Mugabe./Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images

Zimbabwe has moved from COVID-19 lockdown level 4 to level 2 due to the success of the country’s vaccine rollout.

In his address, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that the curfew hours are now from 10 pm to 5.30 am.
Businesses are set to operate from 8 am to 7 pm. While restaurants and bars within hotels and lodges will be operating between 8 am to 10 pm.

Beer outlets and nightclubs will however remain closed.

Public gatherings should not exceed 100 people, while offices are expected to be at 50% of the workforce.

Intercity transport has now permitted in strict adherence to COVID-19 health restriction measures.

Low-risk sports will resume from 8 am to 4 pm, while high and medium-risk sporting activities should seek approval.

Persons entering the country should present a COVID-19 test valid within less than 48 hours.

The president also said that the lockdown relaxation measures will be reviewed in two weeks.