COVID-19: Zimbabwe extends lockdown

Health workers screen visitors to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe.

File: Health workers screen visitors to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at State House in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the country's lockdown by two weeks.

But mining companies will be allowed to get back to work.

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Twenty-five cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Zimbabwe, and three deaths.

Health experts expect the figures to rise once authorities step up testing.

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The lockdown has left many in Zimbabwe without an income and food, at a time when the country is grappling with its worst economic crisis in a decade.

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