Zimbabwe back under lockdown

A commuter wearing a face mask awaits transport to get out of the central business district of Harare. AFP/Jekesai Njikizana

HARARE - The Zimbabwe government has imposed a national lockdown following a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Only essential services such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets will remain operational for the next 30 days.

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Gatherings have been reduced to a maximum of 30 people and a curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am.

The government says the number of cases recorded over the festive season almost doubled from infections recorded so far this year.

A total of nearly 370 people have died from the virus in Zimbabwe.


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