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Zimbabwe reimposes Covid-19 lockdown measures

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Zimbabwe reimposes Covid-19 lockdown measures

Due to an increase in Covid cases and to avoid the spread of the Omicron variant, Zimbabwe has reimposed a lockdown and mandatory quarantines for all travelers.

The country has recorded over 130,000 Covid cases and about 4,700 deaths since the pandemic began early last year.

Zimbabwe reimposes Covid-19 lockdown measures

Zimbabwe reimposes Covid-19 lockdown measures

Zimbabwe authorities tightened Covid restrictions citing growing public complacency that they believe will only worsen as the festive season approaches.

There is also the fear of a fourth wave.

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa reimposed a curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 local time.



All international will be required to be tested on arrival and to quarantine at a state-designated all at their own cost.

All businesses will be required to close at 19:00.

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The restrictions are a blow to the tourism industry, which had anticipated a normal festive season.

The measures will be reviewed in a fortnight.

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