Zimbabwe extends virus lockdown for indefinite periodChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 17, 2020
Zimbabwe’s president on Saturday extended the country’s coronavirus lockdown for an indefinite period, local media reported.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa
“Zimbabwe will, therefore, continue on the Level 2 lockdown for an indefinite period. We shall have regular two-week interval reviews to assess progress or lack of it,” the president said in a televised address.
“This should give us more time to strengthen our prevention and case management approaches.”
He said schools will remain closed for now but plans were being mulled for a phase-wise reopening.
The president also announced that operating time for businesses across the country will now be between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time. ■