GOVT Orders All Social Places (Night Clubs) To Shutdown As Covid-19 Cases Surge

Warning: GOVT Orders All Social Places (Night Clubs) To Shutdown As Covid-19 Cases Surge:

Zimbabwean Government has warned all night clubs and bars which are going against Covid-19 regulations that they will be shutdown.

In Post Cabinet Press Briefing that took place yesterday in Harare, the Acting Chairperson and Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu told members of the press that the Covid-19 national lockdown was still in place.

“The enforcement of lockdown measures will be intensified henceforth,” Minister Ndhlovu said.
“It should be emphasized that where there is non-compliance to these regulations the law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to enforce the penalties prescribed.

“It should be noted that public bars, night clubs, beer halls, casinos, betting shops and theatres are still not permitted to operate.

“The nation is informed that gatherings are still limited to two persons, while authorised events such as weddings and church congregation as are limited to fifty and one hundred persons, respectively,” said Minister Ndhlovu.

He commented that with the festive season which is coming the public is advised to make necessary measurements to prevent COVID-19 positive cases.

Responding to a question asked during the briefing, Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Kazembe Kazembe reiterated that no one is above the law.

“Stern measures will be taken by law enforcement agencies and an operation is underway that saw arrests of some night clubs and bars who were disregarding measures set,” said Minister Kazembe.

“No so-called high profile, middle profile, low profile or no profile person will be spared if caught on the wrong side of the law,” he said.

According to H-Metro, The minister also said that those who will be visiting the country during the festive season must be tested for COVID 19 in their country of origin and bring results obtained within 48hrs of departure in line with Word Health Organisation protocols.

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