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Zimbabwe Government Extends Lockdown

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Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

The Zimbabwe government has announced that the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which was due to end by midnight on Sunday will be extended by two weeks.

Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in a live broadcast, stated that the conditions for lifting the restrictions had not been met which resulted in the extension. Describing the extension as a hard decision made reluctantly, but one that was necessary and unavoidable.

Although, it is said that mining and manufacturing operations will be exempted, in order to keep the economy running.

25 coronavirus cases and three deaths has been recorded in Zimbabwe so far.

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