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.
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.