President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday extended the Level 2 COVID-19 lockdown by a further two weeks.
Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing this evening, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa advised the public to continue observing World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 protocols. She said:
HE President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended Level 2 Lockdown by a further two weeks. The public is advised to continue to observe WHO and National COVID-19 protocols of sanitizing, masking up, practising social distancing and observing curfew hours.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has given the green light for bars to reopen albeit only to fully vaccinated patrons. Said Mutsvangwa:
All licensed bars can now open to fully vaccinated clients. Bar owners are also required to ensure that COVID-19 protocols and guidelines are enforced, failure of which, licences will be withdrawn.
Regular bars were closed in March last year when the country entered its first lockdown in response to the coronavirus crisis.