Mnangagwa extends Zimbabwe lockdown by 14 days
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has, as expected, extended Zimbabwe’s lockdown by a further two weeks, although he made some modifications allowing limited mining and manufacturing activities to resume.
Zimbabwe’s lockdown was due to end on Sunday, but Mnangagwa pointed out the country’s confirmed COVID-19 cases were on the rise and there was need to extend the lockdown.
With the two weeks’ extension, the lockdown is now due to end on May 3, when the government will once again announce the next steps.
There had been calls from quarters to ease the lockdown, but Mnangagwa said “we chose the route of abundant caution”.