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Over 1 Million People Have Been Arrested For Violating Covid-19 Regulations In Zimbabwe

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03 Nov, 2021   |   Posted By: staff reporter   |   Estimated reading time 2 minutes

Over 1 Million People Have Been Arrested For Violating Covid-19 Regulations In Zimbabwe

Police have arrested 1, 2 million people for violating Covid-19 regulations since the start of the lockdown in March last year.

In their twitter page, police said 2 934 people were arrested on October 31 for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

“The ZRP reminds members of the public that Covid-19 safety regulations are still in force. As at 31 October a total of 1 225 225 people were arrested for various offences related to Covid-19 since 30 March 2020. On 31 October, 2934 people were arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations,” said the police.


The country is currently under level 2 of the lockdown.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on September 7 relaxed the lockdown from Level 4 to Level 2.

Under the current regulations intercity travelling is now permitted under strict Covid-19 regulations. Public gatherings are permitted with maximum of 100 people. Workplaces have been decongested to 50 percent of the workforce.


Bottle stores are to sell take aways until 4PM. Beer outlets and nightclubs will remain closed during Level 2 lockdown.

Business time is now from 8AM to 7PM while curfew is now from 10PM to 5AM.


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Zimbabwe relaxes COVID-19 lockdown measures

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday announced the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown from Level 4 to Level 2, unbanning intercity travel, and allowing businesses to operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Prior to the relaxation, intercity travel had been banned since Level 4 was imposed in June 2021, while businesses were only allowed to operate between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as the country fought a surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths.

A curfew which had been imposed from 6:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. has been reduced to subsist between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Mnangagwa said public gatherings for up to 100 people will now be allowed subject to the observance of the World Health Organization protocols relating to social distancing, sanitizing and masking.

Prior to this, gatherings were only allowed at funerals but with a limit of 30 people.

The government decided to maintain the decongestion of offices at 50 percent of ordinary capacity.

Mnangagwa, who urged citizens to get vaccinated to prevent more infections and deaths, said the new measures would be reviewed after two weeks.

As of Monday, the country had recorded 125,671 COVID-19 cases, including 4,493 deaths.


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