Filter for Zimbabwe Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-28 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
the re-opening of schools be moved from the proposed 29 June 2020 to 28 July 2020
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Restaurants now allowed to serve sit-in meals at 50 percent of the restaurant’s sitting capacity.
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2020-06-30 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Safari Operators for local hunting only and National Parks can now re-open.
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2020-06-09 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Everyone transiting through Zimbabwe should have Covid-19 free certificate and be subjected to further testing upon arrival in Zimbabwe
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2020-06-09 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Identification/travel documents of returness will be collected on arrival & returned at the end of quarantine
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2020-05-21 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Cabinet has approved the resumption of low risk sporting activities. The lifting of the lockdown will be limited to training purposes and is not open to competition or spectators.
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2020-05-17 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown (level 2) extended indefinitely though measures will be eased gradually & the lockdown will be subject to review every 14 days starting ay 31st.
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2020-05-17 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Outdoor exercises like walking or jogging or cycling along public thoroughfares, in public parks or open spaces, or at sporting or recreational establishments are now allowed under the new provisions.
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2020-05-17 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Athletes taking part in low-risk sports, including their associated staff and up to 50 spectators are now exempted from the restrictions of the national lockdown. These low-risk sports include archery, swimming, athletics, rowing, cycling, equestrian events, fencing, golf, gymnastics, motor sports/BMX, shooting, tennis, chess, darts, draughts and pool. However, the SI sets out strict rules that have to be observed including that no liquor shall be served or offered for sale while venues must not open earlier than 8am and shut no later than 4:30pm.
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2020-05-16 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
The Gvmt extends opening times for commercial businesses and industries allowed to operate from between 8am and 3pm to between 8am and 4:30pm. This includes manufacturers, supermarkets and banks, which have been allowed to continue operating, however informal street markets remain closed.
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2020-05-05 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Companies are now permitted to open, pending acquisition of Covid19 test kits for their employees .They should however ensure employees wear masks, sanitise, practise social distancing and have temperatures taken. Tests should still be done in reasonable time.
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
The government of Zimbabwe has officially made the wearing of masks compulsory in public places to combat the spread of coronavirus
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2020-05-04 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Zimbabwe extends lockdown until May 15th
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2020-05-01 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Zimbabwe frees all female prisoners save those convicted for violent crimes; all juveniles and the terminally ill will also be released as well as men who have served at least a quarter of a three-year prison sentence.
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2020-04-28 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Both residential & commercial properties will be afforded a moratorium on evictions in respect of applicable lease obligations due for the period from April to end of the lockdown, including the payment of rentals due for those months. Any unpaid rentals due for the period from April to end of the lockdown will be paid in equal instalments after the declaration of the end of the lockdown period together with the rentals due for those months. All rent deferrals shall be free of any interest charges or penalties.
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2020-04-24 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
As of 24 April 2020, four (4) more laboratories will be conducting Covid19 tests in Harare
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2020-04-22 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A price moratorium has been introduced on goods based on the prices of items on the 25th of March 2020
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2020-04-20 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Lockdown due to end on the 20th April will be extended by two weeks.
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Limited manufacturing operations to resume.Inspectors to visit all operations to ensure public health safeguards are being adhered to. Reprieve covers manufacturers in informal and SMEs sectors as well.
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2020-04-19 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The mining sector allowed to scale up operations within the WHO parameters of social distancing. Workers in the sector to be screened before resumption of work. Mining workers to remain in mine compounds until the end of lockdown.
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2020-04-15 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Zimbabwe begins mass testing with the aim to examine at least 33,000 suspected coronavirus cases by the end of April.
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The Ministry has launched a tollfree helpline to provide information on Covid19, the Lockdown and any other queries citizens may have. Dial 2023 .
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2020-04-03 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Zimbabwe reversed a ban on the sale of alcohol from supermarkets, but liquor stores and bars remain shut.
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2020-03-30 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Zimbabwe will go into lockdown for three weeks from Monday. All will be required to stay at home, except to buy food and access vital health services. Security agents will be deployed to enforce it. Only State and health workers and those who maintain key infrastructure such as power, water and sanitation, among others, will be exempted from the lockdown. Alcohol sale will be banned during this period.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Government has put a blanket ban on gathering in nightclubs, bars, beerhalls, movie houses, swimming pools, gymnasium and sporting activities.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
All public gatherings should not exceed 50 persons. These include religious fellowship, weddings, conferences, workshops and funerals.
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2020-03-24 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Government has decided to ban all non-essential travel and traffic, both inbound and outbound; except for movement of cargo. Government will close all boarders to human traffic, excluding returning residents.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Hospital visits have been reduced to one visit per day, involving one relative per patient.
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2020-03-24 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Zimbabwe closes all schools.
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All our returning residents will be subjected to strict screening procedures including rigorous enforcement of the 21-day self-quarantine
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2020-03-24 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All our returning residents will be subjected to strict screening procedures including rigorous enforcement of the 21-day self-quarantine
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: State of emergency declared
Declaration of State of Disaster, 17 March
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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