The Government of eSwatini has announced that it will gradually ease the partial lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which was intially introduced on 27 March 2020 and extended for another three weeks on 15 April 2020, from 08 May 2020. In line with similar measures recently taken by other countries in the region and the world, the country will allow the the gradual opening of selected businesses. Social, sports and entertainment activities and gatherings remain banned in eSwatiniuntil further notice. Public transport will be allowed to operate at 70% capacity in a controlled manner and time. It will be mandatory for all passengers to wear a mask. Schools will remain closed.
Senior citizens and those that suffer from lingering chronicd iseases are advised to stay at home. Younger citizens are also urged to stay at home. Everyone else should also stay home except for workers in the permitted businesses and for citizens strictly looking for food or medical attention. Schools in eSwatini will remain closed.
The Government of eSwatini will also introduce measures to demarcate high risk areas, so that specific interventions to affected areas, such as testing, fumigation and decontamination of public spaces, can efficiently be carried out.