With effect from today (22 July 2020), Zimbabwe imposes a dusk-to-dawn curfew (6 pm to 6 am / 18.00 hrs to 06.00 hrs) to curb rising cases of Covid-19 in the country. Only essential services are exempted from the curfew. All business premises must operate from 08:00 – 15:00, with exception of providers of essential services. Only registered small and medium enterprises are allowed to operate and must adhere to World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-19 regulations. All non-working sections of the population are required to stay at home, except for purposes of securing food, water and health services. Public gatherings for social, religious, and political purposes remain banned. Funeral gatherings remain curtailed in line with health requirements. Zimbabwe’s security services, including the military and police, must enforce the lockdown measures.
The renewed lockdown was announced by Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an address to the nation on 21 July 2020.