Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the enforcement of a hard lockdown as of Wednesday 23 July.

Addressing the nation on Tuesday, Mnangagwa said strict lockdown regulations have been put in place in an effort to mitigate the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

Zimbabwe has recorded 1 713 covid-19 cases and 26 deaths.

Key points from Mnangagwa’s address.

From Wednesday 22 July until further notice there will be stricter lockdown measures.

Non working public to stay at home.

Only travel required is to go buy food, seek medication.

Everyone must wear masks

Mandatory screening at all public premises

Businesses to open from 8am to 3pm

All security services to be on the road to enforce curfew from 6am to 6pm

Food markets to remain open but under strict supervision

No intercity travel and to rural areas

Public gatherings and church services now banned