New Lockdown Looms in Zimbabwe

Three weeks after relaxing the strict lockdown, the Zimbabwean government says it won’t hesitate to impose another one as COVID-19 infection rate, appears to be increasing.

The rise of infections comes after falling to its lowest level in past weeks.

The country now has over 36,000 COVID-19, positive infections and over 1500 deaths.

Nick Mangwana the Secretary of Information and Publicity says the government will impose another lockdown if people continue to ignore wearing masks and fail to practice social distancing.

“Another lockdown may be on the cards. If we become as reckless as we were a few months ago. Then we’ll definitely have a surge in this fight, and government has no option but to go back to lockdown to protect people, I don’t like lockdowns, I don’t think anybody does,” said Mangwana.

Mangwana also said the government which received the Sinorpham doses from China is targeting to vaccinate 10 million Zimbabweans, including teachers.

Vaccination is now underway in most provinces of the country