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International travels ban implemented in Zimbabwe to stop COVID-19 spread

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a ban on “inessential travel” outside the country by locals and further banned the taking of alcohol inside bars in his government’s latest attempts to arrest the further spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.

Zimbabwe has recorded two positive cases of the virus which claimed its first victim on Monday in Zororo Makamba, son to top businessman and politician James Makamba.

Addressing the media at State House Monday evening, Mnangagwa also reduced the number of people allowed to gather in one place at the same time from the initial 100 limit to 50.

The President also moved to issue a blanket ban on “gatherings around night clubs, bars, beerhalls, movie houses, swimming pools, gymnasiums and sporting activities, until further notice”.

“I am aware that this curtailment of social activities will be hard on all of us,” Mnangagwa said.

“However, such tough measures have become necessary and unavoidable for our collective safety as a nation.”

Source: The Herald

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