MORE DETAILS: Mnangagwa announces partial lockdown — People to wear masks outside their homes

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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the country’s lockdown period by another two weeks saying this has proven to be an effective measure to fight the spread of coronavirus,

The lockdown period was expected to end on Sunday 3 May.

Mnangagwa said in a special address to the nation at State House Friday that the wearing of cae masks outside homes will now be compulsory.

Mnangagwa announced that the Covid-19 induced lockdown has been extended by a further two weeks although it has been downgraded to Level Two.

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. $18 billion economic rescue and stimulus package.
2. Industry to open upon fulfilling health requirements.
3. All gathering – churches, gyms remain closed.
4. Industry to open between 8am to 3pm.
5. Public buses to be the only mode of transport.
6. People to wear masks outside their homes.
7. Quarantine protocols for returnees to continue.
8. Vulnerable groups to get assistance.
9. Stimulus package of $3 billion for Manufacturing, $6 billion for Agriculture, $1 billion for Healthcare.
10. Income tax break for healthcare workers and health institutions for at least six months.


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