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Bars, Pubs Reopen


Cabinet has given licensed bars the greenlight to reopen after nearly 19 months of Covid-19 restrictions, which saw the showbiz and nightlife industry go into comatose.

Ironically, the announcement was made as President Mnangagwa extended the Level 2 Covid-19 lockdown by a further two weeks. The Level 2 lockdown comes with restrictions such as a lengthy night time curfew among other constraints, which are not good for such businesses.

Further, bars have been ordered to allow only fully vaccinated patrons into their premises.

Speaking during a post-cabinet media briefing Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said: “All licensed bars can now open to fully vaccinated clients. Bar owners are also required to ensure that Covid-19 protocols and guidelines are enforced, failure of which, licences will be withdrawn.” Nhau/Indaba

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