Government has issued a warning to non-essential businesses along with those who keep flouting Covid-19 regulations, notably those who violate movement restrictions, gathering unlawfully and failing to properly don their masks, saying the authorities will not hesitate to apprehend offenders.
In a weekly National Taskforce on Covid-19, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa, said there has been progress in the rate of recovery due to the strict Level 4 lockdown measures.
“The Taskforce noted a decreasing positivity rate from the peak in mid-January to the present, a clear indication that the surge in cases is now coming under control,” said Mutsvangwa.
She cautioned the public to remain vigilant by adhering to Covid-19 protocols.
“As a nation we cannot turn a blind eye to those around us who continue to flout Covid-19 regulations. The past week, the cumulative number of countrywide arrests for flouting Covid-19 regulations increased by over 2 000,” said Mutsvangwa.
Police have intensified enforcement of lockdown regulations. Today a Nhau news crew witnessed law enforcement agents stopping pedestrians in Harare’s central business district to check for exemption letters. Nhau/Indaba