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Mixed reaction to Level 4 lockdown in Zimbabwe

HARARE – There’s been mixed reaction from Zimbabweans after government imposed Level 4 lockdown restrictions for two weeks.

This as the country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases.

READ: Reopening of Zimbabwe schools delayed

Zimbabwe, like neighbouring South Africa, is fighting a third wave and now has over 52,000 coronavirus cases while more than 1,800 people have died.

Some of the 14-day restrictions imposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa this week include a curfew from 6.30pm to 6am, the banning of inter-city travel, reduction in business hours, banning of all social gatherings except funerals and the closure of beer halls, nightclubs and bars.

READ: Kwekwe City on lockdown in Zimbabwe

Some Zimbabweans say they understand the need for the restrictions while others are concerned about the impact on their livelihoods.

* eNCA correspondent Pindai Dube reports.


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