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Zimbabwe lifts mask, Covid-19 PCR test requirements

Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted the mandatory wearing of face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19, while also removing a requirement for visitors to show evidence of vaccination or produce a negative PCR test.

The relaxation of Covid-19 regulations by Zimbabwean authorities follow a World Health Organisation announcement that Covid-19 no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

In a weekly post Cabinet briefing, Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister Monica Mutsvangwa said all border post measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 such as producing a valid Covid-19 vaccination certificate on entry by visitors had also been lifted with immediate effect.

Cabinet has directed as follows: that vaccination activities in all provinces should continue, with support from the Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, and their teams; that the mandatory wearing of face masks be lifted as the country adopts the strategy on the long-term management of the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.

Cabinet also directed that all border measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 be lifted with immediate effect; and that tourists should no longer be required to produce COVID-19 vaccination certificates at ports of entry or at tourist resorts around the country.

As of May 7, 2023, Zimbabwe had recorded 264,766 cumulative Covid-19 cases and 5,688 deaths since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.

Source: Bulawayonews

In other news – More than 800 villages countrywide have benefitted from boreholes drilled by the ZINWA

Harare (New Ziana) – More than 800 villages countrywide have so far benefitted from boreholes drilled by the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) under the Presidential Rural Development Programme, an official has said.

Under the programme, the government through ZINWA, is set to drill and equip a borehole for each of the country’s 35 000 villages by 2025. Learn more

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