The Zimbabwe Republic Police has warned imbibers and merrymakers that drinking alcoholic beverages while inside cars and other vehicles is now illegal.
This comes after the Minister of Health and Child Care, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga instituted another lockdown following a surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths across the country.
Following the Vice President’s announcement of the revised Covid-19 lockdown measures, the Police announced that they will be enforcing the new lockdown measures “without fear or favour.”
In a statement released on Monday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said,
“Patrols, blitz and monitoring will be done by Police to ensure that beer halls, bars and nightclubs remain closed. Bottle store owners should strictly observe the given operational time of 1000 hours to 1600 hours.
“In this regard, all those found drinking beer at bottle stores, inside vehicles and surrounding areas will be arrested. Restaurants and fast food outlets should observe the law and ensure that they only serve take-aways as pronounced by the Government. Only hotels and lodges are allowed to serve.”