Kwekwe begins localised lockdown

Kwekwe City’s intensified localised lockdown came into full swing yesterday, with a heavy police presence in the central business district, coupled with strict enforcement of existing general Covid-19 regulations for those entering shops and banking halls.

Service providers such as ZESA did not allow more than five people inside banking halls to ensure social distancing.

Zupco buses also spread out passengers on buses from yesterday, meaning many residents took a long time to get to the outer suburbs.

“We have been asked to make sure that we sanitise commuters getting into the bus and to limit them to two passengers per seat.kwekwek

“We are strictly adhering to that because that is the first thing they check at police roadblocks to ensure we are compliant, said Mr Alfonse Mushayi, a Zupco driver plying the City-Mbizo route.

The Herald also established that shop owners were in compliance with the lockdown directive, with most of them closing business for the day at 5pm since Saturday.

Kwekwe District Development Coordinator, Mr Fortune Mpungu, who is also the district Covid-19 taskforce chairperson, said they were happy with the level of compliance.


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