Zimbabwe’s lockdown – with 18-00 to 06-00 curfew –

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Zimbabwe’s lockdown – with 18:00 to 06:00 curfew – is far harsher than South Africa’s - Today News Post Today News || News Now

(ARCHIVE PHOTO) HARARE, ZIMBABWE – APRIL 3: Deserted streets are seen as part of coronavirus (COVID-19) measures in Harare, Zimbabwe on April 3, 2020. (Photo by Wilfred Kajese/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Zimbabwe has recorded a sharp surge in Covid-19 infections, with cases recorded in December 2020 accounting for nearly half of the cumulative caseload. With healthcare services bracing for impact, the government has forced Zimbabwe back into a hard lockdown. A ban on all non-essential business, social gatherings, intercity travel and one of the strictest curfews in the world are expected to last until at least 5 February 2021The move comes as Peel Region and Toronto are shuttering any workplace Friday that has at least five COVID-19 cases. For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.zas Health Minister declared Monday.

While South Africa battles its own second wave of Covid-19 infections, neighbouring Zimbabwe has returned to hard lockdown as already embattled healthcare services face a dire surge in hospitalisations. The closure of all non-essential services, a 12-hour curfew and restrictions on public transport make Zimbabwe’s January lockdown far harsher than South Africa’s.

Almost half of Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 caseload was recorded during December, with new cases growing by more than 10% in the last week of 2020The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 46. Total cases recorded since the start of the outbreak now exceed 14a 55 per cent increase over last year,000 and at least 369 Zimbabweans have succumbed to the virus.

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