Govt Okays Resumption Of All Sporting Activities

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HARARE – Cabinet yesterday resolved to allow all sporting activities to resume following a long halt due to the national lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Addressing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said standard procedures will have to be observed in line with the World Health Organisation(WHO) regulations and national guidelines.

“Cabinet also agreed that all sporting activities will now resume and observe standard operating procedures,” said Mutsvangwa.

Restaurants have also been given the green light to allow sit-ins.

“Restaurants are now allowed to open for sit-ins at 50 percent sitting capacity, under strict adherence to Covid-19 guidelines. Those found breaking the restrictions will be closed immediately,” she added.

Zimbabwe recently relaxed the Covid-19 measures as the positive cases decreased following a strict lockdown re-introduced in January this year.

However, experts have continued to warn against complacency, with the potential of a third wave lingering.

The country is now in the second stage of phase one of the vaccination programme and yesterday received 400 000 more doses of the Chinese produced vaccines.

To date, Zimbabwe has recorded 36535 positive cases and 1507 Covid-19 related fatalities.

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