President Emmerson Mnangagwa on April 19 2020 extended a Covid-19 lockdown by a further 14 days after warning that Zimbabwe, which has 25 reported coronavirus cases, was not out of the woods.
“We are deeply worried that the virus is beginning to attack our children with more and more cases being transmitted locally,” Mnangagwa said, adding that while a national lockdown was not a cure, it slows down the spread of the pandemic.
Mnangagwa said his government chose the “route of abundant caution”, whatever the “cost and discomfort.
“The country is yet to meet the conditions for the lifting of the lockdown… which is when the transmission of the virus is fairly under contro.
“Guided by these realities, government has decided to extend with immediate effect a national lockdown by a further 14 days, up to May 3, 2020,” Mnangagwa said.