Zimbabwe Govt Tightens Lockdown Rules as Covid-19 Cases Soar

The government has banned the transportation of bodies for burial purposes from one city to another as part of its desperate measures to contain a rampaging Covid-19 pandemic. This comes after the country recorded 978 new cases and 24 deaths on January 9, 2021. At the beginning of January the government imposed a 30-day strict national lockdown following a surge in cases. The measures include a dawn-to-dusk curfew and tight restrictions on inter-provincial travel. Since the first case was recorded in March 2020, over 507 people have died from a cumulative 21,477 cases.

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