Kwekwe Lockdown Extended By 2 Weeks

Government has extended Kwekwe lockdown by a further two weeks following a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in the district.
Speaking during a cabinet briefing in Harare this afternoon, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said the further lockdown came following new cases recorded of the Indian variant in the Midlands province.
“Cabinet has approved that the Lockdown in Kwekwe be extended by a further two weeks. This comes in the wake of a surge in positive cases in the city. The Indian variant has been detected in some of the new cases.” She said.
Minister Mutsvangwa however said the country is expecting more vaccines by June 15.
“Zimbabwe is expecting a batch of 500 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine by 15 June 2021.” Mutsvangwa said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information said holiday lessons are banned in schools this school holiday.
“The use of schools for holiday lessons during the 3-week break is banned. It is envisaged that the ban will allow thorough cleaning and disinfection of the school environment, reducing the spread of Covid19. Learning will continue on alternative platforms.” She added. 
A total of 27 people at Mary Ward Children’s Home in Kwekwe who includes children and members of staff were tested positive for the Covid-19.

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