Tag: Lockdown

Zimbabwe tightens coronavirus lockdown in capital Harare as cases hit 203

Zimbabwean troops and police on Tuesday tightened the coronavirus lockdown in the capital Harare, blocking many cars and buses from entering the central business district as cases of infections increased.

Sub-Saharan Africa to suffer 23.1% decline in remittances in 2020 – World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.

Op-Ed: Zimbabwean opposition activists charged following their own abduction

On Tuesday, May 26, authorities in Zimbabwe charged three activists from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance (MDC-A) with breaching the country’s lockdown regulations, nearly two weeks after they were allegedly abducted and brutalised after being taken into police custody.

Kenyan government under fire over coronavirus quarantine centres

Kenya’s government is facing growing criticism over quarantine centres it set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with witnesses saying some are squalid and expose residents to the risk of catching COVID-19.

Clarification on COVID-19 “hotspots” as SA moves to level 3 lockdown

South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has clarified the government’s decision around the relaxation of lockdown restrictions and the classification of COVID-19 “hotspots”.

South Africa downgrades lockdown rules, sending 8 million back to work

Key Points South Africa to downgrade lockdown measures to level three on June 1. This means a full reopening of all manufacturing, mining, construction, financial services, professional and...

International travel for South Africans is now allowed, this is how it will work

South Africans may now travel internationally under strict regulations detailed by the Department of Home Affairs.

How SA’s level 3 compares to level 4 when it kicks in on June 1

On Sunday evening South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would move from level 4 to level 3 of its phased approach to ending its lockdown on June 1.
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