Govt to close down beerhalls, bars, betting halls, casinos


The government said bars, nightclubs, beerhalls and some other public places have not yet been given the green light to reopen.

Speaking during a post-Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, Environment, Climate Change, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Mangaliso Nqobizitha Ndlovu vowed that the enforcement of lockdown measures will be heightened henceforth. He said:

It should be noted that public bars, nightclubs, beerhalls, casinos, betting shops and theatres are still not permitted to operate.

The nation is informed that gatherings are still regulated, while authorised events such as weddings and church congregations are limited to 50 and 100 persons, respectively.

It should be emphasised that where there is non-compliance to these regulations the law enforcement agencies will not hesitate to enforce the penalties prescribed.

Ndlovu urged members of the public to take all the necessary precautions to prevent a surge in COVID-19 positive cases in light of the approaching Christmas and New Year holidays.

Zimbabwe has experienced an upsurge in coronavirus cases with 90 new cases and one death reported on Tuesday.



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