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Zimbabwe reimposes curfew over Omicron fears and rising cases

Zimbabwe has reimposed a curfew and mandatory quarantines for all travellers amid rising Covid cases and to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant.

The government has cited growing public complacency that they believe will only worsen as the festive season approaches.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa reimposed a curfew from 21:00 to 06:00 local time. All businesses will be required to close at 19:00.

All international travellers will be required to be tested on arrival and to quarantine at a state-designated facility, all at their own cost.

The restrictions are a blow to the tourism industry, which had anticipated a normal festive season.

The measures will be reviewed in a fortnight.

Zimbabwe has recorded more than 130,000 Covid cases and about 4,700 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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