Ban on international travel

President Mnangagwa has restricted international travel especially outside Africa, while civil servants have been banned from foreign trips as government takes measures to minimise the risk of exposure to covid-19, which is caused by coronavirus.

Addressing the 337th ordinary session of the politburo in Harare yesterday, President Mnangagwa said the Ministry of Health and Child Care, together with associated departments, were adequately prepared to handle any possible cases of covid-19.

President Mnangagwa’s sentiments come when Zimbabwe has announced that people visiting the country from areas affected by covid-19, who do not have valid medical certificates showing they are negative, will be sent back at the port of entry.

More than 3 000 people have succumbed to covid-19 following the first outbreak recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province.