Emergency!!! Schools and tertiary institutions to close on March 24

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has directed that schools to close on Tuesday the 24th of march 2020 as a precaution against the outbreak and spread of covid-19 despite the fact that zimbabwe has not recorded any cases of covid-19 to date.

President Mnangagwa said the decision follows concerns from parents and the education sector.
All schools and tertiary institutions will now close next week and dates for re-opening will be advised once the virus is adjudged to have receded.

The President has since barred gatherings of more than 100 people, including church services, sporting events and weddings for the next 60 days effective this Friday. The annual independence celebrations and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair have also been shelved.