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Govt Bans Christmas Parties in Bid to Curb Spread of Covid-19

The government of Zimbabwe has banned Christmas parties as a precaution against the coronavirus crisis.

iHarare has established from a local publication New Zimbabwe that, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe prohibited any form of partying during the 2020 festive season as Zimbabwe is not yet out of the Covid-19 pandemic risk.

Speaking at the official launch of the 2020 Festive Season Awareness Campaign at a joint press conference on Wednesday, Minister Kazembe Kazembe Kazembe revealed that due to the global pandemic Covid-19 Christmas parties will be prohibited.

“We are not yet out of the Covid-19 woes but the country is in the second wave of the virus. Parties will not be permissible during the festive season,” he said.

“However, weddings will be allowed but still with limited numbers. Police will be out in full force to enforce Covid-19 regulations and to make sure that they are being followed,” he said.

Minister Kazembe Kazembe also urged the public to put in place adequate measures to ensure that their homes and business properties are secured properly to avoid falling prey to criminals during this festive season.

During the festive season, there is likely to be an increase in cases of unlawful entry and theft as people may leave their business premises and houses to travel to various destinations.

“In addition, let me also remind everyone to be security conscious and not to leave their property unattended as criminals may take advantage of the festivities to perpetrate crime in its various forms,” he said.

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