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Harare Central Business District Reopens

After a five-week national lockdown, businesses in the Zimbabwe capital reopened on the 4th of  May. A recent survey in the country revealed that several businesses in the Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) have returned to business as usual. Banks, pharmacies and malls are some of the first businesses to open their doors.

Government ordered use of face masks as a prerequisite for reopening businesses and allowing people resume their normal outdoor activities. Failure to comply with the rule may attract police arrest and a  one-year jail term.

Most of the people interviewed welcomed the easing of the lockdown, citing that the economic impact of the pandemic and the lockdown had bitten hard on their incomes and quality of life.

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