Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2020-32: 15 September

Cabinet received an update on the steps that are being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic from the Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, Honourable O.C.Z. Muchinguri, Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on the Covid-19 Outbreak.

 In terms of testing the Ministry of Health and Child Care has, in line with WHO guidelines adopted a symptom based management approach, which prioritises  the testing of those people showing COVID-19 symptoms.


In view of the re-opening of schools for examination classes, the tourism and hospitality industry, and aviation sectors and the need to afford the working class time to attend gymnasia, Cabinet approved the extension of business operating hours including those of gymnasia from 0630hours to 1830hours.



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