Zimbabwe relaxes COVID-19 regulations for returnees

HARARE (XINHUA) – The Zimbabwe government has relaxed COVID-19 regulations on inbound human traffic, with those testing negative 48 hours before their return being allowed to self-quarantine at home.

The new measures, which became effective last Friday, also allow those without certificates to go home if they test negative at quarantine centres, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said. “The task force was informed that as last Friday, all returnees with 48 hours negative COVID-19 certificates are being released at ports of entry for self-quarantine as per Cabinet’s directive.

“Returnees without certificates will proceed to a quarantine facility, where they will be tested and either discharged for self-quarantine or isolation, based on their status,” she said.