By Rumbidzai Chiriseri
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has lifted its ban on the sale of alcohol in retail outlets.
The ban was effected from yesterday as a way of controlling the spread of the coronavirus disease during the lockdown period, Great Dyke News 24 reports.
In the statement, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said, “supermarkets and registered bottle stores can continue selling beer on condition it is consumed off the premises.”
This is to avoid groups and to ensure social distancing during the 21-day lockdown imposed by the President as a measure of controlling the spread of COVID-19.
He went on to warn citizens against drinking in groups outside their places of residence or in their cars for they will be defying social distancing and increasing the risk of spreading this deadly disease.
This is in respect of social distancing to curb the spread of the deadly virus, COVID-19 which has claimed about 59,160 lives globaly with 1,098,434 confirmed cases as of this morning. Currently, Zimbabwe has 1 death and 9 confirmed cases.