Lockdown Photo: A member of the Johane Masowe Apostolic sect walks past some deserted shops at Whitehouse, two kilometres west of Kuwadzana Extension suburb, Harare at 1842hrs on the 15th of April 2020. Normally at this time, the shopping centre would be teaming with imbibers, merrymakers, sex workers, late night foreign currency traders and travellers going to Riddle Ridge, Lake Chiwero, Granary and surrounding areas. Zimbabwe’s lockdown started on the 30th of March and is expected to end on 19 April 2020. There is uncertainty whether the lockdown shall be extended.
Photo: An N. Richards employee loads some groceries into a wholesale customer’s truck during lockdown on 15 April 2020. Grocery wholesalers are operating during the 21 day lockdown. This is to ensure they meet the grocery needs of a lot of people who may have run out of essentials during the period.
Photo: A petrol attendant putting on a respiratory mask and surgical gloves waits for a swipe machine to produce a receipt during lockdown at a Petrotrade service station, Harare on the 15th of April 2020. Zimbabwe’s lockdown started on March 30th and is expected to end on April 19th 2020. The country has so far registered three deaths of 11 people that have tested positive for coronavirus.
A pharmacy technician putting on a respiratory mask serves customers putting on the same on the eve of a lock down in Harare, Zimbabwe. A 21 day lockdown has since been put in effect because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The virus now known as Covid 19 started in Wuhan China in December 2019. It has spread to every country world wide, and has made many people sick and resulted in many deaths. Many governments have put their countries in lock down to stop its vicious spread.