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5pm Curfew for Manzini

As part of efforts to flatten the Covid-19 curve in the City of Manzini, the Municipal Council of Manzini has introduced a 5pm Curfew for the city.

In a statement released by the Municipality, the curfew is with effect from Wednesday.
“We would like to notify citizens and all other stakeholders that, with effect from 5pm today (Wednesday 29 April), the city will be shutdown. Everyone who lives outside the city is expected to be out by that time and everyone who lives within the city boundaries should be inside. People are implored to stay at home in order to avoid a further spread of the Covid-19 in our city, ” reads the statement.

It further explains that Council has had an engagement with the Royal Eswatini Police Service and they shall be responsible for ensuring that this happens.

“All entry/exit points to the city will be manned by the security forces to ensure this curfew is adhered to. The short notice is regretted. These are difficult times and they call for difficult decisions. Ultimately, the intension is to save lives from the coronavirus,” explains the statement from the Manzini Municipality.

The Council urges citizens to take the covid-19 pandemic seriously noting Covid-19 is real and very dangerous. It urged citizens to wear a mask whenever they are in the city and practice social distancing of 1.5 metres. Frequently wash hands with water and soap or use an alcohol based sanitiser. Avoid gatherings of over 20 people.

“Stop gallivanting in town. Stay home as much as possible. In that way we shall win the fight against this pandemic,” declares the statement from Manzini City Council.
In the meantime; the Minister of Health; Lizzie Nkosi announced on Wednesday that there are 20 new cases of Covid-19 in the country bringing the total to 91.

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