Zimbabwe shuts courts due to COVID-19

Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe

Constitutional Court in Zimbabwe

Courts across Zimbabwe have been ordered to close due to COVID-19 cases among staff members.

Daily COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the country due to the Omicron variant, with 4,031 infections reported on Tuesday.

In a statement Wednesday, the Judicial Service Commission said the shutdown on Wednesday and Thursday would allow for the disinfection of premises, testing, and contact tracing to contain the spread of the virus.

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Court business will resume on Friday, the commission said.

In July, the commission also closed the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court and Labor Court for two days due to COVID-19 infections among staff members.

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