Parliament suspends sittings due to Coronavirus

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The cancellation of sittings will take effect until 5 May 2020 although subject to review.
The cancellation of sittings will take effect until 5 May 2020 although subject to review.

Harare – Parliament has with effect from today suspended sittings, public hearings, committee sittings as a precautionary measure in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda made the announcement in the National Assembly while Acting Senate President Fortune Charumbira did the same in the Senate Chamber.

The cancellation of sittings will take effect until 5 May 2020 although subject to review.

Zimbabwe is yet to record a case of coronavirus, with previous suspects turning out to be false alarms.

Coronavirus has killed over 8,000 people around the world. The majority of the deaths occurred in central Europe where the epicentre has shifted, from Wuhan in mainland China.