“Presently, there is a greater presence of soldiers, for example, on major roads into Harare and not inside Harare.
“Arterial roads that get into Harare have a large number of soldiers assisting the police. We had not deployed them in residential areas, save for a few during the first few days of the lockdown.
“We now need to revisit that and ensure that they are also present in the residential areas,” Charamba told the Daily News.
This comes after Mnangagwa extended the national lockdown by 14 days last weekend, after the country failed to meet the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) conditions for lifting the stay-at-home order.
“We are also facing a situation where more and more of our citizens are coming back home, including from countries that have Covid-19 infections.
“The fact that we have so far arrested 11 196 people shows that they are not taking the lockdown seriously, while also putting their health and safety at risk,” he said.
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