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Zimbabwe closes highest courts over Covid spike

The Judicial Service Commission of Zimbabwe (JSC) has announced the immediate closure of the Constitutional and Supreme Courts, following an ongoing resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the country.

Updated Jul 02, 2021 05:09 AM

Zimbabwe closes highest courts over Covid spike

The Labor Court was also closed on Thursday for similar reasons, reports Xinhua news agency.

"The Judicial Service Commission wishes to advise members of the public that the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court and the Labour Court (Harare) will be closed from today the 1st of July 2021 until Friday the 2nd of July 2021.

"This has been necessitated by positive cases of Covid-19 that have been recorded at these courts. The closure is to allow for fumigation of the premises and testing of staff," JSC said in a statement.

The three courts will reopen on July 5, the JSC added.

JSC recently closed down several other courthouses following Covid-19 infections among users, as cases continue to surge in the country with 1,331 infections reported on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe has so far reported 49,864 confirmed Covid cases and 1,789 deaths.

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