Zambia has lifted all Covid-19 restrictions in the country.
The announcement was made on Friday, although only three percent of those eligible for the vaccination have obtained it so far.
“Following the reduced transmission of COVID-19 in Zambia, the government has decided to lift the restrictions,” said Health Minister Sylvia Masebo.
Restrictions on meetings in places such as places of worship and bars have been in place since last year in Zambia, a country of 18 million people.
From October 2, there will be no limits on the size of religious gatherings, while bars, markets, shops and nightclubs will be able to function normally and everyone will be able to return to work, Masebo said.
For now, the use of masks, social distancing and regular disinfection of public spaces will be maintained.
The lifting of the restrictions will be reviewed after a month, Masebo added.
The move follows in the wake of South Africa easing restrictions and moving to Alert Level 1 which sees some measures including a midnight to 4am curfew still in place.
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