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Hunger forces Bulawayo residents to defy lockdown

JOHANNESBURG – Residents of Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, Bulawayo are ignoring the COVID-19 lockdown as hunger takes hold.

Zimbabwe embarked on a 30-day hard lockdown on 5 January, following a sudden increase in COVID-19 infections over the festive season.

Residents are queuing up at most banks and money transfer agencies in the city as a shortage of cash and hunger forces people out of their homes.

Zimbabwe has just over 23,200 confirmed cases and there have been 551 deaths.


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