THE government announced that they will gradually open the country’s borders that have been closed since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Beitbridge, Plumtree, Victoria Falls, Chirundu, Nyamapanda, and Forbes are the borders that are going to open first to private passenger vehicles and pedestrian traffic.

Speaking at a Post- Cabinet briefing on Tuesday Minister of Information Monica Mutsvangwa said the government will open the country’s main borders.

“The borders will open first to private passenger vehicles and pedestrian traffic as from 1st December 2020, while further assessment is being undertaken concerning preparations for handling public passenger transport,” Mutsvangwa said.

“Cabinet wishes to inform the public that border operating hours are being fixed between 0600 and 1800 hours until further assessment of the situation,” she said.

“Curfew hours are being extended beyond the current 2000 hours to 2200 hours for the convenience of those who are cleared late at ports of entry. This will be subject to gazetting,” she added.