Covid-19: BCC bans popular festive events

Christmas festivities in Bulawayo are likely to be dampened after the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) banned some of the annual festive season activities owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The banned activities include the Jason Moyo street mall, Trade fair fun fairs and Lunar Park . 

These activities usually attract large crowds with the amusement parks a major draw card.

In a statement on Friday, the Town Clerk, Christopher Dube revealed the Christmas festivities will not permitted this year owing to the pandemic.

“The City would like to advise members of the public that the portion of Jason Moyo street between 9th Avenue and Leopold Takawira and portion of 8th Avenue between J.M.N Nkomo street and Fife street will not be closed this festive season to accommodate the Christmas mall due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Dube. 

He said the Municipality will in future notify the public of any changes and advised the public to continue adhering to the Covid-19 protocols. 

“Council will, in future, notify the public of any changes pertaining to the events at the Jason Moyo street mall, Trade Fair fun fairs and Lunar Park in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bulawayo City Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience likely to be caused,” said Dube. 

He added, “The general public is also advised to adhere to Covid-19 protocols, wear a mask at all times, exercise social distancing and avoid public gatherings during this festive season”. 

The City of Bulawayo is now the Covid-19 epicenter in the country with the highest. 

According to the daily update from the Ministry of Health and Child care, as at 17 December, Bulawayo had 561 active cases and 85 deaths. 

The country has recorded 11 866 cases, 9 836 recoveries and 314 deaths. 

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