Civil Protection (Declaration of State of Disaster: Rural and Urban Areas of Zimbabwe) (COVID-19) Notice, 2020 (Statutory Instrument 76 of 2020)

Government Gazette no. 24
This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 23 Mar 2020.

Zimbabwe

Civil Protection Act

Civil Protection (Declaration of State of Disaster: Rural and Urban Areas of Zimbabwe) (COVID-19) Notice, 2020

Statutory Instrument 76 of 2020


IN terms of section 27(2) of the Civil Protection Act [Chapter 10:06], His Excellency the President hereby declares as follows: —


1. Title

This notice may be cited as the Civil Protection (Declaration of State of Disaster: Rural and Urban Areas of Zimbabwe) (COVID-19) Notice, 2020.

2. Interpretation

In this notice —COVID-19” means the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov), which is an infectious disease caused by a virus which, having emerged during 2019, was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation on the 11th March, 2020;urban area” means any area which is —(a)a municipal area, town area or local government area; or(b)a town ward of a rural district council or an area declared to be a specified area in terms of the Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13] ', or(c)a township as defined in the Land Survey Act [Chapter 20:12]',rural area” means any area outside an urban area.

3. Declaration of state of disaster

In the wake of the declaration by the World Health Organisation of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, a state of disaster exists in all rural and urban areas in Zimbabwe with effect from promulgation of this notice.