Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said that the country’s international airports are ready to re-open, state media reported.
The airports have been closed since March when the government came up with regulatory measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The cabinet has recently resolved to allow both domestic and international flights to resume on Sept. 10 and Oct. 1.
Chiwenga, who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, warned that re-opening the airports did not imply that COVID-19 was no longer a threat.
He on Saturday toured the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare, Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo Airport in Bulawayo, and the Victoria Falls International Airport to assess their level of preparedness to handle traffic.
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Speaking after the tour in Harare, Chiwenga said he was impressed by the level of preparedness.
“We were having this tour to check on the cabinet decision that we are now going to open our international and domestic airports for both local and international tourism. As we do that, we are going to check on the safety of every passenger or person who is going to pass through our airports,” he said.