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Super Spreaders: Why Bars and Nightclubs Will Close on Easter

Bars and nightclubs will be closed during the Easter Holiday in Zimbabwe to curb the onset of a  COVID-19 third wave  currently engulfing so...

Bars and nightclubs will be closed during the Easter Holiday in Zimbabwe to curb the onset of a COVID-19 third wave currently engulfing some nations.

The measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government further states that students at boarding schools cannot travel back home and parents are barred from visiting their children to contain the spread of the disease.

By @Comic24Derick

“In keeping with Christian practices, Zimbabweans flock to different places of worship, with some visiting holy shrines. Still, others may travel beyond our borders for the same purpose. The risk of disease transmission during the period is thus predictably high,” the president said.

The Easter holiday stretching from the 2nd of April to the 5th is one of the longest public holidays meant to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ but is often utilised by many Zimbabweans to travel to villages, and gather as families.

However, social gatherings are still limited to 50 people, including churches. “All gatherings, including church services, funerals and weddings will remain limited to not more than 50 people,” the statement notified.
Bars and Restaurants are Pontentila COVID-19 Superspreaders 
In South Africa measures have been put in place for the sale of alcohol. “However, given the role of alcohol in fuelling reckless behaviour, we will put in place some restrictions over the Easter weekend. To this end, the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption will be prohibited this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote.

“On-site sales at restaurants, shebeens and bars will be allowed, according to licensing conditions, up until 23:00.” South Africa has recorded more than 1.5 million cases of the coronavirus, with more than 52,000 recorded deaths.

New research conducted in Scotland questions if bars can mitigate COVID-19 transmission risks properly, adding that there are potentially high risks of transmission of the coronavirus persists in bars, especially when customers are intoxicated.

Further, experts say alcohol seems to be one of the major factors fueling this risk because it lowers inhibitions, making people less willing to comply with safety protocols.

Data provided by the Washington Post in February 2020, points to bars adding to the COVID-19 spread. Forbes magazine also singled out bars and restaurants and super-spreaders. “The problem restaurants face has nothing to do with hygiene or any other measures, but on something beyond their control: the presence of super-spreaders.”

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