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Coronavirus takes cheer out of Zimbabwe independence celebration.

Zimbabwe President's speech confirmed that there will be no traditional pomp and nationwide rallies amid COVID-19 Lockdown.

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted that they were celebrating the 40th Independence Anniversary under lockdown. He also addressed the nation and said that they were celebrating the milestone in the context of unprecedented times that of the pandemic.

Zimbabwe celebrated its 40th independence day in Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo with no gathering of people. It quoted the Minister Mutsvangwa as saying that there will be no pomp and fanfare and all the same they will celebrate in homes for the reasons of medical safety. In some parts of the country plans to celebrate were shelved down.

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