Delta Beverages gets some relief as Police make a U turn on their alcohol ban. During the 21-day lockdown alcohol sales can continue on condition that they are not consumed in public. All licensed bottle stores or outlets who offer off premises sales are reminded to conduct their business according to Covid-19 guidelines.
The below were clarified by Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi:
The Zimbabwe Republic Police wishes to clarify on the issue of selling of liquor by supermarkets that have got exemptions (and) are allowed to sell liquor to members of the public for consumption, off-the-premises.
Consumers are not allowed to assemble outside such premises or to drink while seated in vehicles as individuals or as groups.
All purchased liquor should only be consumed in the privacy of individuals’ homes as outlined in the Covid-19 guidelines or exemption structures.
Those caught drinking beer in public places will be fined up to $500.