According to the Infomation Ministry’s permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana, all returnees will be released to go and quarantine at home if they bring a 48 hour COVID-19 negative certificate.
Nick whose account was unrestricted by Twitter today tweeted the update and said:
As of 4 Sept 2020, all returnees with 48-hours negative COVID-19 certificates are released at Ports of Entry for self-quarantine. Returnees without certificates will proceed to a quarantine where they will be tested and either discharged for self-quarantine or isolation.
Mangwana took the time to respond to a Twimbo that had asked how the government will know or deal with the issue of forged COVID-19 free certificates and said:
Yeah. It’s a real risk but it’s same as any other documentation really.
The government extended the lockdown indefinitely in May and from time to time reviews the restrictions to allow the populace to get back some form of normalcy during the pandemic.