Zambia re-opens the Victoria Falls

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The government of Zambia has reopened the Victoria Falls to the public, after almost two months of closure due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

On May 13, 2020, Zambian President, Edgar Lungu gave the directive to reopen the UNESCO World Heritage Site under the new normal, urging all visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing after touring the site.

According to President Lungu, his decision to re-open the Victoria Falls was based on the city of Livingstone not recording any cases of the coronavirus.

The Victoria Falls, which is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe on the Zambezi River, is one of Seven Wonders of the World and one of Zambia’s most visited tourist destinations.

The Falls has recorded the highest volumes of water in a decade and the Zambezi River Authority, which monitors water in the Falls, has predicted a rise in water levels until the end of May.

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