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U.S. embassy warns citizens to stay home following political uncertainty in Zimbabwe

by Staff Reporter
15 Nov 2017 at 00:37hrs | Views
The US embassy in Zimbabwe has issued a security warning to it's workers and citizens to stay and work from home following the reports of an attempted coup in Zimbabwe.

Statement on zw.usembassy.gov

As a result of the ongoing political uncertainty through the night, the Ambassador has instructed all employees to remain home tomorrow.

U.S. government personnel have been instructed to shelter in their residences tonight and work remotely from home on November 15. The embassy will be minimally staffed and closed to the public.

U.S. citizens in Zimbabwe are encouraged to shelter in place until further notice.   Please monitor news and embassy notifications.

In case of emergency involving U.S. citizens, U.S. citizens should call Consul Amy Diaz at +263 772 102 179.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.


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