Nigel Garanewako’s barbershop in the uptown residential suburb of Eastlea, near the Harare city centre, caters for high rollers seeking a haircut away from the hustle and bustle of the Zimbabwe capital’s business district.

Before the resurgence of Covid-19 in January, when the country was put under a restrictive level 4 lockdown to curb the spread of the virus, Garanewako made more than $70 on a good day. Now he makes just less than $20...

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