Zimbabwe announces a nine-hour curfew and compulsory 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the country, to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, becoming the first country in southern Africa to enact such restrictions.
A major search and rescue operation is underway following a collapse at a gold mine in Bindura, Zimbabwe. Around 30 miners remain unaccounted for since the collapse, while six men have emerged alive from the mine.
Zimbabwe says it will return land that was seized from foreigners between 2000 and 2001, saying foreign citizens who had their land seized, mostly Dutch, British and German nationals, could now apply to get it back. The government says black farmers who received land under the controversial land reform programme would now be moved to allow the former owners "to regain possession".
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe announces that, effective immediately, foreign currencies such as the United States dollar or South African rand will no longer be legal tender in the country, and that any use of foreign currency within Zimbabwe will be a punishable offense.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives an apparent assassination attempt when an explosive device detonates at an election campaign rally in Bulawayo. A few bystanders, including Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, suffer minor injuries.
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin the Commonwealth of Nations. Zimbabwe left the Commonwealth in 2003 following a disputed election the previous year and subsequent suspension from the organization. According to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, the application was made on May 15.