Corona Virus

Corona Virus

ABOUT 200 health workers have tested positive to COVID-19, forcing some hospitals to shut down as government continues to dither on its promise to avail adequate personal protective ...

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights Doctors (ZADHR) has warned that the country must prepare for a possible second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic despite ...
Sasai

Cassava Fintech International (CFI), a subsidiary of the Econet Group, has launched the Sasai Health Status Report (SHSR), a secure blockchain technology-supported solution expected to digitise the testing ...

OVER-STAYING in quarantine centres was taking its toll on some returnees, especially youths amid reports that at least four downed hand sanitisers at Bulawayo Polytechnic College last weekend ...

IN a bid to revive the struggling economy, President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week further eased restrictions on movements designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Do ...

CHURCH leaders gathered at State House for the national day of prayer and fasting yesterday declared the end of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, saying the country would no longer ...

RESIDENTS associations and civil society organisations have ganged up to stop President Emmerson Mnangagwa government from rushing through a controversial constitutional amendment under the cover of COVID-19 lockdown, with public hearings for the Bill set to start today ...
Mnangagwa

Faced with a health crisis and an imploding economy, President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday declared June 15 as the presidential national day of prayer in the hope that ...

It was COVID-19 that ensured that Nancy (not her real name)’s second year as a teenager would also be the first year of her married life. Do you ...

FIRST LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa has urged traditional leaders to severely punish returnees and deportees who evade testing for COVID-19 or escape from quarantine centres. Do you have a ...

RETURNING citizens housed at the United College of Education (UCE) and the Bulawayo Polytechnic College are sharing buckets, crowded bath facilities, not observing social distancing during meals and ...

PREGNANT women in Mvurwi, Mashonaland Central province, risk losing lives and those of their unborn babies as medical doctors at Suwoguru Clinic allegedly refused to attend to them ...

MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo has imposed an indefinite ban on patients’ visits after recording four COVID-19 cases in a single day early this week. Do you have ...
COVID-19 tests u-turn

AS the coronavirus infection rate in the country continues to increase, it is fundamental that we all work together as citizens, regardless of our station in life, to ...

OVER 100 quarantined deportees and returnees from Botswana yesterday escaped death by a whisker after fire gutted Plumtree High School’s Beit Hall where they were housed, reducing it ...

Nineteen returnees from South Africa and Botswana have escaped from a quarantine centre at Mkoba Teachers College in Gweru, triggering fears they could spread COVID-19 in the country’s ...

Government has revealed that it has disbursed $200 000 out of the $600 million promised to vulnerable citizens during lockdown. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can ...

The embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe has donated 15 million Swedish krona (about US$1 549 956) to strengthen returnees’ rights at points of entry as part of its ...

WHILE it is understandable that government is under pressure to normalise many of the country’s sectors in the wake of the lockdown implemented to contain the potential spread ...

PATIENTS seeking admission to public and private hospitals are now required to produce coronavirus test results before being taken in under a new policy likely to force the ...

Masvingo and Gweru have recorded their first COVID-19 cases from returnees held in the cities’ quarantine centres. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email us on: ...
Econet

Econet Wireless has begun reopening its shops following the lifting of some COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.  By Staff Reporter But the company cautioned customers to be patient as it ...
Lift lockdown in phases

Eighty one returnees have been discharged from the Beitbridge Quarantine Centre, which expected several busloads of more Zimbabweans repatriated late Friday and on Saturday. Do you have a ...

AT LEAST 50 inmates due for release at the Beitbridge quarantine centre might leave without knowing their COVID-19 status because of delays in releasing results by the government. ...

WOMEN with disabilities (WWDs) have been the most hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as government did not consider their needs in implementing the national lockdown to help ...

THE United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has proposed various coronavirus exit strategies following the imposition of lockdowns that helped suppress the disease, but with devastating economic ...
Lift lockdown in phases

The government of Zimbabwe should consider lifting the lockdown in phases, while monitoring the behavior and responses of the population, medical experts have expressed. ...

AFRICA Johanne Masowe leader Andby Makururu has said God will guide scientists and health personal across the globe in their quest to find a vaccine for COVID-19. Do ...
COVID-19 tests u-turn

THE GOVERNMENT has a made a quick U-turn on its order requiring companies to ensure all their workers are tested for coronavirus first before they can resume work, ...
Rule of law

IN Zimbabwe just, like in other African countries, we have witnessed the deployment of State security agents into the streets, a trend that has left civilians hugely vulnerable. ...