Corona Virus

Corona Virus

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. ...

LOCAL entrepreneur Itai Kwaramba, has designed a step-in decontamination tunnel which he intends to donate to the Local Government ministry once it has been certified by the Standards ...

COMMERCIAL sex workers are living in fear of contracting the coronavirus from their clients and are currently inquiring on best ways to practise safe sex to avoid infection. ...

COVID-19 has forced many countries into various forms of lockdowns which have been characterised by the closure of all non-essential businesses and restricted social activities. Only the essential ...

THE COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to Africa’s development prospects and worsened the conditions of its poor and vulnerable. Although there are calls for voluntary international ...

SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean artiste Leopold “Sir Leopold” Chagadama says the lockdown necessitated by the global COVID-19 pandemic has given him time to revive himself and explore his talent. ...

ALTHOUGH coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Zimbabwe recently shot up to 34, the five recoveries recorded so far offered a glimmer of hope that with the right approach and ...

Skylake Borehole Drilling Company this week delivered its second boreholes donation to Beatrice hospital after previously donating another one to Wilkins hospital as the company joins other stakeholders ...

MINISTRY of Finance has raised alarm after it emerged that officials were looting funds meant for COVID-19 relief. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email us ...

THE United States government has pledged to continue assisting Zimbabwe in its COVID-19 fight thorough cash and technical support, but implored Harare to play its part by enforcing ...

GOVERNMENT has threatened tough measures on lockdown violators, especially in high-density suburbs. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email us on: news@alphamedia.co.zw ...

MUSICIAN-CUM-COMEDIAN Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu, popularly known as Madlela Skhobokhobo recently dropped a new version of an old track titled Khumbule ‘Khaya, which carries a message of hope to ...

WHILE it is good news that Zimbabwe had as of yesterday recorded five coronavirus (COVID-19) recoveries, the next major battle that we have to deal with is managing ...