Corona Virus

Corona Virus

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 ...

A patient, who was being treated for malaria and was admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Do you have a coronavirus ...

THE world is, indeed, a stage upon which everyone is an actor. The only sad thing is that more often than not, we do not dictate the direction ...

President Donald Trump proposed unorthodox new treatments for the coronavirus at Thursday’s White House press briefing – including the use of ultraviolet rays and injections of cleaning agents ...

GOVERNMENT has insisted that Belvedere Technical Teachers’ College in Harare is a safe and comfortable space to use as a quarantine site for the Zimbabweans who returned from ...

THE 82-YEAR-OLD mother of former Cabinet minister Sylvester Nguni died at a private hospital in Harare on Tuesday night, becoming the country’s fourth COVID-19 death as infections rose to 29. ...
Lift lockdown in phases

The government has received test kits from Namibia, as it continues with an ambitious drive to test at least 40 000 people for COVID-19 before the end of ...

ZIMBABWE is facing a debilitating food crisis on the back of climate change-induced droughts. In its humanitarian plan for 2020, issued in March 2020, the United Nations Office ...

VAYA has started offering relief support to organisations involved in distributing material aid to vulnerable groups and communities affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic ...

The Salvation Army International has joined the fight against COVID-19 by capacitating its 30 general hospitals and 200 clinics around the world, which include Howard in Mashonaland Central ...

IN a war situation, nobody asks anyone to stay indoors. You stay indoors by choice. In fact, if you have a basement, you hide there for as long ...

SONGBIRD and entrepreneur, Cindy Rufaro Munyavi , yesterday said it was important for people to take coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously by adhering to the raft of measures put in ...

DEFENCE and War Veterans minister Oppah Muchinguri has lamented lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health workers at Chiredzi Polyclinic. Do you have a coronavirus story? ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has, as expected, extended Zimbabwe’s lockdown by a further two weeks, although he made some modifications allowing limited mining and manufacturing activities to resume. ...