Corona Virus

Corona Virus

I REMEMBER last time as a guest columnist for NewsDay, I wrote an article concerning the lack of political will and poor preparedness concerning the devastative impact of ...

The government has gazetted tough new laws that could see people spending up to 20 years in prison for spreading fake news on the novel coronavirus. ...

A Harare resident on Saturday filed an urgent chamber application in the High Court seeking an order to stop the establishment of a medical facility in a residential suburb to cater for people suffering from the deadly coronavirus. ...
COVID-19 tests u-turn

President Emmerson Mnangagwa late on Friday imposed a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the fast spreading coronavirus. ...

Zimbabwe now has five coronavirus cases (COVID-19), with only one fatality still recorded, the Health ministry has announced. Do you have a coronavirus story? You can email us ...

Famed Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua’s credibility could be on the line, as he predicted that the novel coronavirus could be coming to an end on Saturday, yet no vaccine or cure is in sight. ...

Police minister says disobeying rules to prevent spread of coronavirus ‘not only reckless and stupid, but potentially deadly’ A woman from the New South Wales Hunter region has ...
COVID-19 tests u-turn

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa must be commended for his decision to scale down government operations to ensure that the majority of its workers are not exposed to the virulent ...

Informal traders in Bulawayo are defying the health workers and government advice for citizens to maintain social distancing and stay at home to prevent the spread of the ...

UNCERTAINTY has gripped Kwekwe General Hospital after a nurse at the institution reportedly visited her COVID-19-positive husband in Portugal last month, returned home and assumed her duties at ...

MDC president Nelson Chamisa has blasted his nemesis, President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his lackadaisical approach at handling the coronavirus, saying he should consider locking down the country’s borders to avoid the spread of the deadly virus. ...

LOCAL writer, poet and philanthropist Mthulisi Ndlovu has urged fellow artistes to rise up and take part in community awareness campaigns to give people factual information on the deadly COVID-19. ...

HUMAN rights lobby group, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has accused government of exhibiting a sluggish response to the worldwide coronavirus disaster, claiming there was a tragic display of denialism and lack of value for human life. ...

THE coronaviras continues with its whirlwind trail of destruction across the world, with Italy now being at the point of grave impact from the virus. The previous Saturday alone witnessed a colossal death toll of nearly 800 people which is unprecedented anywhere in history. Even the Spanish Influenza of 1918 which oddly hit the world 100 years earlier was not as ravenous as the cruel virus has been. Heart-wrenching images of patients in hospitals in the hardest-hit areas bear testimony of the severity of the pandemic. It should be anathema, given how things have turned out, that anyone would want to cast aspersions and apportion the virus to a particular region. ...

ZIMBABWE retailers have called for calm, dissuading consumers from engaging in panic-buying of goods in supermarkets after the country recorded its first COVID-19 case last Friday. ...

The poultry sector recorded a 19% slump last year after producing 73,6 million day-old chicks and demand for its products is projected to slow down going forward given the continued erosion of disposable incomes, an industry official has said. ...

A GROWING number of African countries are announcing increasingly restrictive measures to try to halt the spread of the virus, which has infected 351 198 people globally and killed 15 361. They have shut borders, closed schools and universities and barred large public gatherings. ...