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Mnangagwa Gathers Tens Of Thousands In Violation Of Own Covid Rules     

By Star Matsongoni PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa gathered thousands of party supporters during anti-sanctions day in Rutenga Mwenezi Monday against the stipulated 100 people per gathering rule. Zanu PF is holding events with more than 100 people while preventing its nemesis, the MDC Alliance from staging the same events. Mnangagwa himself announced recently that gatherings on

Women Miners Hit Hardest By Covid

By Bulawayo Correspondent WOMEN in mining suffered large and disproportionate consequence because of Covid-19 lockdowns. The women miners have also been slower in recovering from the effects of the pandemic. Some women miners in Shurugwi area in the Midlands province have incurred losses after they fail to service loans which they took from banks to

Rumours of a Covid outbreak at Nashville School started after this picture showing pupils basking in the sun went viral on the social media

Gvt Dismisses Claims Of Covid Outbreak At Nashville School

By Thandiwe Garusa  THE ministry of Health and Child Care has dismissed claims that there is a Covid-19 outbreak at Nashville High School in Gweru saying all pupils returned negative test results. This comes after an audio started circulating on social media platforms saying teachers were ignoring learners who were not well. Joram Chimedza, Gweru

A helper at a local child-care centre in Kambuzuma, Harare dishes out a homemade drink made of mealie meal porridge before the children disperse for the day.

More Children Going Hungry Amid Covid Pandemic

Global Press Journal BEFORE the coronavirus pandemic, Mai Tafara Children’s Center was a bustling refuge for the 50 children it serves. The kids, many of whom are orphans, would come to the center in Tafara, a high-density suburb in Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare, and enjoy a heavy lunch consisting of sadza — a dense

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Ex-US Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dies Of Covid Complications

BBC TRIBUTES are being paid to former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has died of Covid-19 complications aged 84. The former top military officer died on Monday morning, his family said. He rose to become the first African-American secretary of state in 2001 under Republican President George W Bush. Powell, who was fully

Ugandan Teachers Turn To Coffin-Making After Schools Close

AFP AS A Covid-19 surge overwhelmed Uganda earlier this year, Livingstone Musaala, who had to quit his teaching job after schools closed, turned to coffin-making to pay the bills and help others. But few welcomed his initiative at first. Family members criticised him for capitalising on a pandemic-fuelled boom in his densely-populated hometown of Bugobi, 140km

A man receives a certificate after being vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Wilkins Hospital in Harare.

Govt Bars Unvaccinated Civil Servants From Work

Reuters ZIMBABWE will bar unvaccinated government workers from reporting for duty from next Monday as part of efforts to fight Covid-19, an official circular showed. The southern African country has, as of October 14, recorded 4 655 Covid-19-related deaths from 132 251 infections since March 2020. Although the country was one of the first on the continent to

WHO Names New Team Of Scientists To Take Over Covid Origins Probe

China Morning Post THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled the team of scientists that will take on the gnarly task of investigating how the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 emerged. The 26-person group, announced on Wednesday, is stacked with experts in virology, epidemiology, animal health and biosecurity, among other fields. Selected by the WHO from

Yvonne Banda stands in front of a church congregation on the outskirts of the capital Harare. The Apostolic church is one of most skeptical groups when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines.

‘It’s Not Satanism’: Church Leaders Preach Vaccines

AP Yvonne Banda stands in front of a church congregation, all in pristine white robes, and tells them not to believe what they’ve heard about Covid-19 vaccines. “The vaccine is not linked to Satanism,” she says. The congregants, members of a Christian Apostolic church in the southern African nation of Zimbabwe, are unmoved. But when

Police Round Up Unvaccinated Pub Crawlers

TimesLIVE THE police in Zimbabwe are rounding up nightclub and pub patrons, owners and employees who fail to provide proof of their Covid-19 vaccination. The prescribed fine for “consuming beer at a licensed premises without proof of vaccination” carries a ZW$2 000 (about R150) fine. According to Statutory Instrument (SI) number 36 of Zimbabwe’s national lockdown

Schools Covid Remains Critical: Teachers

By NewsDay THE Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) yesterday said the COVID-19 situation remained bad in schools and accused government of failing to deal with the situation. Two weeks ago, several boarding schools in Mberengwa district in the Midlands province were hit by COVID-19 infections, sending students and parents into panic. PTUZ president Takavafira

2022 Census Budget Reviewed Upwards Increased By US$13 million

Felix Matasva THE budget needed to undertake 2022 Population and Housing Census was reviewed upwards by a US$13 million under the pretext of catering for Covid-19 precautionary measures during the enumeration process, NewZimbabwe.com can report. Zimbabwe conducts its census after every decade. A census is critical as it allows government and other stakeholders to plan,

Government Applauds Covid Support From Mining Companies

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has applauded the support it is getting from mining companies in the Midlands province to help fight Covid-1900 Midlands Provincial Affairs minister Larry Mavhima, speaking at the commissioning of the Kwekwe Infectious Diseases Hospital, said the partnership with local companies has paid of dividends. “Midlands province has taken huge strides towards

Zimbabwe Removed  From UK’s International Travel Red List

By Thandiwe Garusa ZIMBABWE is among  47 countries that will be removed from the United Kingdom’s travel red list next Monday, British authorities have said. This was announced by the UK’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps. The red list requires travellers to quarantine in an approved hotel at their cost for 10 full days. Only seven

Covid Vaccine Card Theft: Zim Chasing False Herd Immunity – Report

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent RAMPANT vaccination cards thefts at health facilities for sale to people not vaccinated hampering the collation of accurate Covid-19 data and information. This is resulting in the country chasing a mirage target herd immunity against the pandemic, the latest Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) report says. In its September 2021 access

An abandoned classroom in Uganda, where many teachers were left with little or no income when schools shut.

Uganda’s Schools At Risk As Teachers Find New Work During Covid

The Guardian THE last message Mary Namitala received from the private school in which she taught was in March last year, the day all schools in Uganda were ordered close due to Covid-19. The message read: “No more payments until when schools open.” “My husband and I decided to leave our rented house in town and shifted

LATEST: Bars Reopen For Fully Vaccinated Patrons Only

By Anna Chibamu CABINET Tuesday allowed bars and nightclubs to reopen their doors to only patrons fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In her weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the government had noted with concern the loss of income and employment for people in that sector. “Cabinet notes, with concern that the continued

Complacent Zimbos Forget About Covid Vaccine Amid Grave Fears Of Another Deadly Wave

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEANS’ Covid-19 vaccine uptake has sharply declined over the past week, according to official weekly figures. This has prompted fears of yet another devastating fourth wave. A fortnight ago, President Emmerson Mnangagwa reopened the economy and eased the national lockdown from level four to level two, extending business hours and allowing intercity