Netherlands And Dubai Ban Travellers From SA Due To Covid Variant

TimesLive Many countries continue to bar travellers from SA, as they implement renewed lockdowns and travel restrictions due to new coronavirus variants. On Wednesday, the Netherlands announced new travel measures that will be implemented to control new Covid-19 variants. Among the travel restrictions, the country has barred passenger flights from SA, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo

Kwekwe Mayor Angeline Kasipo

Covid-19: Mayor Urges Vigilance Among Kwekwe Residents

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE mayor Angeline Kasipo has called on residents to “up their game” after the Midlands city has witnessed Covid-19 cases surge to 179, coupled with 16 related deaths recorded so far. Addressing a press conference Friday, Kasipo said Kwekwe has not been spared from the deadly virus. “Some sources have recently labelled

South Africa took part in human trials for vaccines but has not yet started vaccinating people

Africa’s long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine

BBC Africa will have to wait “weeks if not months” before receiving Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, according to various officials working towards getting doses for the continent. Close to 900 million doses have been secured so far through various initiatives, enough to inoculate about 30% of the continent’s 1.3 billion people


SA Covid-19 variant found in four African countries

BBC Botswana, Zambia, The Gambia and Kenya have detected a variant of the Covid-19 virus that was first identified in South Africa last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. The WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, attributed the spread to the movement of people across the continent. “It may also be that

Now late...Aeneas Chigwedere

Ex-Minister Chigwedere Dies From Covid-19

By Staff Reporter FORMER Education Minister and ex-Mashonaland East governor Aeneas Chigwedere has died from Covid-19. The death of the renowned historian was confirmed this Friday by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Deputy Minister David Musabayana. He was born 25 November 1939. The late former minister was a historian, educationist, and traditional leader. He served

Mutare City Introduces Free Covid Testing For Residents

By Staff Reporter THE City of Mutare has started rolling out free Covid 19 testing sites in the city as Covid 19 cases continue surging in the country. Mutare becomes the second local authority in the country to roll out such a facility after Gweru. The programme, which will be the first of its kind

Late minister Jackson Mthembu

South African Minister Dies Of Covid-19

SABC Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed on earlier on Thursday . The Presidency has sent condolences to his family. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” says the Presidency in a statement. Minister Mthembu has been described as an exemplary leader, an activist, and a life-long champion

Free Covid-19 Testing For Gweru Residents

By Staff Reporter THE Gweru City Council (GCC) has rolled out free Covid-19 testing as part of efforts to control the contagion among residents. This comes amid exorbitant fees of up to US$65 being demanded per head by national health centres licensed to conduct the crucial tests among locals. In a statement Wednesday, the Gweru

Bulawayo Rapid Response Teams Overwhelmed By Renewed Surge In Covid-19 Infections

By Bulawayo Correspondent COVID-19 Rapid Response Teams in Bulawayo are increasingly becoming overwhelmed by the continued surge in cases of the pandemic, authorities have said. Bulawayo, the second biggest Covid-19 hotspot, has seen a cumulative 3 550 recorded cases since the first case was confirmed in the country last March. As of the last government

Fadzai Mahere

Fadzai Mahere Tests Positive For Covid-19

By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has revealed testing positive for Covid-19. In a message on her Facebook, Mahere attributes her medical condition to her recent detention at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison. In her own words: By Fadzai Mahere Despite having been in an “isolation cell” and the “quarantine section” at Chikurubi Maximum

52 More Country Covid Deaths Recorded In 24 Hours

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT says 52 more people have died of Covid-19 in just a single day, signalling the dreaded disease was not subsiding any time yet. According to the latest Covid-19 update by authorities, there were 783 new cases recorded in one day. Of these, Harare continues to dominate the infection rate, accounting for

Pastor Pinias Sibanda

Prominent Cleric Suffers Covid-19 Death While Preparing To Bury Mum

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: A renowned pastor of the Shepherd Bushiri led Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in the resort city died on Sunday night from Covid-19 related complications, hours before a planned burial for his mother who died from a different ailment last Wednesday. Pastor Pinias Sibanda (41) was the head pastor

Ex-Chiredzi North Zanu PF MP Ndava Dies After Testing Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter THE former Zanu PF Chiredzi North MP, Ronald Ndava has died at Chiredzi hospital from Covid-19 related complications. At the time of his death, he was the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial information secretary. Ndava’s death was confirmed by the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chair, Ezra Chadzamira, who is also minister for Masvingo

Andrew Hleza (left) in court with Christopher Mabureni

Two Zimbabweans Arrested In Namibia For Printing Fake Covid-19 Results

By Staff Reporter TWO Zimbabwean nationals were last Wednesday denied bail at the magistrates’ courts following their arrest a few days ago on charges of printing fake Covid-19 negative results for truck drivers. Andrew Hleza (45) and Christopher Mabureni (28) were arrested in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi region where they operate a printing shop. They were

ZINATHA Warns Of Fake, Harmful Covid-19 Herbs

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (ZINATHA) has cautioned the public not to buy, from the streets and other undesignated areas, traditional medicines sold by unregistered and “ignorant” herbal traders. The warning comes amid growing reports that a high number of Zimbabweans has resorted to using traditional remedies for Covid-19 treatment and

The late Frenado Ruwizhi

Zanu PF Mash Central Youth Chair Succumbs To Covid-19

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF Mashonaland Central youth chairperson Frenado Ruwizhi Friday succumbed to Covid-19, the ruling party has confirmed. Acting youth league national secretary Tendai Chirau confirmed Ruwizhi’s death on Twitter. “Cdes, I have just received shocking news of the death of Cde Ruwizhi our Zanu PF Youth League provincial chairman for Mashonaland Central.