WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine

BBC THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has granted emergency approval for the Covid vaccine made by Chinese company Sinopharm. It is the first vaccine developed by a non-Western country to get WHO backing. The vaccine has already been given to millions of people in China and elsewhere. The WHO had previously only approved the vaccines

Why Some African States Have Vaccine Leftover Doses

BBC DESPITE many African countries struggling to obtain enough Covid-19 vaccines, some have thousands of expired doses they have been unable to use. Which countries have unused vaccines? Malawi has been left with 16,400 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, while South Sudan has 59,000 – all now past their expiry date, 13 April. Both countries

Taungana Ndoro

Ministry Attributes Decline In ZIMSEC Pass Rate To Covid-19 Lockdown

By Stephen Tsamba THE Education Ministry has attributed the 6.8% pass rate decline in Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Ordinary Level results to the devastating effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Spokesperson in the ministry, Taungana Ndoro told Wednesday the pandemic induced lockdown had seen a significant decline in the Ordinary Level pass rate

Refugee Arrivals Heighten Covid-19 Fears At Tongogara Camp

The East African ZIMBABWE continued to record a steady influx of refugees from across Africa despite the closure of borders for the past one year due to the outbreak of Covid-19, according to new figures from the UN Refugee Agency. The 236 new arrivals at the Tongogara Refugee Camp recorded from February 2021 to date

UZ Readies Zumbani Ointment, Capsules, Tea For Commercial Sales

By James Muonwa THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ), which has been leading research and innovation on Zumbani (Lippia Javanica), is on the brink of putting three products made from the locally available medicinal herb on shop shelves. Obert Jiri, a professor at the UZ research and innovation directorate told, Zumbani products that have proven

Passion Java

Police Warn Passion Java To Observe Covid-19 Regulations During His ‘Meet And Greet’ Tours

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POLICE have issued a stern warning to public figures to observe Covid-19 guidelines following self-proclaimed Prophet Passion Java’s ‘meet and greet tour’ in several towns where coronavirus restrictions were ignored. This comes after videos circulated on social media showing hundreds of Java’s fans in towns along the Harare-Bulawayo highway mobbing around his

Lifesaving Oxygen Aid Arrives In India As Death Toll Hits New Record

AFP Mumbai: More emergency medical aid from foreign donors to alleviate a dire oxygen shortage arrived in India on Sunday, as COVID-19 deaths in the South Asian nation rose to a new record. India is setting almost daily records for new infections and deaths as the virus crisis engulfs overstretched hospitals in cities and spreads

Australia Now Makes It Illegal For Citizens To Return From Covid Hit India

BBC Australian citizens returning home from India could face up to five years in jail and fines after the government made the journey temporarily illegal. The health ministry said the ruling had been made “based on the proportion of people in quarantine who have acquired a Covid-19 infection in India”. Earlier this week, Australia banned

Zimbabwe’s Private Sector Launches Own Vaccination Programme

Xinhua Zimbabwe’s private sector has joined the government’s efforts in vaccinating the nation against COVID-19 through procurement of vaccines for its members. The program, led by one of the country’s largest health care insurers, Cimas, was launched by deputy health minister John Mangwiro on Thursday. The private sector-led initiative will complement the government’s national vaccination

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Govt Set To Approve Zumbani Herbal For Covid Treatment

By Robert Tapfumaneyi CABINET Tuesday approved the pharmaceutical manufacturing strategy which is expected to, among other things, test the efficacy of the much-talked-about Zumbani traditional herb for treating Covid-19. This was announced by government ministers during the post-Cabinet press briefing. “What we have done is to embrace what we call the triple model. What it

Global Aid Arrives In India To Combat Deadly Covid Crisis

BBC INTERNATIONAL aid has been arriving in India and a number of countries have pledged to join in the fight against Covid, as the country’s healthcare is system pushed to the brink of collapse by a deadly second wave. On Tuesday morning, a flight from the UK carrying vital medical supplies including ventilators landed. Six oxygen

David Ngwerume's sculpture 'Arms' encourages vaccination against Covid-19.

Set In Stone: Sculptor Hammers Home Covid-19 Messages

RFI ZIMBABWEAN sculptor David Ngwerume will tell you that his country has beautiful stones. “I’m taking advantage of that beauty to capture the world’s attention,” the 40-year-old says. David Ngwerume gestures to his garden, in a leafy Harare suburb, where his latest creations stand beneath the boughs of shady trees. “Most of these stones that

Only 6 000 Take Covid Vaccination In Mash West, Social Media Blamed

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AS OF last week, only a total of 6 000 people had received Covid-19 vaccine jabs across Mashonaland West province which has an estimated population of 1.5 million people. This was revealed by the provincial medical director, Gift Masoja who said the low uptake of the vaccines could be

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82 Covid Patients Dead In Iraq After Hospital Fire

BBC AT LEAST 82 people have been killed in a fire at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in the capital of Iraq, Baghdad. More than 100 others were injured in the blaze, which erupted at the Ibn Khatib hospital on Saturday night. Reports say an accident had caused an oxygen tank to explode, sparking the

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Mnangagwa Angered By Covid Vaccination Snub In His Midlands Province

By Staff Reporter MIDLANDS, according to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is among the country’s provinces that have registered a very low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine. The exercise started in February, but Mnangagwa who hails from Midlands, expressed dissatisfaction that his fellow homeboys and girls were unwilling to take the jab. He was speaking in Kwekwe