Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Shock as Zim Covid-19 cases accelerate to 132

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S confirmed coronavirus cases have accelerated to a shock 132 with 76 new cases recorded in Beitbridge, Masvingo and Harare. This was announced Wednesday by Information ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana. The cases were 56 on Tuesday. The steep climb in new cases comes just after the country opened its borders to

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zim Covid-19 cases surge to 63

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 63 after seven returnees under quarantine in Beitbridge tested positive for the pandemic. This was revealed by the Ministry of Health in its regular update of Covid-19 cases in the country. Said the ministry, “Seven (7) new cases tested positive for Covid-19 today. These are

Covid-19: Council health boss urges preparation for worst-case scenario

By Staff Reporter Mutare: A local health expert has warned residents to remain on their guard despite the recent easing of the country’s lockdown to phase 2, saying the current winter period demanded more vigilance against a possible heightened spread of Covid-19. City of Mutare Health Services director, Anthony Mutara said residents should know that

Zimbabwean hotels and lodges to open as ‘luxury’ quarantine centres

TimesLive With Zimbabwe’s tourism industry reeling from Covid-19 lockdown losses, hotels and lodges have been permitted to open as luxury quarantine centres. Announcing the decision on Sunday, health minister Obadiah Moyo said “guests” would be closely monitored and tested every eight days for Covid-19. The ministry of health and childcare, which liaised with the ministry

Vic Falls Lodge Turned Into Quarantine Centre For Affluent Returning Citizens

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Matabeleland North Covid-19 Taskforce has turned Phezulu Lodge in Victoria Falls town into an alternative quarantine centre for returning citizens who do not want to be accommodated at Mosi-oa-Tunya High School. This comes amid concerns by some returnees over unfavourable living conditions including food shortages at the provincial centre. The taskforce

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Covid-19: Zimbabwe Confirmed Cases Rise To 56

By Staff Reporter THREE Malawians who were intercepted at the Beitbridge border post after illegally entering into Zimbabwe from South Africa, are part of two ‘Zimbabweans’ who tested positive to Covid-19 Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 56. The Health Ministry confirmed in its daily Covid-19 update. “Five cases tested positive for Covid-19

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 Cases Shoot To 51

By Staff Reporter THE number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe has risen to 51 after three people tested positive this Thursday, the ministry of health confirmed. On Wednesday the cases were at 48 after two people tested positive on the day. “Three cases tested positive today (Thursday). Two cases are returnees from Botswana who

Two-day-old baby dies of Coronavirus in South Africa

BBC A two-day-old baby has died with coronavirus in South Africa – one of the world’s youngest victims of the virus. The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child subsequently tested positive, the health minister said. The baby was born prematurely and needed help with breathing, he added. The country’s death toll now

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Covid-19 Cases Rise To 48 – Health Ministry

By Staff Reporter COVID-19 cases continue to rise with two more cases reported Wednesday by the Ministry of Health to bring the total to 48. “As at 20 May 2020, Zimbabwe had 48 confirmed cases, including 18 recoveries and four deaths,” the Health Ministry said in Covid-19 daily update. “Two cases tested positive for Covid-19 today

Nine Malawians Test COVID-19 Positive In Beitbridge

By Staff Reporter/Agencies A TOTAL of nine Malawians who were intercepted along with 32 others after illegally crossing the border from South Africa into Zimbabwe have tested positive for COVID-19 in Beitbridge. The Director of Social Welfare in the Ministry of Social Welfare, Totamirepi Tirivavi confirmed. They have been put on isolation at the National

14 Malawians Under Quarantine In Masvingo Go On Hunger Strike, Demand Immediate Release

By Tonderai Saharo  Masvingo: A total of 14 Malawians under quarantine at Masvingo Teachers’ College have gone on hunger strike, arguing the Zimbabwean government had no authority to detain them there. The foreigners are part of 406 people quarantined in Masvingo province after coming from neighbouring countries. However, insiders at the quarantine centre said the

Zim Covid-19 cases rise to 46 as two more returnees test positive

By Costa Nkomo ZIMBABWE’S confirmed Covid-19 cases have risen to 46 as two more returnees, one who arrived from the United Kingdom and one truck driver from Zambia, tested positive to the virus. “Both cases are stable and in self isolation in Harare,” reported the Health Ministry in its regular updates on the Covid-19 situation

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zim Covid-19 cases now 44

Xinhua Zimbabwe recorded two new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing to 44 the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country. The Ministry of Health and Child Care said Sunday that the two cases are both female residents of Harare who returned from the United Kingdom on May 4, 2020. Recoveries have increased to

Zim Covid-19 cases rise to 44 as two more returnees test positive

By Costa Nkomo ZIMBABWE’S Covid-19 cases have risen to 44 as two more returnees who arrived from the United Kingdom recently, tested positive to the world pandemic, the Health Ministry confirmed Saturday. Authorities also reported that the two Covid-19 cases recorded in their last update as from Mashonaland West province were in fact those of

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa extends Covid-19 lockdown indefinitely

By Leopold Munhende PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended the country’s lockdown period indefinitely with his government now set to assess the country’s Covid-19 situation at two week intervals. In an address to the nation from State House Saturday, Mnangagwa announced the country will remain under Level 2 lockdown as efforts were being made to increase

Zim Covid-19 cases jump to 42

By Paidashe Mandivengerei FOUR more people have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Zimbabwe to 42. Two of the patients recently travelled from South Africa while the travel history of the other two cases has not been provided. In its daily update on the coronavirus situation in the country,

Lill Sandie Mudzivare

UK based Zim nurse succumbs to coronavirus

By Staff Reporter A United Kingdom based nurse who was employed in the National Health Service has succumbed to coronavirus. The sad passing of Lill Sandie Mudzivare was announced by friends and relatives on Facebook. “I come in tears as I announce the sudden death of my cousin and friend Lill Sandie Mudzivare who succumbed

Late Nothando Mafu

UK based Zimbabwean woman dies of coronavirus

By Staff Reporter A United Kingdom based Zimbabwean woman has died of coronavirus with popular radio personality Ezra Tshisa Sibanda pouring out on how her family has been tormented by death. Nothando Mafu, died in the UK on Monday, becoming another sad statistic to a surging number of Zimbabweans who have succumbed to the dreaded

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Chegutu Man Tests COVID-19 Positive As Cases Rise To 36

By Staff Reporter A CHEGUTU man aged 30 tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday during screening at his workplace, Health Ministry Secretary, Agnes Mahomva confirmed in her daily coronavirus update released Sunday. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 36, including five recoveries and four deaths. “Case #36 reported yesterday (Saturday) is a 30-year-old