Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

ICT Minister Jenfan Muswere

TelOne, NetOne Inject $10m To Fight Covid-19

By Bulawayo Correspondent TELONE and NetOne have availed $10 million towards the capacitation of public health facilities in the fight against Covid-19. Speaking during the hand-over of a refurbished ward at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo Monday, ICT Minister Jenfan Muswere implored other corporates to assist the government in mobilising resources towards the mitigation and containment of

MP Perseverance Zhou

Kwekwe Proportional Representation MP tests positive for Covid-19

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE Proportional Representation MP Perseverance Zhou has tested positive for Covid-19. The Zanu PF lawmaker is currently self-isolating at her home in Ruwa. “When I was tested three weeks ago in parliament, I tested negative and I was all ok,” Zhou told She however said her health status deteriorated last week

Hotels-Cum-Quarantine Centres Ignore Covid-19 Rules – ZCTU

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says a recent assessment it carried out showed most hotels granted permission to operate as Covid-19 isolation centres did not have adequate protective systems thereby exposing employees to the virus. Speaking to Sunday, the ZCTU head of the organising department, Michael Kandukutu said evaluations conducted in

Covid-19 Fears Ease At UB Hospitals As More Patients Are Admitted

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE number of patients who are being admitted at the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) continues to rise as fears that the public medical facility was a Covid-19 hotspot eased. The hospital was once designated as a Covid-19 centre only as cases of the pandemic spread in the country’s second capital city. As

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Zim relaxes Covid-19 regulations for returnees

Xinhua The Zimbabwe government has relaxed COVID-19 regulations on inbound human traffic, with those testing negative 48 hours before their return being allowed to self-quarantine at home. The new measures, which became effective last Friday, also allow those without certificates to go home if they test negative at quarantine centers, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said.

UK Varsities In Project To Help Covid-19 Fight In Zimbabwe

Mirage News DISPLACED people living in temporary settlements in Zimbabwe are to get help to protect themselves against Covid-19 in a new project led by education and sociology experts at the University of Nottingham. It’s estimated that over 52,000 people in Zimbabwe1 are living as displaced persons in informal communities. Some of these people are former

Health Minister and VP Constantino Chiwenga

Zim launches Covid-19 information booths to raise public awareness

Xinhua Zimbabwe on Thursday launched the COVID-19 information booths project aimed at increasing public awareness on the pandemic. The project is a collaboration of the University of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe College of Pathology and private firm Bullion Healthcare Private Limited. Zimbabwean deputy minister of health John Mangwiro launched the project in Harare’s sprawling suburb of

Minisetr Muchinguri-Kashiri

Zimbabwe hit by shortage of Covid-19 test kits

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A CABINET minister says the country is facing serious shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and has put up plans to source loads of the crucial material locally. This was revealed by Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri during a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday. Muchinguri-Kashiri also chairs the Ad Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force

Hopewell Chin'ono

Chin’ono develops Covid-19 symptoms, shuffled into cell with 30 inmates

By Costa Nkomo JAILED journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has reportedly developed Covid-19 symptoms. This was revealed by his lawyers after the freelance scribe was examined by a private doctor Monday when he fell ill at Chikurubi Maximum Prison where he awaits trial for inciting public violence. Chin’ono has been unwell since Sunday and was hastily attended

Covid-19 Fuels Mental Health Crisis In Zimbabwe

Anadolu News Agency  In Zimbabwe, there is a creeping fear that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will go beyond its physical and economic toll. The country’s healthcare system is at a point where mental health remains a matter of secondary importance – precisely why experts can hear the ticking of a time bomb amid

Quarantine Centres Close In Mat North As Few Citizens Return

By Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS: Matabeleland North has recorded a significant decrease in the number of citizens being quarantined at various centres on return into the country, with only 37 currently under quarantine. At some stage, the province had close to 300 returnees on a single day at its six quarantine centres. From centres,

Defiant Apostolic Sects Skirt Lockdown Rules, Fuel Covid-19 Spread

Anadolu Agency He is confined indoors, with his four wives and 17 children plagued by coronavirus symptoms. Yet Tongai Muhacha has not ceased conducting church services with members of his flock at his home after police dispersed them last month from their usual worship site in the bush. Muhacha, 57, who lives on the outskirts

Harare Records Over 100 Covid-19 Deaths As Total Fatalities Rise To 179

By Staff Reporter HARARE has recorded 103 Covid-19 deaths, bringing the total number of national fatalities to 179, the Health Ministry reported Wednesday. A total of 55 new infections and 13 deaths were recorded on Wednesday. The ministry said 10 deaths were recorded in Harare, one in Mashonaland East and two in Matabeleland South. Of

Covid-19 Cases Shoot To Over 6 000 With 155 Deaths Recorded

By Staff Reporter THE confirmed cases for Covid-19 in Zimbabwe Monday rose to 6 070 including 155 deaths and 4 950 recoveries, the Health Ministry confirmed. This is after 140 new cases were recorded Monday. Of these new cases, 134 were local transmissions, five returning residents from Botswana whilst one was from South Africa. Active

Parirenyatwa specialist doctors down tools citing Covid-19 fears

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SENIOR resident medical professionals at Parirenyatwa Hospital have resolved to stop offering their services with immediate effect after a number of their colleagues in the profession tested positive for coronavirus. The professionals include obstetrics and gynaecologists. They have since recommended that the hospital’s Mbuya Nehanda Maternity wing be disinfected as a matter

Oliver Matava

Nurses watched Kariba Waves coach die of suspected Covid-19

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent NOMADIC Kariba Waves gaffer, Oliver Matava (42), passed away Tuesday in the resort town due to suspected Covid-19. According to the deceased’s elder brother, Owen Matava, the charismatic sports personality had not been feeling well for the past few days and had undergone Covid-19 tests. “He got tested for

Zimbabwe reports six new Covid-19 deaths, toll now at 141

Xinhua Zimbabwe reported six more coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday, raising the country’s death toll to 141. All the six deaths occured in the capital, Harare. The Ministry of Health and Child Care on Wednesday morning reported 70 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the country’s total to 5,378. Sixty-seven of the new cases are local infections

Zim registers record daily Covid-19 recoveries amid surge in cases

Xinhua Zimbabwe recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the country’s total to 5,308, while a record 1,756 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, raising the total recoveries to 3,848. Of the 47 new cases, 42 were caused by local transmission, while five are returning citizens from South Africa. Meanwhile,