Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

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

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

Industry Minister Sekai Nzenza

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

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

President Mnangagwa

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

Covid Hits Hard NAC’s Aids Levy Collection, Operations

By Robert Tapfumaneyi NATIONAL Aids Council (NAC) said its operations were severely hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic as its main source of revenue, the Aids Levy, comes from the tax base. However, revenue from this cash cow was has depleted significantly after a majority of employees lost their jobs last year and in 2021 due

VP Chiwenga

Govt Seeks Herd Immunity By Year End – Chiwenga

Staff Reporter VICE President and health minister Constantino Chiwenga has said that the country was seeking to achieve 60 percent herd immunity from Covid-19 by end of the year. Chiwenga said the country was targeting vaccinating 10 million citizens. The country started its inoculation process with vaccination on frontline staff using the Chinese Sinopharm and

Covid Locks Down Therapy Support For Trafficking Survivors

IPS BEFORE Zimbabwe imposed lockdown measures last March as part of global efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Grace Mashingaidze* would attend workshops in Harare arranged by a nongovernmental organisation assisting trafficked women who had safely made it back home. A survivor of trafficking, the 27-year-old Mashingaidze told IPS she joined a group of other

Bulawayo Records Increase In Active Covid-19 Cases

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO has recorded a sharp increase in Covid-19 active cases since the relaxation of lockdown restrictions by government in March this year. Speaking at the Bulawayo Metropolitan inter-ministerial Covid-19 taskforce meeting Tuesday, Bulawayo Metropolitan Provincial Development Coordinator Paul Nyoni said the province currently has 133 active Covid-19 cases. “The number of current

Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube

Covid-19 Stalls Bulawayo’s US$150 Million Solid Waste Project

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Covid-19 pandemic has stalled work on Bulawayo’s US$150 million solid waste -to-energy project which is being developed by United Kingdom based Pragma Leaf Consulting Zimbabwe. The government has already granted the project national status. The project, which will, among other things, convert council waste to biodiesel, electricity and biogas, is expected

Minister Cain Mathema

Mathema Threatens Sanctions Against Schools Violating Covid-19 Protocols

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EDUCATION Minister Cain Mathema has warned drastic measures will be taken against Zimbabwean school authorities who fail to disclose possible risks or do not comply with government directives aimed at managing Covid-19 situations at any local school. This comes after several local schools have been recording numerous cases of Covid-19 among students.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zim Intensifies Covid-19 Fight: Mnangagwa

Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country has made strides in it fight against Covid-19 as he thanked China, Russia and India for rendering support in the exercise. Just like every world country, Zimbabwe battles the pandemic that has claimed over a thousand citizens from a cumulative near 40 000 confirmed cases. The pandemic