Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Vic Falls Reopened To Vaccinated Tourists

Xinhua ZIMBABWE has reopened the Victoria Falls land border with Zambia for fully vaccinated tourists to allow the smooth flow of tourists between the two neighboring countries. The development follows the successful rollout of a vaccination program that has seen more than 60 percent of residents in the border town of Victoria Falls being vaccinated.

Govt Gives NRZ Nod To Vaccinate Workers

By Bulawayo Correspondent AT LEAST 11 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees have succumbed to Covid-19 while 157 workers have been infected. NRZ public relations manager Nyasha Maravanyika said the majority of cases were recorded during the current third wave. “Covid-19 has affected the NRZ adversely with 157 confirmed cases resulting in 11 deaths. The

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Chegutu Town Clerk Dies Of Covid-19

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent CHEGUTU Municipality town clerk, Alex Mandigo has succumbed to Covid-19 complications. A lawyer by profession, he was 57. Mandigo, who was on suspension since 9 March this year, died Thursday at a Harare hospital after battling the respiratory ailment. Chegutu Municipality public relations officer, Brian Nkiwane confirmed Mandigo’s death.

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Misconceptions on Kunatira (Steaming)

By Dr. Fanuel Mamvura As the term implies this is just inhalation of steam. It steamed out of a poor understanding of how the Covid virus enters the human body. Science literature informed us that the Covid-19 Virus is weakened or destroyed by temperatures above 60 degrees. This is the same temperature you are expected

Covid-19 Claims Agric Deputy Min Haritatos’ Mother

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AGRICULTURE deputy minister, Vangelis Haritatos’ mother, Angela, has died of Covid-19 related complications. According to sources, she passed on Wednesday after spending weeks hospitalised on life support. This means the family has once again been plunged into mourning just over a fortnight after burial of her husband Peter, who

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Top Doctor Comes Up With “Must-Have Covid Cocktail To Reduce Severe Illness

By Thandiwe Garusa As the Health Ministry is overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients requiring admission in public health and private hospitals, a leading medical practitioner F Mamvura has come up with a proposal termed The CovidCocktail  which he says helps to prevent severe illness and help a patient to recover without hospitalisation. According to Mamvura, the

Intersex Community Struggles To Access Covid Vaccines

By Kenneth Matimaire INTERSEX persons in the country have alleged they are being discriminated against in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme. Inquiries by revealed that the major challenge faced with the intersex community towards vaccination borders around identification documents. A national identity document (ID), driver’s license or valid passport are required for one to

Decentralise Covid-19 information: Media Pleads With Govt

By Kenneth Matimaire MEDIA practitioners in Zimbabwe have pleaded with government to decentralise coronavirus data and information in order to improve access and dissemination of information on the virus. The appeal was made by journalists from various media houses following a nationwide consultation process. The exercise is being spearheaded by a consortium of media-based institutions

Thousands Set To Benefit From Seedco Vaccination Initiative

By Anna Chibamu SEED Co Zimbabwe Limited (Seed Co) has launched an ambitious vaccination initiative which is set to benefit thousands of people as the company seeks to complement government’s efforts to contain the rampaging Covid-19 pandemic. The programme was launched in Harare Monday. Seed Co managing director Edworks Mhandu told the media during the

Covid Hits Bulawayo Sewer Teams 

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council sewer task teams have been hit by the Covid-19 virus, a development resulting in the disruption of essential service delivery in the second capital. The city’s town clerk Christopher Dube confirmed several members of sewer task teams have been forced quarantine after being exposed to the pandemic. The

File Image: Finance Minister Ncube inspecting the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines

Govt Exhausts US$100m Facility For Covid Jabs

By Costa Nkomo THE government has nearly exhausted the US$100 million facility for the Covid-19 vaccines after purchasing 12 million Chinese made doses enough to inoculate six million people. The government has announced an ambitious target of inoculating 10 million people by December and achieve national herd immunity. The complete vaccination of an individual requires

Covid Jabs: Mangwana Rebukes “Ridiculous Glory Seeking” Hwende 

By Costa Nkomo GOVERNMENT Saturday rebuked as “ridiculous” claims by MDC Alliance party secretary-general Chalton Hwende that huge turnout experienced at the health centres of citizens seeking Covid-19 jabs was due to the opposition party’s campaign. Covid-19 national vaccination programme started in February this year with a very low uptake as people were skeptical of

Covid: Chief Mahlathini Heir Apparent Dies

By Matabeleland North Correspondent TSHOLOTSHO: The heir apparent to Chief Mahlathini chieftaincy in Tsholotsho, Jabulani Jiyane has succumbed to Covid-19. Jiyane, whose age could not be ascertained, was acting chief following the death of his father in 2018. Chief Mahlathini’s area borders with Chief Gampu on the southern side and Chief Deli of Nyamandlovu, in the

Zapu Founding Member Succumbs To Covid

By Bulawayo Correspondent ONE of Zapu’s founding members, Theresia Thaka (75) has died. Thaka who was in charge of Women Affairs and the Organising and Mobilisation Department in the opposition party died from Covid-19 related complications Thursday. Zapu spokesperson Iphithule Maphosa confirmed the death of Thaka adding she was one of the party’s most senior

Unvaccinated TelOne Workers On Forced Leave, Covid Allowances Scrapped

By Anna Chibamu STATE-OWNED telecommunications operator, TelOne, has advised all employees not vaccinated against Covid-19 to take leave to reduce their exposing other workers to the global pandemic. The company said 60% of staff had been vaccinated, but acknowledged the risk of those not inoculated. “TelOne acknowledges the seriousness of the Covid-19 situation in the country

Covid: Twitter Messages Reveal Gwanda Deadly Hit

Daily Maverick THE third wave of Covid-19 is upon us, and social media in Zimbabwe is was with death messages and condolence messages. Our small town of Gwanda seems to be particularly hard hit by the third wave of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health says that for every 100 people tested for Covid-19 in Gwanda,


Covid-19 Vaccine Now Available In Private Clinics

By Mary Taruvinga GOVERNMENT is allocating Covid-19 vaccines to private clinics and hospitals, mainly targeting hotspot areas, Health ministry permanent secretary Jasper Chimedza announced Tuesday. The vaccines will be available at a price not exceeding $434,34. This comes at a time, the government is targeting vaccinating a million people during the period of the extended

Hwange Residents Defy Covid Regulations

Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE Town residents are gallivanting and partying, especially at informal beer drinking outlets commonly known as shebeens, in defiance of Covid 19 regulations. This is despite warnings by health authorities against such practices as cases and deaths continue to rise on a daily basis. Known high profile people in the coal mining