Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Vice President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga

Chinhoyi High closed after 57 students test positive for Covid-19

Herald The Ministry of Health and Child Care has with immediate effect closed Chinhoyi High School to non-examination day scholars, while Covid-19 positive and negative candidates will write examinations in separate rooms after 57 students tested positive on Monday. While the school has been cordoned off to outside learners, examination candidates will be allowed to

Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu

Covid-19: Govt to intensify enforcement of lockdown measures

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT is set to intensify enforcement on the country’s lockdown measures after cases of Covid-19 have surged in the recent past. This was announced at a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare Tuesday by the acting chairperson Tourism Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu. Ndlovu reiterated the country’s lockdown and curfew measures still existed adding

Govt Launches Home-Based Covid-19 Testing Study To Identify Hotspots

Xinhua  THE Zimbabwe government on Sunday set to roll out a nationwide community-based COVID-19 testing study which will pinpoint and inform the deployment of tailor-made responses for specified communities. This would be done as part of a number of measures to respond to a possible second wave of the pandemic, as the country has been

Covid-19 Affected John Tallach School Turned Into Quarantine Centre

By Matabeleland North Correspondent  NTABAZINDUNA: The government has turned John Tallach High School in Matabeleland North province into an official quarantine and isolation centre following an outbreak of coronavirus where more than 100 learners including teachers tested positive. The school’s quarantine centre has a carrying capacity of 685 people. A total of 118 pupils who

Norton MP Temba Mliswa

MPs Push For Schools Closure As Covid-19 Rise

By Anna Chibamu LAWMAKERS have demanded immediate closure of schools to avoid the further spread of Covid-19 after some learning institutions in Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Midlands provinces recorded more than 100 new cases in recent days. Schools opened for examination classes on 28 September 2020 and for non-exam classes last week. However, this week,

Nurses Called In As 100 Pupils Test Covid-19 Positive

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Ntabazinduna: Health officials have sent nurses to be stationed at John Tallach Secondary School after the number of learners who tested Covid-19 positive rose to 100. Acting Matabeleland North provincial medical director Munekai Padingani confirmed the development. He said they were initially called to test five pupils and the results were

Health Minister and VP Chiwenga

Locals have abandoned Covid-19 preventive measures – Chiwenga

By Bulawayo Correspondent HEALTH Minister and State Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga has expressed concern over the increase in the number of people who no longer practice World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended Covid-19 preventive measures. Speaking at the launch of the Health Expo and Covid-19 pandemic awareness cycling campaign in Bulawayo’s Makokoba high density suburb Friday,

Dynamos Marketing and Communications Manager Yvonne Mangunda

Dynamos announce one positive result after Covid-19 tests

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos have revealed that one individual tested positive for Covid-19 following tests conducted on their players and staff on Monday in preparation for the scheduled resumption of domestic football. First team players, technical staff, security and members of the secretariat took the tests at the National Sports Stadium. DeMbare officials

Five Masvingo Family Members Test Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter FIVE family members in Masvingo Town have tested Covid-19 positive. Information ministry spokesperson, Nick Mangwana confirmed this Saturday morning. “A family of five tested Covid 19 positive in Rujeko high-density area. These include the father who works at Flamboyant hotel, the mother who works in an operating theatre at Masvingo general hospital,

653 Health Workers Infected With Covid-19

Xinhua A TOTAL of 653 healthcare workers have been infected with the coronavirus since the Covid-19 pandemic was first started in Zimbabwe in March, but all of them have now recovered, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said. “Cabinet reiterates the need for the public not to lose vigilance through complacency,” state-run Herald newspaper, in its

Larry Mavima

Midlands Minister Larry Mavima Tests Covid-19 Positive

Agencies THE Midlands provincial Minister Senator Larry Mavima has gone into self-isolation after testing Covid-19 positive. Mavima confirmed the development to state media Monday morning adding he was saying in self-isolating at his home. Mavima who is also the Midlands provincial Covid-19 taskforce chairperson said he was out of danger. “I can confirm that I

Zimbabwe: 150 Cement Workers Confined To Plant Over Covid-19 Fears

Anadolu AT LEAST 150 workers at a Chinese company in Zimbabwe have not seen their families for five months after their employer forced them to remain at their plant out of fear that they would spread the coronavirus if they returned home, Zimbabwean local media reported Thursday. Officials at Diamond Cement, located near Kwekwe, a

Regis Chakabva

Two Zimbabwe Cricket Players Test Covid-19 Positive

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) has revealed that two national team players Regis Chakabva and Timycen Maruma were omitted from the side which left for Pakistan early this week after testing positive for coronavirus following tests done by the local cricket body ahead of the tour. The duo was part of the 20-man squad

President Mnangagwa with his vice presidents, Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi receiving Covid-19 donations from ambassadors of South Korea and India

Complacency Will Lead To Covid-Resurgence In Zimbabwe – WHO

By Idah Mhetu  THE WORLD Health Organisation representative to Zimbabwe Alex Gasasira has urged Zimbabweans to comply with Covid-19 preventive measures in order to avoid a resurgence in the pandemic. Addressing the media after a donation ceremony by the South Korean and Indian embassies at State House, Gasasira said a resurgence in Covid-19 cases had

Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops

Zim Catholic Bishops Encourage Return To Mass

Catholic News Agency IN A statement announcing directives to guide the expansion of public worship in Zimbabwe, the nation’s bishops encouraged the people of God to attend Mass. “We now discourage live-streaming of Holy Masses and other relevant pastoral programmes except for the spiritual nourishment of the faithful who may be physically impeded in attending

Oskido’s father dies from Covid-19

By Mbekezeli Ncube MOVEMENT for Democratic Change (MDC) founding member and former Pumula Luveve Member of Parliament, Esaph Mdlongwa has died. Mdlongwa, who is also father to popular South African based musician, Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa died at the age of 73 at a Bulawayo private hospital after succumbing to Covid-19 Oscar confirmed the tragic loss

Kuda Mahachi

Kuda Mahachi tests positive for Covid-19

By Sports Reporter SOUTH Africa-based Warriors’ player Kuda Mahachi has become the first high profile Zimbabwean sportsman to test positive for Covid-19. The 27-year-old winger who plays for SuperSport was excluded from the squad which played in the goalless against Malawi on Sunday afternoon after testing positive for the novel virus. Mahachi was earmarked to

Progress Against Covid-19 Brings Complacency in Zimbabwe

AP WITH Zimbabwe’s coronavirus infections on the decline, schools are reopening, along with churches, bars, restaurants, airports and tourist attractions. Strict lockdowns designed to curb the disease are being replaced by a return to relatively normal life. The threat has eased so much that many people see no need to be cautious. With his face

Hand Washing Stations Help Residents In Covid-19 Fight

Development and Cooperation ZIMBABWE is facing a water crisis, due to poor infrastructure and the impacts of climate change. That makes it harder to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus as people do not have enough clean water to wash their hands. Thanks to non-governmental activists, hand-washing stations are available in Mbare, a densely