Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Late Perrance Shiri

Mnangagwa Confirms Shiri Died of Covid-19, Family Suspects Food Poisoning

Staff Reporter AGRICULTURE Minister Perrance Shiri died of Covid-19, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced. He confirmed this was while addressing mourners at the late minister’ s Borrowdale home in Harare Thursday afternoon. Shiri was 65. Shiri died Wednesday morning while being taken to a Chinese medical facility for treatment. He had been placed under self-isolation

Covid-19 Deaths Push To 40 As Confirmed Cases Total 2 817

By Staff Reporter THE Ministry of Health Tuesday reported 113 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the total cases to 2,817 and the death toll to 40 to date. Of the 113 new cases, 112 were local transmissions. There were 62 recoveries on the day. In its daily Covid-19 update, the ministry said two deaths were recorded

Covid-19 Cases Shoot To 2 704 As 192 People Test Positive Monday

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 2 704 on Monday after 192 more people tested positive to the world pandemic. There are 36 related deaths so far while 542 people have recovered from the disease. This is according to the Health Ministry’s daily update on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Of

Norman Mataruka

Ex-RBZ boss succumbs to coronavirus

By Staff Reporter FORMER Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Director of Banking Supervision and businessman Norman Mataruka has died of coronavirus amid reports he was refused admission at government’s Parirenyatwa Hospital. Former Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi also tweeted the tragic news which has also gone viral on social media. “Norman Mataruka has passed away.

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 death toll more than doubles within in a week

TimesLive It took Zimbabwe five months to reach 1,000 Covid-19 cases but within a week the country is approaching 3,000. As of Saturday, there were 2,434 confirmed cases, including 518 recoveries and 34 deaths. For the past two weeks, Zimbabwe has been registering an average of 717 cases per week. Health-care workers say they are

Minister Gwede Mantashe

SA Minister Mantashe discharged from hospital

TimesLive Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe has been discharged from hospital, according to cabinet spokesperson Ms Phumla Williams. The Minister tested positive for Covid-19 on 14 July 2020 and went into self-quarantine. On 20 July 2020, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital for further medical attention and monitoring. Though he has been

Shock as 70 Parirenyatwa Hospital staff members test positive for Covid-19

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AUTHORITIES at Parirenyatwa Hospital have revealed 70 staff medical have tested positive for Covid-19 while urging the mandatory testing of all patients for the dreaded disease before admission into the government health facility. In a statement Saturday, the hospital management said it believed the sharing of critical information with staff members was

SA: Zimbos turn desperate after missing food assistance deadline

TimesLive Zimbabweans who missed the submission deadline on July 19 to apply for food assistance cannot get an extension, Zimbabwean consul general in Johannesburg Melody Chaurura  told GroundUp on Wednesday. “There is no room for extension at this point because submitted details are already being processed,” said Chaurura. The embassy had put out a call

Covid-19: 21 Cimas Workers, 133 People Test Positive Sunday

By Staff Reporter AT LEAST 21 Cimas Medical Aid Society staffers tested Covid-19 positive at the High Glen Clinic in Harare forcing the temporary closure of the health centre Sunday. In its Covid-19 update bulletin, Cimas chief executive (CEO) Vulindela Ndlovu confirmed the development and said a receptionist had tested positive for Covid-19 last Thursday

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 Deaths Reach 25 As Infections Rise to 1 478

By Staff Reporter THE number of people who have succumbed to Covid-19 in Zimbabwe has reached 25 following the death of a 36-year-old Bulawayo woman Saturday, the Health Ministry has confirmed. In its daily Covid-19 update, the ministry also confirmed that cases had reached 1 478, including 439 recoveries and 25 deaths. “58 cases tested

Senior Doctors Give Govt Ultimatum Over Lack Of Covid-19 Test Kits

By Robert Tapfumaneyi   ZIMBABWE senior hospital doctors have given the government 14 days to address their grievances or they will withdraw their services. The doctors said after the expiry of the ultimatum, they will no longer be able to continue to report for work. In a notice of intent by the Zimbabwe Senior Hospitals

Nick Mangwana

Brothers escape from Covid-19 facility, transmit virus to eight relatives

By Staff Reporter TWO brothers who were among returning residents recently deported from South Africa are said to have infected eight family members with coronavirus after escaping from the NSSA quarantine centre in Beitbridge. This was revealed Friday by Ministry of Information secretary, Nick Mangwana. “Wiseman Ngwenya and Morgan Ngwenya absconded from Beatrice quarantine centre

High Court Judge Forced To Go Into Isolation After Hubby Tests Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter A FEMALE Harare High Court judge (name supplied) is in self-isolation at home after her husband tested positive for Covid-19 Monday. Also is isolation is the judge’s clerk. Sources said the judge informed the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of the development Monday. The JSC recommended she be put under quarantine together with

Covid-19 Passes 1 000 Mark As Deaths Rise To 19  

By Staff Reporter CONFIRMED cases of Covid-19 in Zimbabwe reached 1 034 Monday while deaths rose to 19, the Health Ministry said in its daily update. “Forty-nine cases tested positive for Covid-19 today (Monday). These include returnees from South Africa, 28, and 21 local cases who are isolated,” the ministry said. “Seven of the local cases are

Coronavirus: 209 Zim returnees escape from quarantine centres

ANA At least 209 people have escaped from compulsory quarantine for returning residents in Zimbabwe, state media reported. The police have managed to arrest 28 people who escaped from quarantine centres countrywide. On Monday, 10 returnees, two of them Covid-19 positive, escaped from quarantine centres countrywide, The Herald reported. Two Covid-19-positive people escaped from Pangani

Zim Covid-19 cases shoot to 885 after 98 new cases recorded on one day

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S confirmed Covid-19 cases have surged to 885 after 98 fresh cases were recorded in a single day on Wednesday. This was revealed by the Ministry of Health in its regularly update of the Covid-19 situation in the country. According to the ministry, more than half of the new cases were imported