Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Pastor Pinias Sibanda

Prominent Cleric Suffers Covid-19 Death While Preparing To Bury Mum

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: A renowned pastor of the Shepherd Bushiri led Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) in the resort city died on Sunday night from Covid-19 related complications, hours before a planned burial for his mother who died from a different ailment last Wednesday. Pastor Pinias Sibanda (41) was the head pastor

Ex-Chiredzi North Zanu PF MP Ndava Dies After Testing Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter THE former Zanu PF Chiredzi North MP, Ronald Ndava has died at Chiredzi hospital from Covid-19 related complications. At the time of his death, he was the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial information secretary. Ndava’s death was confirmed by the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chair, Ezra Chadzamira, who is also minister for Masvingo

Andrew Hleza (left) in court with Christopher Mabureni

Two Zimbabweans Arrested In Namibia For Printing Fake Covid-19 Results

By Staff Reporter TWO Zimbabwean nationals were last Wednesday denied bail at the magistrates’ courts following their arrest a few days ago on charges of printing fake Covid-19 negative results for truck drivers. Andrew Hleza (45) and Christopher Mabureni (28) were arrested in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi region where they operate a printing shop. They were

ZINATHA Warns Of Fake, Harmful Covid-19 Herbs

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers Association (ZINATHA) has cautioned the public not to buy, from the streets and other undesignated areas, traditional medicines sold by unregistered and “ignorant” herbal traders. The warning comes amid growing reports that a high number of Zimbabweans has resorted to using traditional remedies for Covid-19 treatment and

The late Frenado Ruwizhi

Zanu PF Mash Central Youth Chair Succumbs To Covid-19

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF Mashonaland Central youth chairperson Frenado Ruwizhi Friday succumbed to Covid-19, the ruling party has confirmed. Acting youth league national secretary Tendai Chirau confirmed Ruwizhi’s death on Twitter. “Cdes, I have just received shocking news of the death of Cde Ruwizhi our Zanu PF Youth League provincial chairman for Mashonaland Central.

Zim Records Highest Daily Covid-19 Death Toll Of 47

Xinhua A TOTAL of 47 Covid-19 deaths were reported in Zimbabwe on Thursday, the highest daily figure since the onset of the pandemic in the country last March. To date, the pandemic has killed 636 people in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Child care. Meanwhile, 1,112 new cases were recorded, the

Covid-19 Affects Pari Hospital’s Main Radiotherapy Centre

Xinhua THE effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have not spared Zimbabwe’s main radiotherapy centre at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, which has had some of its staff members and patients being infected with the virus. The hospital said in a statement Thursday that it is now reviewing patients on a case by case basis and making

Agnes Mahomva

‘Do Not Panic Over Ventilator Shortages’ – Govt

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ONLY a fraction of Covid-19 patients will need to be admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) and every health facility in Zimbabwe is able to isolate and manage a person seeking treatment for coronavirus. This was confirmed by the Covid-19 national coordinator Agnes Mahomva dispelling reports that public hospitals had run out

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10 000 Arrested In One Week For Not Wearing Face Masks

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AT LEAST 10 000 people have been arrested across the country for not wearing face masks since the reintroduction of Covid-19 Level IV lockdown last week. This brings the total number of people arrested, since last March for flouting lockdown regulations, to 309 061. Most of the offenders are asked to pay

Parirenyatwa Hospital Dismisses Scattered Corpses Reports

Report Focus News HARARE: Zimbabwe’s Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals has dismissed social media reports suggesting that Covid-19 corpses are strewn all over the hospital. This follows social media reports that the Hospital was overwhelmed by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic leaving corpses lying cluttered at the hospital. In a statement, the hospital said

Hwange Retail Shops Closed As Workers Test Covid-19 Positive

Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: A number of shops including leading chain store, OK Supermarket and TV Sales and Hire here have been temporarily closed after some of their workers tested positive for Covid-19. This comes as the positivity rate in Hwange is said to be around 80% while about 70% of the local population is

Zumbani Selling Like Hotcakes In Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent SOME enterprising vendors in Bulawayo are now selling Zumbani plant leaves in the streets and in their cars. The Zumbani plant, which has a strong balsamic citrus-like scent, is widely believed to treat Covid-19 although no confirmed medical assurance has been issued by government medical experts. Some Covid-19 patients are said to

Covid-19: MSU Suspends Face-To-Face Lectures As UZ Postpones Exams

By Staff Reporter THE Midlands State University (MSU) has indefinitely postponed face-to-face lectures citing increased Covid-19 cases. However, the MSU deputy registrar academic affairs, Irvine Gumbo said students should pay full fees and register for e-learning classes that commenced Monday. “In light of the continued increase in the number of new Covid-19 positive cases, Midlands

Covid-19 Chaos In Zimbabwe

Sierra Leone Times In Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, the main funeral parlours and cemeteries are overrun and the city’s biggest hospital is in a shambles, while the Beitbridge border with South Africa is a mess. Zimbabweans seeking to enter South Africa through that border have experienced lengthy delays. The situation has been exacerbated by the production

Warriors coach Zdravko Logarusic

Warriors Players, Coaches Recover From Covid-19

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S preparations for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals received a boost after 15 players and officials who tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago managed to recover following another round of tests on Friday. The Warriors’ preparations for the continental tournament for home-based players were brought to a halt after nine

Covid-19: Supermarket Customers Banned From Picking Fruits On Their Own

By Staff Reporter SUPERMARKET customers would soon be barred from collecting fruits from the shelves on their own amid attempts to lesson the spread of Covid-19. This came out during a Friday meeting between the health ministry and representatives from the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR). Under the country’s current lockdown measures, supermarkets have been

Prominent Bus Operator Regis Munenzwa Dies From Covid-19

By Staff Reporter REPORTS say prominent bus operator Regis Munenzwa has died from Covid-19. Munenzwa is also president of the Zimbabwe Long Distance Bus Operators Association. The transport mogul, who was said to be asthmatic, is reported to have died at noon this Thursday. He is among a growing number of prominent individuals who have

Late Mutare Town Clerk Joshua Maligwa

Mutare City Boss Succumbs To Covid-19

By Staff Reporter Mutare: City of Mutare Town Clerk Joshua Maligwa has succumbed to Covid-19, an official confirmed. City Mayor Blessing Tandi confirmed the death of the top official, saying he died Tuesday the afternoon after battling the pandemic. “It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing in of our Town Clerk Mr

Covid-19: Zim Records 1 365 New Cases, 34 deaths In One Day

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’S Covid-19 cases have trebled in a space of 72 hours after authorities Tuesday confirmed 1 365 new cases coupled with 34 deaths. This was up from Sunday and Monday’s 407 and 774 cases, respectively. The jump was the country’s single biggest daily increase for both confirmed cases and deaths. All the