Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Govt Donates 20 000 Covid Doses To Namibia

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE government says it will soon donate 20 000 Covid-19 vaccines to neighbouring Namibia, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa has confirmed. Addressing journalists Wednesday during a Post-Cabinet media briefing Mutsvangwa said the donation would not affect the local supplies as the government has secured enough doses to cover all eligible citizens. “In the

Govt, Business Challenge ZCTU Vaccination Lawsuit

By Mary Taruvinga COMPANIES recently sued together with the government by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) for forcing unvaccinated employees to stop reporting for duty are challenging the lawsuit. ZCTU last week filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court seeking an order stopping employers including the government from forcing their unvaccinated employees from reporting for

Government Withdraws Covid-19 Cushioning Citing Bumper Harvest

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT has withdrawn Covid-19 cushioning allowances saying communities are now self sufficient after the country recorded a bumper harvest this year. Last year in April, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube released a statement saying Treasury had set aside $600 million in financial support over three months ($200 million a month) for small businesses

Zinef national coordinator Njabulo Ncube

Editors Forum Pushes For Covid-19 Relief Fund

By James Muonwa The Zimbabwe National Editors Forum (Zinef) is lobbying for the establishment of a Covid-19 relief fund to cushion journalists and other media practitioners from the devastating effects of the global pandemic. Zinef national coordinator, Njabulo Ncube told Friday the organisation was collaborating with other media-inclined non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to set up

Get Vaccinated Before Returning To Campus: UZ Tells Students

By Thandiwe Garusa THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has ordered all its students to get vaccinated before returning to college for the impending end-of-semester examinations. In a notice to students Thursday, UZ Acting Registrar Maxwell Chikerema said only those vaccinated will be allowed to sit for the examinations. “The University of Zimbabwe wishes to advise

Nurses Shortage: Minister Intervenes, Recruits Youths To Speed Up Vaccination

By Anna Chibamu HEALTH Deputy minister John Mangwiro was Wednesday forced to recruit youths in Budiriro and Mufakose to speed up the Covid-19 vaccination programmes as the shortage of nurses is stalling the process at the local council-run clinics. Mangwiro was disappointed when he came face-to-face with long queues of residents in Harare’s high-density suburbs

Conspiracy The Biggest Danger To Fight Against Covid

By Staff Reporter Taurai Shumba (not real name) recalls many years ago when he saw his relatives and friends die from HIV/Aids in Zimbabwe. He says, in the late 1980s and 1990s, people had no knowledge about what was then a new disease that was killing people in numbers, leaving a trail of destruction on

Pastor Arrested After Unvaccinated Members Attend Church

By Paidashe Mandivengerei POLICE Sunday arrested a Christ Embassy cleric in Harare’s Glen View 3 suburb for letting 50 of his unvaccinated congregants attend a church service. This comes after the government last week approved the reopening of churches with only fully vaccinated churchgoers allowed to sit in the service. In making the announcement, Information

Most Churches Remained Closed Sunday

By James Muonwa and Anna Chibamu Most conventional churches such as United Methodist and Anglican were still closed Sunday despite the lifting of a government ban in worshipping at synagogues as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 national lockdown. Gates were, however, open at Roman Catholic St Peter’s Parish church in Chitambo suburb in Chinhoyi,

Six Frontline Workers Succumb To Covid-19 In Midlands 

By Staff Reporter  SIX frontline workers in the Midlands Province have succumbed to Covid-19 complications over the past month, it has emerged. This was revealed by Midlands Provincial Medical Director Mary Muchekeza while addressing stakeholders at Kwekwe General Hospital where government was receiving Protective Personal Equipment and foodstuffs from Old Mutual said the figures are

Experts Warn Of Life-long Covid Effects

NewsDay HEALTH experts have warned that COVID-19 survivors may experience long-term after-effects of the virus. In Zimbabwe, many coronavirus survivors are now battling to live with post-COVID-19 conditions which require more medical attention. A teacher, who survived the virus, said that she is still suffering from joint pains and severe headaches. “I thought I had

The late Chitsiko

Mnangagwa Grants State Assisted  Funeral To Former Agriculture Perm Sec

By Thandiwe  Garusa  THE late former  permanent  secretary in the  ministry of Agriculture Ringson Chitsiko will receive a state assisted  funeral, President Emmerson Mnangagwa  has said. Chitsiko died Tuesday  due to covid-19  related complications. In a statement Wednesday, Mnangagwa said the government  has authorised a state assisted  funeral for Chitsiko. “A long time civil servant,

Negative Covid Test Mandatory At ZITF 2021

By Mbekezeli Ncube COVID-19 testing certificates will be demanded from everyone who will visit the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre for this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). This year’s segment will be held under the theme “Showcasing the New Normal For Business and Industry: Realities and Opportunities” and will happen from the

Vic Falls Flooded With Covid Vaccines To Boost Tourism

AP VICTORIA Falls usually teems with tourists who come to marvel at the roaring Zambezi River as it tumbles down more than 350 feet (108 meters) to the gorge below, sending up a mist that is visible from miles away. “The Smoke That Thunders” – the English translation of what the waterfall is called in

John Mangwiro

Health Minister Warns Of Covid 4th Wave

By Anna Chibamu DEPUTY Health Minister John Mangwiro says Zimbabweans should brass for yet another more Covid-19 fourth wave next month. Addressing Zanu PF leadership in his Chikomba West constituency at Chigara Clinic in Ward 1, the top government official said there was a decrease in both deaths and new cases. However, he also raised

Informal Traders Appeal For Onsite Vaccination

By Kenneth Matimaire INFORMAL traders in the eastern border city of Mutare appealed to government to establish vaccination sites at designated markets for convenience purposes. The appeal comes as informal traders lamented that the vaccination queues at designated centres have become too long and time consuming, which is costly in their line of trade. The

Teachers Demand Covid Jab To Return To Class

By Staff Reporter SCHOOL teachers say they can only return to work when they receive full Covid-19 vaccination. Their unions said Wednesday most of their members remain unvaccinated and were ill-prepared to return to work. This comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week indicated that schools must prepare to reopen. Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) acting

No Jab, No Heroes Commemoration: Gvt 

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT says only those who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to Heroes and Defence Forces Day commemorations. The decision is meant to stop the continued spread of Covid-19 as infections and deaths among unvaccinated people have been rising in the past weeks. Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the