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An attendant at TM supermarket using a Thermometer to check temperature for a client before attending supermarket Saturday

Covid-19: Supermarkets turn away customers with high body temperature

By Bulawayo Correspondent SOME supermarkets in Bulawayo have started screening their customers for possible coronavirus infection with those whose temperatures are higher than 37 degrees celsius being denied entry. Retail outlets such as OK and TM were Saturday screening all clients at their entrances and those whose temperatures exceeded 37, 8 degree Celsius were not

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Lockdown Day 6: Army deployed to drive delinquents off Harare streets

By Mary Taruvinga GOVERNMENT Saturday deployed the army to help police enforce its 21-day national lockdown which was being violated by sections of the population in parts of Harare’s high-density suburbs. The lockdown is part of government measures to try and control the spread of coronavirus, which has seen nine cases confirmed and a single

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa’s re-engagement drive too slow – IMF

By Alois Vinga THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not impressed with President Emmerson Mnangagwa re-engagement drive describing it as being “much slower than expected”. The details are contained in the 2019 Article (IV) consultation report which highlights that Zimbabwe could miss predicted targets politically and economically. “International reengagement has not advanced. Political reforms have

Zim cleric Guti’s university slammed for demanding fees amid Covid-19 crisis

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) has come under fire for demanding immediate payment of outstanding fees from students as businesses have suspended operations to allow the country to deal with a life-threatening coronavirus crisis. Disgruntled parents said it was even more baffling for a Christian based institution to display apparent lack of

Ezra Chadzamira

Govt set to relax some lockdown restrictions to allow vegetable vending

By Tonderai Saharo Masvingo: Government is set to ease its 21-day lockdown measures with informal traders who sell farm produce expected to get the green light to start selling the perishables at designated market places, Masvingo State Minister Ezra Chadzamira has said. Addressing the press at Benjamin Burombo building, Chadzamira said government will soon allow

Maureen Kademaunga

MDC urges govt cushioning of vulnerable families during lockdown

By Mary Taruvinga THE MDC Alliance has urged government to cushion all vulnerable families against starvation during the country’s 21-day national lockdown period declared to combat the spread of coronavirus. Most Zimbabweans live from hand to mouth, often through proceeds they would have gotten from their daily activities within the informal sector. As if their

Nigerian man shot dead for flouting virus lockdown

AFP Warri – A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker said on Friday. Nigeria has introduced a raft of measures, including lockdowns of major cities, to try to contain the virus, which has infected 184 people, two of

Govt bans selling of alcohol during lockdown period

By Ndatenda Njanike GOVERNMENT has banned the sale of alcohol by bottle stores and supermarkets during the current 21-day period declared by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi announced the ban Thursday. The ban comes after realisation that people were violating the lockdown directive through buying

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Over 600 under Bulawayo’s Covid-19 watch

By Bulawayo Correspondent MORE than 600 people in Bulawayo have been placed under COVID-19 watch after they recently returned from countries worst affected by the world pandemic. This was revealed Wednesday by Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni following a full council meeting. Mguni was however quick to point out the city has not confirmed any positive

Nelson Chamisa during a recent tour of Harare's Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital

Chamisa more worried about COVID-19 menace than politics – spokesperson

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s attention is still focused on saving human life in the wake of COVID-19 and any attempt to derail his ambitions to achieve that goal will not succeed. These were sentiments expressed by the embattled opposition leader’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda in the wake of a Tuesday court ruling

World Covid-19 cases surpass 1 million, 51 000 deaths recorded

BBC More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University – another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic. More than 51,000 people have died and more than 208,000 have recovered, according to the university’s figures. The US accounts for the

Nelson Chamisa

MDC Bulawayo structures back Chamisa

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE MDC Alliance’s Bulawayo structures have scorned party leader Nelson Chamisa’s ouster in a watershed Supreme Court ruling Tuesday and further expressed unwavering support for the under-fire opposition politician. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court confirmed an earlier High Court ruling Chamisa’s rise to the helm of the country’s main opposition violated the

Coronavirus: African countries reach for malaria medicine

AFP Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus. From hospitals in Senegal to pharmaceutical companies in South Africa and street sellers in Cameroon, chloroquine has fired hopes of a medicinal fix against a virus that is set to scythe through

President Paul Kagame

Rwanda distributes free food in response to COVID-19

Agencies As the deadly Coronavirus pandemic is rearing its ugly head the world over, many countries have been compelled to enforce drastic measures. Rwanda was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a total lockdown. But in imposing these measures, Rwanda has not forgotten about its vulnerable members of the population. The country’s president