No Need For Panic As Covid-19 Cases Rise – WHO

African News Agency HEALTH officials in Zimbabwe have said there is no need for citizens to panic over the increased number of confirmed Covid-19 infection cases, local media reported on Monday. The Herald newspaper quoted World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative Dr Alex Gasasira as saying the surge in infections called for enhanced responses towards

Zimbabwe’s African Sun Re-opens Hotels As Lockdown Eases

Xinhua Zimbabwe’s leading hospitality group, African Sun Limited (ASL), has re-opened some of its hotels as the country relaxes COVID-19 lockdown to allow some sectors to resume operations. The group, in its latest trading update released on Monday, said in line with the relaxation of the lockdown measures imposed by the government, the group is

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LATEST: Thousands turned back as security forces up lockdown enforcement

By Staff Reporter THOUSANDS of workers have been inconvenienced after being ordered to return home by police and soldiers manning roadblocks in most roads leading into the Harare city centre. According to reports, the security agents manning the roadblocks are only allowing nurses and few individuals employed under essential services to pass. It is reported

Rights Doctors Take Govt To Court Over State Of Quarantine Centres As Covid-19 Cases Rise

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has filed an urgent High Court challenge against deplorable conditions at most Covid-19 quarantine centres for returning residents in the country. The returnees, according to rights doctors, are forced to share few and dirty ablutions, bathing facilities while some residents have no access

Stanbic Bank chief executive Josh Tapambgwa (left) hands over PPE equipment to St Anne's rep Sister Mary and Solidarity Trust Trustee Karen Mutasa

STANBIC In Countrywide Distribution Of US$200 000 Hospital Equipment

By Staff Reporter STANBIC Bank has kick-started its distribution of US$200 000 worth of equipment to health institutions across the country for use by frontline workers in the fight against the menacing Covid-19. The Standard Bank Group subsidiary pledged to purchase equipment to help fight Covid-19 in April and has now taken delivery of US$200

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Ex-Cop Sues ZUPCO CEO For Abuse Of Office

By Staff Reporter  A former police officer, Tafadzwa Gambiza, is suing public transporter, ZUPCO’s chief executive Evaristo Mudangwa and the company’s Kwekwe depot manager, one Magwizi for abuse of public office. Gambiza argues that ZUPCO was violating the Road Motor Traffic Act by entering into a partnership with private transporters who are leasing their kombis

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Chiredzi Border Villagers Exposed To Covid-19 Spread, Violence Against Women

By Staff Reporter CONCERNED that the Covid-19 pandemic is going unchecked at most illegal national border crossings into Zimbabwe, a local church organisation has expanded its awareness on the virus as well as gender-based violence (GBV) prevention to a village community in Chiredzi. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe (ELCZ) is encouraging village communities to

Zimbabwe Licences First Upmarket Adult Sex Toy Shop

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE government has licensed Zimbabwe’s first premier sex toy store operating in Harare. In a statement Monday, company marketing manager Fadzai Jones, said, Intimate Store believes that Zimbabwe is ready to “take this leap of faith and this is an opportunity to explore a new level of intimacy and take part in

Zanu PF To Break Lockdown Rules, Protest Floyd’s Killing At US Embassy

By Idah Mhetu THE ruling Zanu PF will Thursday stage a demonstration at the United States Embassy and the European Union Ambassador’s office to register its dismay over the killing of black-American George Floyd, in clear breach of Zimbabwe’s strict lockdown restrictions. Zanu PF National Political Commissar Victor Matemadanda confirmed the demonstration Monday at a

George Floyd Died From Lack Of Oxygen, Private Post-mortem Finds

BBC George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out

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BREAKING: Six Covid-19 Cases Confirmed At Beitbridge, Plumtree Prisons

By Anna Chibamu THE government Monday night confirmed six Covid-19 cases at Beitbridge and Plumtree prisons both border towns in Matabeleland South province. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa confirmed that four prisoners and two correctional services officers had tested positive. “We wish to advise the nation that we have recorded cases of Covid-19 in our prisons,” she

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Covid-19 wrap: Over 372 000 global deaths

AP The novel coronavirus has killed at least 372 047 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 11:00 (GMT) on Monday. At least 6 182 860 cases of coronavirus have been registered in 196 countries and territories. Of these, at least

4 die in new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

AFP DR Congo on Monday reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the country’s northwest, just weeks before it hoped to declare the end of another epidemic in the east. The appearance of the deadly disease on the other side of the vast central African country comes as an added blow as it attempts to also

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Harare Summons US Ambassador Over Floyd’s Death

Anadolu Agency ZIMBABWE Sunday summoned the American ambassador after a top adviser of US President Donald Trump blamed the poverty-hit nation of orchestrating ongoing protests in the US against the alleged murder of a black man by a white police officer. Protests erupted in many states of the US including outside the White House after

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George Floyd Death: Violence Erupts On Sixth Day Of Protests

BBC VIOLENCE has erupted in cities across the US on the sixth night of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd. Curfews have been imposed in nearly 40 cities, but people have largely ignored them, leading to tense stand-offs. Riot police clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and

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Mzembi wads into MDC leadership feud, slats Khupe over Tsvangirai graveside ‘rituals’

By Staff Reporter EXILED former tourism minister Walter Mzembi has stormed the MDC leadership feud, blasting MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe for displaying “leadership bankruptcy” through a weekend visit to late founding party leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s grave. Khupe and allies Douglas Mwonzora, Morgan Komichi and Elias Mudzuri set social media buzzing when images of the politicians