Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa decline 23.1% due to COVID-19, says World Bank

The World Bank says remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa will decline by about 23.1% in 2020 to reach US$37 billion owing to the effects of COVID-19 which has affected the global economy. In a statement, the bank attributed the decline largely to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be …

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Remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa decline 23.1% due to COVID-19, says World Bank

The World Bank says remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa will decline by about 23.1% in 2020 to reach US$37 billion owing to the effects of COVID-19 which has affected the global economy. In a statement, the bank attributed the decline largely to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be …

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of capacity could be a tipping point for COVID-19

▪ Signs of possible exponential growth in the first month in Sub-Saharan Africa ▪ 4 growth patterns established for the majority of SSA countries ▪ Perfect storm: SSA countries are at the tipping point “I’ll start by highlighting the fact that, before the COVID-19, our [Zimbabwe] health care system was already in shambles,” said Tapiwa Mungofa …

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COVID-19 to affect Zim-China trade

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s exports to China will this year plunge while local manufacturing firms which depend on the world’s second-largest economy for raw materials will also record low business activity due to the outbreak COVID-19, the country’s trade facilitation body has projected. In its latest update on COVID-19, ZimTrade said bilateral trade between Zimbabwe …

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COVID-19 to affect Zim-China trade

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s exports to China will this year plunge while local manufacturing firms which depend on the world’s second-largest economy for raw materials will also record low business activity due to the outbreak COVID-19, the country’s trade facilitation body has projected. In its latest update on COVID-19, ZimTrade said bilateral trade between Zimbabwe …

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Isolate COVID-19 patients in hospitals not at home, says Chikwinya

Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya says government must consider isolating COVID-19 patients in health institutions as opposed to homes where there is a possibility of spreading the virus. According to the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 patients are currently isolated at their homes were health personnel occasionally visit to monitor their situation and conditions. Currently, Zimbabwe has 10 …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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COVID-19: Speaker unsure whether to adjourn Parly or not

By Takunda Mandura Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says he is not yet sure whether to adjourn Parliament or not on the back of a ban on public gatherings by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. President Mnangagwa banned public gatherings in the country as a precaution measure against coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged many countries …

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