REGIONAL SECURITY: Insurgents and COVID-19—will be a true test for President Mnangagwa
Sex Workers: If we stay at home, hunger will kill us
By Pearl Matibe At about 8 pm on Wednesday 29 April, Filipe Nyusi—President of the Republic of Mozambique—delivered a speech to the Mozambican people on the COVID-19 State of Emergency. He announced that the country would be extending restrictions to continue to avoid the spread of coronavirus for an additional 30-days since his government has …
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Fighting COVID-19 on a hungry stomach, the plight of Zimbos during lockdown
By Staff Writer As Zimbabwe endures nearly five weeks of lockdown to slow down the spread of COVID-19, many formal and informal businesses are already making distress calls. In a desperate attempt to save the economy from collapsing, President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week eased lockdown measures when he allowed the country’s mining sector and the …
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Don’t come anywhere near auction floors, vendors told
By Pearl Matibe People are going hungry in Zimbabwe. The coronavirus is making it difficult for millions who do not know where their next meal will come from. The country—which is marked by decades of a severely diminished economy—is not only facing a coronavirus public health crisis but a food catastrophe. “Can we concentrate more …
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Provide COVID-19 information in 16 languages: High Court orders Govt
By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s tobacco industry regulator TIMB has announced new rules for trade during the lockdown that will shut out vendors from the auction floors. The country’s tobacco auction floors have traditionally been a hive of activity when the tobacco selling season commences. The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board which administers the sale of …
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s lack of capacity could be a tipping point for COVID-19
By Staff Writer The High Court has ordered the Health and Information Ministries to provide information on the government’s state of preparedness and efforts in fighting the spread of the COVID-19 in the country’s 16 official languages. High Court judge Justice Mafusire on Friday ordered that the two ministries should with immediate effect publish and …
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I am sorry that you were harassed by police, says Mangwana
▪ 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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How to beat stress, anxiety and depression during lockdown
By Staff Writer Information Secretary Nick Mangwana has apologised to journalists that were harassed by security details who are enforcing the COVID-19 national lockdown regulations. Relations between journalists and security services reached rock bottom when the Media Institute of Southern Africa approached the High Court seeking protection of journalists as they carry out their duties. …
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Bulawayo to start testing for COVID-19, as confirmed cases keep increasing
By Buhle Tshavango The Government of Zimbabwe instituted a 21-day lockdown from the 30th of March up to the 19th of April in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 has claimed many lives across the world and continues to do so with no prospects of finding a cure or vaccine any time …
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Isolate COVID-19 patients in hospitals not at home, says Chikwinya
By Staff Writer The government will from tomorrow (Monday) start carrying tests for the COVID-19 pandemic in Bulawayo as authorities decentralise the diagnosis process following public outcry. This comes as the number of the novel COVID-19 cases rose to 14 from 13, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday. READ: COVID-19 …
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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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