Lockdown: Price freeze is good but not sustainable: experts

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe’s fast-moving consumer goods could soon vanish from supermarket shelves as the manufacturing sector struggles to stimulate production during the ongoing lockdown which seeks to slow the spread of COVID-19, analysts have warned. The southern African country’s rate of inflation has over the past few months been rapidly rising, pushing the breadbasket …

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We dont just test everyone for COVID-19, otherwise we waste resources, says Govt

Government has said the number of people who have been tested of the deadly COVID-19 looks small because they are not just testing everyone but are using case definition to determine who will be tested in a bid to effectively use the limited available resources. According to Doctor Christina Rundi Minister of Health Malyasia (2009), …

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COVID-19 lockdown creates room for sexual abuse says LEAD

LEAD National Women’s Council secretary-general Bertha Muzvidzwa says there is need for transparency and accountability from responsible authorities to ensure abuses will not take place during distribution of COVID-19 goods. Some privileged people in Zimbabwe especially those tasked with the distribution of aid have tended to abuse women and girls as was the case in …

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MPs respond to Wadyajena’s salary challenge

Following a challenge by Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena for legislators, ministers and other government officials to donate their salaries towards COVID-19 response, we asked a few legislators on their thoughts to the challenge. Zanu PF Chief Whip in the National Assembly Pupurai Togarepi (Gutu South) said he supports the challenge adding that legislators need …

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We have no fuel to go home, says MPs, as Parly adjourns over COVID-19

Legislators have said they have no fuel to go home following Parliament’s forced adjournment due to coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. The legislature has been adjourned to the 5th of May. The adjournment follows a decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ban all gatherings of 100 people and above as a measure to curb a possible spread …

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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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