Zim misses COVID-19 testing target, as extended lockdown nears end

By Takunda Mandura Zimbabwe has missed its ambitious COVID-19 testing target of 40 000 which was supposed to be met by the 30th of April in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic which has claimed many lives across the world. As at April 30, Zimbabwe only managed about 8 314 tests of …

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Govt decentalises tobacco selling to minimise spread of COVID-19

By Staff Writer Government has decentralised the selling of tobacco as part of measures to decongest traditional buying centres in Harare as cases of confirmed COVID-19 increase in the country. Tobacco is Zimbabwe’s second-largest foreign currency earner after gold. The marketing season of the crop was set to start from mid-April but following restrictions announced …

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Parirenyatwa begins routine COVID-19 tests for health professionals

By Staff Writer Parirenyatwa Hospital has begun testing for COVID-19 as the government rolls out its strategy to slow down the spread of the disease in the country. The Health Ministry today announced that the hospital will today start by testing medical staff before testing patients who are currently being treated at designated health centres …

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Zimbabwe has only three forensic pathologists, says Govt

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Honourable Mike Madiro has told Parliament that the country only has three forensic pathologists adding that the situation is unhealthy. Of the three pathologists, two are said to be stationed in Harare while one is in Bulawayo and all other provinces are required to takes bodies to …

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Harare needs collective action: Mudzuri [STATEMENT]

Stakeholders must work together to avert a time bomb in Harare  The water situation in Harare has become a state of disaster and all stakeholders must work together to stem a calamity that could threaten the lives of the people. The council is doing all it can to avert the disaster but there is a …

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Harare needs collective action: Mudzuri [STATEMENT]

Stakeholders must work together to avert a time bomb in Harare  The water situation in Harare has become a state of disaster and all stakeholders must work together to stem a calamity that could threaten the lives of the people. The council is doing all it can to avert the disaster but there is a …

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Council duped US$221 000 in Jet Patcher deal

By Takunda Mandura Harare City Council is currently making efforts to recover about US$221 000 that it paid to Podilla Ventures in April 2017 for a Jet Patcher that was never delivered. Council awarded Podilla Ventures a contract (Tender Number COH/DOW/S9/2016) on the 5th of September 2016 to supply and deliver the Jet Patcher valued …

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High Glen Stadium plans: Residents raise concern

By Michelle Chifamba    Harare residents have raised concern over plans by the city council to construct a sports stadium in High Glen adding that there are other better priorities. If constructed, the 45 000 seater stadium will add the number of stadia in Harare to six. The council has already set aside about $1.4 …

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Harare Advisory Board: Residents ask questions

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare Metropolitan Residents Forum (HAMREF) says it is worried by the recent appointment of an advisory board for Harare at a time when the government is about to disburse devolution funds. Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Provincial Olive Chidawu recently named a 19 member board which he said would advise on …

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