As COVID-19 threat gets more serious in Sub-Saharan Africa, will actions taken by leaders stem its spread?

By Pearly Matibe Two emergency dilemmas face Africa’s leaders in the emerging COVID-19 crisis. The coronavirus deaths will increase with its spread, and that spread will increase economic impact. This pandemic—the new disease called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2—is not Zimbabwe’s (or the region’s) first emerging nightmare. On Friday, April …

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Nearly 3,000 lockdown offenders nabbed, says police

By Staff Writer The Zimbabwe Republic Police has to date arrested nearly 3,000 people for ignoring the 21-day lockdown which is meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation and most countries around the world are currently on the 21-day lockdown which is …

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COVID-19: WFP launches US$130m emergency appeal for Zim

By Staff Writer The World Food Program (WFP) has launched a US$130m emergency appeal for Zimbabwe after warning that half of the population could be food insecure as COVID-19 spreads across the country. According to the WFP, a nationwide assessment shows that the number of Zimbabweans in need of food aid rose to from 3,8 …

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COVID-19: WFP launches US$130m emergency appeal for Zim

By Staff Writer The World Food Program (WFP) has launched a US$130m emergency appeal for Zimbabwe after warning that half of the population could be food insecure as COVID-19 spreads across the country. According to the WFP, a nationwide assessment shows that the number of Zimbabweans in need of food aid rose to from 3,8 …

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#Lockdown Day 10: Government opens Mbare Musika, and no one has a mask

The government made a decision a few days ago that vegetable markets should open and that enforcement agents should help to ensure with farmers adhere to some lockdown regulations which include regular hand washing with soap and running water as well as maintaining social distance. Mbare Musika opened in Harare and most people are not …

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Human rights doctors question Govt preparedness, as COVID-19 claims another life

By Staff Writer Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has raised concern over the country’s state of preparedness following the death of a second COVID-19 victim on Saturday. According to the government, the tests to ascertain the status of the second victim took about five days and ZADHR said this calls for an …

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COVID-19: Many people will starve during lockdown, says MP

By Sibusiso Ncube Beitbridge East legislator Albert Ngulube says the decision to close the border between Zimbabwe and South Africa in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 will likely see many people in his constituency starving. Most people in Beitbridge reportedly rely on South Africa for employment due to limited opportunities in the …

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Govt ropes in traditional healers, as COVID-19 cases increase

By Marshall Bwanya Government of Zimbabwe has confirmed that it has authorised some traditional healers to attend to COVID-19 patients who may come to them seeking their attention. The decision came to light following a letter from the Ministry of Health addressed to City of Harare authorising them to allow Kenneth Chivizhe a registered traditional …

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Zimbabwe wishes you a speedy recovery Mr Johnson, says Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined world leaders and heads of international organizations in wishing U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson a speedy recovery from COVID-19. Boris John is reportedly in intensive care after testing positive of the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has claimed lives across the world while fighting the novel. In a letter seen by …

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