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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How to recover from COVID-19

Thousands of COVID-19 deaths have been recorded throughout the world, with countries such as Spain, Italy and the United States of America accounting for the large part of those numbers. Zimbabwe is also in the mix having registered at least 3 deaths from 28 positive cases as at 21 April 2020. The country has recorded …

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If you don’t comply with COVID-19 commands, we will ask police to enforce, Govt tells returning Zimbos

Zimbabweans who came back home from the United Kingdom and other parts of the world have alleged that government threatened to use the police to force them into occupying a “dirty facility”. The returning citizens who are being quarantined at Belvedere Teachers College said the facility is in a state of neglect and there is …

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If you don’t comply with COVID-19 commands, we will ask police to enforce, Govt tells returning Zimbos

Zimbabweans who came back home from the United Kingdom and other parts of the world have alleged that government threatened to use the police to force them into occupying a “dirty facility”. The returning citizens who are being quarantined at Belvedere Teachers College said the facility is in a state of neglect and there is …

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Enter the new type of vendors, as Harare defy COVID-19 lockdown

By Staff Writer It’s 7 o’clock in the morning and many people are already queuing outside OK Supermarket in Avonlea waiting for the shop to open. After enduring the first 21-day lockdown, many are now accustomed to the drill-while queuing stay a metre apart, get your body temperature checked and the shop assistant sprays hand …

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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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UK, source of nearly half of Zim COVID-19 cases: Official Stats

By Staff Writer The United Kingdom has emerged as the biggest source of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Zimbabwe, statistics from the Ministry of Health and Child Care have revealed. The revelation comes as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased from 11 to 13 this week. According to the latest tally issued by …

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MDC snubs anti-sanctions protesters, Kindness Paradza angry

Makonde legislator and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chairperson on Foreign Affairs Kindness Paradza is angry that MDC legislators snubbed a visit to protesters who are camped outside the United States Embassy in Westgate. The protesters (Broad Alliance Against Sanctions) who have camped outside the embassy for a record 348 days want the United …

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