#Hack4Covid: And the Winners are…..

OpenParlyZW hosted a Virtual Hackathon (#Hack4Covid) from the 27th to 30th of April, where young web developers aged 18 to 35 years took part in trying to come up with cost effective tools that could help reach as many people as possible with COVID-19 information. #Hack4Covid attracted about 77 teams, composed of 150 participants who …

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OpenParlyZW hosts virtual Hackathon to fight COVID 19

Three teams from the 67 that are competing in the OpenParlyZW Virtual Hackathon will walk away with US$1000 prize money each. The Virtual Hackathon which started on Monday 27 April and will go up to the 30th of April is giving young (18-35 years) web-developers in Zimbabwe an opportunity to build and launch tools that …

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OpenParlyZW hosts virtual Hackathon to fight COVID 19

Three teams from the 67 that are competing in the OpenParlyZW Virtual Hackathon will walk away with US$1000 prize money each. The Virtual Hackathon which started on Monday 27 April and will go up to the 30th of April is giving young (18-35 years) web-developers in Zimbabwe an opportunity to build and launch tools that …

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Uproar forces WHO to delete “immunity passport” thread

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been forced to take down a thread on Twitter where it was talking about suggestions from other government to introduce “immunity passports”. The “immunity passports” which are also called “risk-free certificates” would be used to allow individuals to return to work as it would be assumed they cannot affect others. However, …

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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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COVID-19: Zimbos forced to look up to a Govt they have known to be ineffectual

By Joel Mandaza Present-day Zimbabwe will be studied in history books in the not so distant future. It will be remembered as a country that could not voluntarily do what is right for its citizens. Among examples that future historians will look at, the state’s response to COVID-19 will be prominent. Over the years, the …

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Lockdown could result in high cases of mental health, Govt warned

By Staff Writer The Women University in Africa (WUA) has warned that the outbreak of COVID-19 could lead to a rise in mental health problems in Zimbabwe. With many families in living beyond the poverty datum line of ZW$5,400, experts warn that the ongoing lockdown could take a huge strain on families. President Emmerson Mnangagwa …

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