COVID-19

Youths fret over by-elections delay 

Source: Youths fret over by-elections delay – NewsDay Zimbabwe BY MOSES MATENGA THE Youth Coalition has joined other civic organisations and opposition parties in demanding the immediate lifting of a ban on by-elections, saying the delays were shortchanging the electorate. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has since last year maintained a blanket ban on by-elections […]
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Police declare war on vaccination cards dealers

Source: Police declare war on vaccination cards dealers – DailyNews POLICE commissioner-general Godwin Matanga has issued a stern warning to people offering fake Covid-19 certificates. This follows the unearthing of a syndicate believed to be selling Covid-19 vaccination cards to the public in Chitungwiza for US$25 each. The offence has since led to the arrest […]
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‘Health providers must embrace technology’

Source: ‘Health providers must embrace technology’ – DailyNews ZIMBABWE’S healthcare providers have been urged to embrace technology which would help them provide telehealth services following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.  This comes as face-to-face meetings and gatherings are now generally discouraged by the World Health Organisation protocols on combating the spread of the virus. […]
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Stringent Covid-19 rules for tobacco sales

Source: Stringent Covid-19 rules for tobacco sales – DailyNews Emmerson Njanjamangezi  SENIOR STAFF WRITER njanjamangezie@dailynews.co.zw TOBACCO Industry and Marketing Board (Timb) chief executive, Andrew Matibiri, pictured, says all tobacco staff will be classified as frontline workers and will be vaccinated before the selling season opens next month.  This comes as Timb yesterday announced a slew […]
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Get vaccinated, ED exhorts Zim 

Source: Get vaccinated, ED exhorts Zim – DailyNews Blessings Mashaya SENIOR STAFF WRITER mashayab@dailynews.co.zw PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday encouraged Zimbabweans to get vaccinated against the lethal coronavirus. This comes as Zimbabwe is expected to receive more vaccines this week, which will kick-start the second phase of the country’s national vaccination programme — which is targeting […]
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Brace for 3rd wave: Experts

Source: Brace for 3rd wave: Experts | Newsday (News) BY BEAUTY NYUKE/PHYLLIS MBANJE MEDICAL experts yesterday warned that the country might be hit by a third wave of COVID-19 following Monday’s relaxation of lockdown restrictions with winter approaching, and at a time new variants of the disease were emerging in neighbouring South Africa. President Emmerson […]
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Covid-19 vaccination will be a mess 

Source: Covid-19 vaccination will be a mess | The Standard BY TAWANDA MAJONI Some bad things are just worth remembering. You then hope that the memories will bring good lessons, even though it’s always so hard to be optimistic in Zimbabwe. You see now, in March last year, we woke up to new terms—Covid-19 and […]
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RBZ under pressure to get things right

Source: RBZ under pressure to get things right – The Zimbabwe Independent TATIRA ZWINOIRA FITCH solutions, a United States-based research firm said this week the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s efforts to stabilise the markets will remain constrained by foreign currency shortages. Tipping Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product (GDP) to rise by 1,3% this year following […]
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ZCC calls for equal access to natural resources 

Source: ZCC calls for equal access to natural resources – NewsDay Zimbabwe BY MIRIAM MANGWAYA THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) says inequalities in the mining sector were derailing efforts by the industry to address the socio-economic problems in communities. Speaking during an alternative mining indaba held virtually this week, ZCC’s Martha Mutswarakati of the […]
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