ED’S Lack Of Seriousness Over COVID-19 Angers CWGH

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has expressed dismay by lack of sincerity by government in the face of the menacing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The want of seriousness being displayed by our government concerning the unprecedented global health crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak was displayed by the Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa who addressed a rally of more than 100 people in Nyanga today. “Just a day after declaring the coronavirus pandemic a State of National Disaster and banning public gatherings of more than 100 people,…

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ARTUZ Calls For Immediate Closure Of Schools Amid #Coronavirus Fears

A firebrand Zimbabwean teachers union is threatening to pull out its members from school by March 20 should schools not be closed forthwith. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Rural Teachers Union calls for the closure of schools with immediate effect as the country prays to be spared by the menacing Coronavirus Disease. “Almost all schools have a population of more than 100 people who spend the day together. Therefore in the wake of this pandemic, ARTUZ wishes to advice the ministry to immediately close all government schools on the 20th of…

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#CORONAVIRUS: Fly Emirates Suspends Harare/Zambia Flights

EMIRATES Airlines says it will be suspending flights between Zimbabwe and Zambia effective March, 20, 2020 at the back of the prevailing Coronavirus (Covid-19) which has literally brought business across the globe to a halt. A trade update by the airline indicated that the suspension will last for two months. “We wish to advise the travel trade that due to the current challenging global conditions, Emirates Airline is compelled to suspend flights EK 713/714 (LUN/HRE) for the period 20 March to 20 May 2020. “As such, flights Harare-Lusaka-Dubai (EK714) and…

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#JUSTIN: Zambia Records First Coronavirus Cases

ZAMBIA’S President, His Excellency, Edgar Lungu has announced that his country has recorded its first two Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. By Michael Gwarisa President Lungu said, “we wish to confirm Zambia’s first 2 cases of COVID-19. The patients are a Zambian couple that travelled to France with their two children for 10 days. “Our surveillance system was able to detect that they transited through high risk COVID-19 countries. The couple has been isolated and receiving treatment in Chilanga. I want to salute our gallant men and women carrying out surveillance at…

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South Africa Coronavirus Cases Shoot Through The Roof

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SOUTH Africa could be battling to contain the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), amidst indications that the number of confirmed cases in the neighbouring country has  risen to 116.  By Michael Gwarisa Even though South Africa recorded Coronavirus later than Egypt, Algeria and other African countries, the sporadic rise in the Covid-19 cases in the Southern African country makes it the second highest country in Africa by in infection rate after Egypt which has 196 cases. South Africa Department of Health on Wednesday morning confirmed that  31 new cases were reported…

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Confusion Rocks Vic Falls Tourist Coronavirus Case

ZIMBABWE has once again been thrown into abyss of confusion following conflicting statements by the ministries of Health and that of Tourism relating to a case whereby a United Kingdom (UK) tourist is reported to have tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19) upon arrival in the UK a few days after leaving Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The bewilderment comes hot on the heels of a Post Cabinet Media briefing where Tourism and Hospitality Industries minister, Honorable Mangaliso Ndlovu told Journalists that the lady in question was yet to be tested contrary…

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