UK Scales Up Support For The Vulnerable In The Midst Of COVID-19 In Zim

THE United Kingdom (UK) has pledged its commitment to help combat  COVID19  in Zimbabwe through offering technical and financial assistance to various partners as part of its humanitarian efforts and mission to improve health conditions for vulnerable communities. By Michael Gwarisa  To date, the UK has pledged £544 million to support vaccine and treatments research, protecting fragile economies and helping organisations like the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF to slow the spread of the disease. In Zimbabwe, the Department for International Development (DFID) is supporting partners UNICEF, WHO, UNDP…

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#JUSTIN: Ramaphosa Sends Minister On Forced Leave For Violating COVID-19 Protocol

SOUTH Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on special leave for two months – one month of which will be unpaid. As to allegations that the Minister violated the lockdown regulations, the law should take its course. This follows the revelation on social media that the Minister had recently visited the home of a friend who hosted a lunch, contrary to the lockdown regulations. The President summoned the Minister yesterday, Tuesday 07 April 2020. The President expressed his disapproval of the…

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Mystery Shrouds Zim’s Second COVID-19 Death…Doctors Want Urgent Probe Into Matter

CIRCUMSTANCES leading to the demise of Zimbabwe’s 11th COVID-19 case has opened a can of worms, further exposing  the fissures and  the country’s lack of preparedness in dealing with the raging pandemic which has infected  more than a million people globally and claimed 70 000 lives. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe yesterday recorded its 11th case of COVID-19 which also turned out to be the country’s latest fatality from the virus, this time a 79 year old Bulawayo man who succumbed to symptoms of the virus over the weekend. The latest…

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