Gvt Warns Teachers Conducting Private Lessons During Lockdown

A number of teachers have resorted to offering private lessons under the prevailing COVID-19 induced lockdown, a move which could expose learners to COVID-19 infections, a cabinet minister has warned. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said teachers offering lessons were breaking the law and will face the full wrath of the law should they be caught. In preparation for the impending opening of schools, it is pleasing to note that considerable progress has been made in vacating returnees from schools that have…

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#JUSTIN: SAZ Reduces Certification Fees For SMEs Manufacturing PPE

INFORMATION and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa says the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). By Michael Gwarisa Addressing a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Hon Mutsvangwa said the move would encourage local manufacturing of PPEs and also improve the quality of products being produced locally. As regards to PPE production, the SAZ has reduced the certification for SMEs and government institutions. Statutory instrument 124 of 2020 was gazetted providing for consignment based conformity assessment and…

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United States increases COVID-19 funding to $18 million in Zimbabwe

THE United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has committed an additional $10 million in response to COVID-19. The funds will go to the World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian assistance for nearly 100,000 vulnerable people in eight urban areas. With this additional funding, U.S. assistance to the COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe exceeds $18 million. USAID has provided nearly $15 million, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided $3 million, and PEPFAR has reprogrammed $150,000 to address COVID-19. Through this $10 million in…

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