Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 death toll surges

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe on Saturday recorded five Covid-19 cases post-mortem as its death toll from the disease reached 18. And 13 health workers were among 40 Zimbabweans confirmed Covid-19 positive in the latest round of tests. The five deaths occurred in Bulawayo and Harare, and the disease was “detected during routine post-mortem (examination)”, the Health […]

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Zim Covid-19 deaths now at 6

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe has now recorded six Covid-19 deaths after two patients succumbed to the disease in Bulawayo and the Midlands. In its daily update, Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care said, “Today, we regret to report two (2) deaths. One is a facility death and the other is a community death; both females […]

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Covid-19: Zim breaches 400 mark

ZTN Correspondent Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 cases have breached the 400 mark with the latest 10 infections all being returnees from South Africa. So far the pandemic has killed four people and 63 others have recovered. “To date the total number of confirmed cases is 401, recovered 61, active cases 334 and four deaths since the onset […]

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USD for Zim civil servants

Ndakaziva Majaka CIVIL servants in Zimbabwe are set to get a USD75 COVID-19 allowance over the next three months. They have also been awarded a 50 percent salary increment. The country’s Treasury on Wednesday also announced that pensioners will receive a flat, non-taxable, COVID-19 allowance of USD30 per month. “Government would therefore wish to advise […]

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Zim to hold National Day of Prayer

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a national day of prayer and fasting “to seek God’s mercy, wisdom, help and healing to overcome” Covid-19. In an address on Thursday, he also said up to 50 congregants are now allowed to “gather for the purpose of worship”. “…I, therefore, proclaim 15 June 2020 as the Presidential […]

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Worry as Zim Covid-19 cases hit 237

Mirirai Nsingo Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 positive cases now stand at 237 after 15 returnees tested positive on Thursday. According to a Ministry of Health and Child Care report the cases are all of returnees from South Africa. With returnees now constituting the bulk of the country’s Covid-19 cases health experts warn that measures must be out […]

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Zimbabwe teachers say no to June exams

ZTN Correspondent Teachers in Zimbabwe have described the holding of public examinations in June this year as risky. The country’s examinations body announced that national Ordinary and Advanced level examinations will start on Tuesday, June 30th. But educators are concerned that holding the examinations without addressing prevention measures may expose both candidates and invigilators to […]

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