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COVID-19 affects more Zimbabwean families as cases continue to surge

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Many families in Zimbabwe have now been affected by COVID-19, which has so far killed at least 636 people since the first case was...
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Zimbabwean doctors prescribing veterinary drug in fight against COVID-19

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Some medical doctors are prescribing a veterinary drug to patients in a bid to either stave off or treat COVID-19, an expert has warned. ...
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Zimbabwean government to help families of Mutoko accident victims as death toll rises to...

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The Zimbabwean government has announced that it will help meet funeral expenses for 18 people who died in a road accident along the Harare-Nyamapanda...
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Zimbabwean government urges journalists who attended recent media workshop to test for COVID-19

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The Zimbabwe government has requested all journalists and allied professionals who attended a recent media workshop in Gweru, Midlands Province, to get tested for...
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Zimbabwe resumes retrieval of trapped miners

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Zimbabwe has mobilized resources and has begun retrieving the bodies of at least 10 miners trapped underground in three collapsed mine shafts across the...
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Zimbabwe’s central bank says worn U.S. dollar notes valid

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Zimbabwe's central bank on Monday advised members of the public that worn U.S. dollar notes remain valid, following reports of some people rejecting such...
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Zimbabwean government working on easing congestion at South African border

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The Zimbabwean government said Wednesday that it was trying to find ways to ease massive congestion at Beitbridge Border Post as thousands of citizens...
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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa off to Mozambique to discuss worsening security

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday left for Mozambique for talks with other Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders on the deteriorating security in...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa calls for increased cement production

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday urged the cement industry to increase production through use of new technologies to support the government's infrastructure...
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Zimbabwe to start locally manufacturing buses for mass public transport system

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Zimbabwe will soon start to locally manufacture buses for the mass public transport system as it seeks to revitalise the once vibrant automotive sector. The...
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COVID-19 pandemic spurs Zimbabwe to make improvements in health sector: Minister

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The COVID-19 pandemic, despite its negative impact to the economy, has enabled Zimbabwe to make significant improvements to its health sector, Finance and...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwean president thanks China, Russia for support on sanctions removal

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday thanked China and Russia for standing by Zimbabwe in its consistent call for the unconditional removal of...
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Zimbabwe ‘baffled’ over twelve mysterious elephant deaths

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Zimbabwan wildlife authorities said on Monday they had been left baffled by the deaths of 12 elephants in Pandamasue Forest in the west of...
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Zimbabwe’s teachers press for salary hike before schools reopen

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One of the largest teacher unions in Zimbabwe said Sunday its members will not resume work when schools reopen next month as per government's...
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Zimbabwe targets to boost production of grain

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The Zimbabwe government has set a target to boost grain production for the 2020-21 cropping season, providing farmers with assistance wherever necessary, amid prospects...
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China continues to be on frontline in assisting Zimbabwe’s fight against COVID-19

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As Zimbabwe battles with COVID-19 which has so far caused the loss of 152 lives from 5,815 infections, China continues to be one of...
Zimbabwe Dollar

Zimbabwe civil servants demand salary negotiations with employer

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The umbrella body of Zimbabwe's civil servants, the Apex Council, on Wednesday demanded the resumption of wage negotiations with the government that was last...
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Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases surpass 5,000

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Zimbabwe's COVID-19 cases have reached 5,072 after 82 new cases were recorded on Saturday. In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwe celebrates 40th Heroes’ Day anniversary

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Zimbabweans celebrated the 40th anniversary of Heroes' Day on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the nation. Held without the usual festivities and...
Traditional Medicine

Zimbabweans seek traditional medicine amid pandemic

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With the costs for formal health care skyrocketing at the backdrop of an economic crisis that has seen inflation skyrocketing to more than 700...
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Zimbabwe national broadcaster suspends normal programming after staff member tests positive to COVID-19

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National broadcaster ZBC on Wednesday announced the suspension of normal programming after a member of staff at its national broadcasting center in Harare tested...
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Zimbabwe’s minister dies a few days after driver succumbed to COVID-19

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Zimbabwe's Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri died Wednesday morning, a few days after his driver succumbed to COVID-19. President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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Zimbabwe cancels holiday gatherings due to COVID-19

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Zimbabweans will mark Heroes' Day and Defense Forces Day without gatherings this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have said. "There will be no...
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Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 28

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Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 28 after two more people succumbed to the virus on Thursday. In an update on...
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UN concerned about rights violations in Zimbabwe during pandemic

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The United Nations Human Rights Commission (OHCHR) said on Friday it is concerned that authorities in Zimbabwe are using the coronavirus pandemic to clamp...
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Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases surpass 2,000

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe is now 2,034 after 214 people tested positive Wednesday. Of the new cases, 124 are...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwe imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew amid spike in local COVID-19 infections

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday announced a raft of more strict lockdown measures including imposing a curfew to curb rising cases of...
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Zimbabwe orders closure of tertiary institutions to combat spread of COVID-19

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The Zimbabwe government on Tuesday ordered suspension of face-to-face lectures on campus and directed all tertiary institutions to close and proceed with e-learning in...
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Water shortages compound Zimbabweans’ COVID-19 woes

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Battling a pandemic and the worst economic crisis in a decade, residents of Epworth, a town south-east of Zimbabwe's capital Harare find themselves saddled...
People walk along a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 27, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced a 21-day national lockdown starting from Monday as part of the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuliang)

Only civil servants providing essential services to report for work in Zimbabwe as COVID-19...

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The Zimbabwe government has ordered that only civil servants providing essential services should report for work, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise and surpassed...