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Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 18:00
In Zimbabwe certification fees for small companies producing Covid-19 PPE have been reduced.
The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) producing Covid-19 Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE). The move is aimed at increasing the number of companies manufacturing PPE and improving the quality of products. Manufacturers of PPE have to be certified by the…
Health, ,
Published 18.06.2020 17:18
In Zimbabwe women are distributing hand sanitizer and hand wash at community boreholes.
A group of women have started distributing hand wash and hand sanitizers and educating members of their communities on Covid-19 at community boreholes. Lynette January one of the women involved in the project says they realized that most people in the country are forced to visit community boreholes on a…
Health, ,
Published 13.06.2020 11:20
In Zimbabwe doctors have taken the government to court over the state of quarantine facilities in the country.
The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has filed an urgent application with the High Court over the state of the country’s quarantine facilities for returning residents. The doctors have criticized the hygiene standards at the facilities and also want the government to put in place measures to…
Health, ,
Published 11.06.2020 10:53
Zimbabwe plans to increase security at its quarantine centres.
The Zimbabwean government has announced that it will increase security at all its quarantine centers to prevent quarantined returnees from escaping. This announcement comes after more than 118 individuals escaped from various quarantine facilities. Returnees at the quarantine facilities have raised numerous concerns about hygiene at these facilities.
Health, ,
Published 03.06.2020 18:15
In Zimbabwe a waste management company is providing clean water in the capital Harare.
Clean City is using tank trucks to distribute water to ensure that citizens are able to comply with Covid-19 hygiene measures. Zimbabweans have been affected by water shortages for over a decade. Most communities rely on boreholes to access clean water however there are concerns about congestion at such boreholes…
Lockdown, Unemployment, ,
Published 02.06.2020 12:57
In Zimbabwe minibus operators have converted their minibuses into mobile grocery shops.
This comes after such minibuses were stopped from operating during the country’s lockdown. Owners of the vehicles are now stocking groceries and vegetables and operating as mobile shops in order to make a living.  The country has been on lockdown since the 30th of March 2020. During the lockdown, Zimbabwe…
Inclusion, ,
Published 01.06.2020 12:01
In Zimbabwe junior coders and engineers have designed a balaclava mask for school children.
Harare Institute of Junior Coders and Engineers which teaches children computer coding, programming, and software engineering has designed a balaclava face mask for school children. The mask was designed to ensure that children cannot remove it and as such prevent them from touching their faces and sharing masks. The organization…
Health, , ,
Published 26.05.2020 10:14
In Zimbabwe, Chinese medical experts have arrived in the country to assist in the fight against Covid-19.
The team of 12 medical experts in the field of respiratory illnesses, infectious diseases, intensive medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, infection control, public health and nursing came from Hunan province to share their experience in fighting Covid-19 with their Zimbabwean counterparts. The team also brought some much needed medical supplies.
Lockdown, ,
Published 23.05.2020 10:24
In Zimbabwe, a woman is feeding people in her neighbourhood who are starving as a result of the country’s lockdown.
Samantha Murozoki, an immigration lawyer, who lives in the high-density area of Chitungwiza, South East of Harare, has taken it upon herself to help the most vulnerable within her community. Since the country’s lockdown, she has been providing meals to those who are unable to feed their families during this…

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