Coronavirus Facts

Coronavirus Facts

Facts courtesy of the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary…

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ALL SET FOR SUSTAINABLE GREEN ENERGY

ALL SET FOR SUSTAINABLE GREEN ENERGY

By Wellington Zimbowa INDEED, Zimbabwe is not only open for Business but for Green Energy as well! Government through the Ministry of Energy and Power Development has taken a formidable step in fostering the adoption of alternative energy. His Excellency President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched the National Renewable Energy Policy (NEP) and the Biofuels Policy Thursday at a ceremony graced by different stakeholders in the civil, corporate and energy sectors. In this particular edition, we shall focus on the National Renewable Energy Policy although both policies have the shared foundation of…

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Joint effort key to curb covird-19

Joint effort key to curb covird-19

By Edward Mukaro Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have hailed and called for concerted efforts between the Government and non-state actors to prevent a calamity in the event of an outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid -19), especially considering the multiple health challenges that the country is already facing. In a statement released by the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) health sector under the Zimbabwe Aids Network (ZAN) and CSOs have come together and came up with a position to counter Covid -19, which will certainly have negative impact on…

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Government urged to prioritize full, productive employment

Government urged to prioritize full, productive employment

By Edward Mukaro THE International Labour Organisation (ILO) has urged governments across the globe, Zimbabwe included, to prioritize full and productive, employment; #DecentWork needs in pursuit of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shocking statistics released by ILO showing what is transpiring in the world of work reveal that 630 million workers are working in poverty, that is less than US$3.20 per day; women earn 0.79cents for every dollar earned by man; 2.78 million workers die each year a result of occupational injuries and illness costing about the 3.94% of…

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Inflation skyrockets as mobile transactions come under close scrutiny- again!

Inflation skyrockets as mobile transactions come under close scrutiny- again!

By Wellington Zimbowa RAMPANT illegal currency dealing now mainly effected through mobile money platforms, which have triggered skyrocketing inflation have jolted government into action as the Currency Stabilisation Task Force (CSFT) has been immediately set up to instill discipline in the financial order of the hard currency hit country. The move brings fresh limelight on mobile money platforms, sparking the 2019 fears over disruption of the financial system that many Zimbabweans have resorted to, due to the high liquidity challenges being experienced in the country. The task-force is expected to…

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Timely child labour statistics key to tame child labour- UN Child Agency

Timely child labour statistics key to tame child labour- UN Child Agency

By Varaidzo Zhakata THE timeous release of child labour statistics ensures that children’s rights and welfare are safeguarded in a sustained manner that advances their quest, the United Nations’ children arm has noted during the launch of the 2019’s Labour Force and Child Labour Survey (LFCLS) conducted by the government’s statistics agency. The agency, ZIMBABWE Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) 2019 survey indicates a child labour prevalence around 28 percent (%) (round figure from 27, 9%, reflecting a 21, 86% decrease from 49, 86% that was recorded in 2014. ZimStats conducts these…

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COVID -19: High profile awards ceremony postponed

COVID -19: High profile awards ceremony postponed

Reporter THE much anticipated Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) 10th Anniversary Celebrations and Awards Gala that had been slated for Victoria Falls this April has been rescheduled to December, as part of wider protective measures taken in the interest of public health, in light of the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid -19), organisers of the event have said. The Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (ZAA) is a global-leading, independent organisation that was founded in 2010 by Conrad Mwanza. Founded by a Zimbabwean in the diaspora Conrad Mwanza, ZAA seeks to recognize, reward and…

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Zim records first Coronavirus case

Zim records first Coronavirus case

BREAKING NEWS By Edward Mukaro ZIMBABWE has recorded its first case of Coronavirus (Covid-19) after a foreigner living in the resort town of Victoria Falls tested positive, yesterday. The infected person, who is originally from the United Kingdom (UK), had been in and out of the southern African country, recently. Speaking on state broadcaster, ZBC Tv last night, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr. Obadiah Moyo said, “ This evening, Friday, March 20, 2020, the National Reference Laboratory at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital confirmed that a suspected case of…

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