The US's Centres for Disease Control (CDC) now ranks Zimbabwe among safe countries with the lowest COVID-19 risk for travellers, according to an updated travel advisory. Zimbabwe has moved to Level 1, "Low Risk",...
Tests have confirmed the presence in Zimbabwe of B.1.617, the COVID-19 variant first identified in India, the Ministry of Health says.  VP Constantino Chiwenga said in a statement today that tests conducted on samples...
By Lean Startup Co Less Than 21% of Rural Zimbabwe is Electrified. Once the sun sets, which happens remarkably quickly in this southern African country, if you don’t live in an...
Zimbabwe began its COVID-19 vaccination programme on February 18, 2021. In this report, the Public Health Information Lab (PHILA), a public health initiative of newZWire, looks at the country’s vaccine procurement plan; what vaccines...
Zimbabwe is buying Sinovac vaccines at US$10 a shot, spending US$12 million on the vaccines received from the Chinese manufacturer so far, government says. The country has so far bought a total of 1,2...
In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, states and countries battled each other for scarce medical supplies in what governors and executives called a high-seas black market, exposing the woeful inadequacy of the global supply chain.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has written to Russian President Vladimir Putin about a contract to buy Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine doses, according to Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Moscow. Russia has already pledged a donation of 12,000 doses of its Sputnik V...
Zimbabwe will target the education sector, religious leaders and people with chronic illnesses to ramp up the country's slow COVID-19 vaccination programme after 400,000 more vaccine doses arrived from China on Tuesday. A consignment...
Government will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to groups that had been targeted for the second phase of the rollout, Cabinet said, a sign of slower-than-expected uptake of vaccines. The second phase includes staff in...
Private companies can now import COVID-19 vaccines for staff and for donations, but all procurement will be done through government, according to new guidelines just issued by Cabinet. In a statement on Tuesday, government...
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