A recent genomic sequencing study has confirmed the prevalence of the South African COVID-19 variant in Zimbabwe, Cabinet announced on Tuesday, as the country gets ready to start vaccinations on February 18. The virulent...
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has taken the Sinopharm vaccine, hoping to boost public confidence as he launched a programme targeting to deliver vaccines to 10 million Zimbabweans. Chiwenga, who is in charge of the...
The government is now allowing private hospitals, clinics and medical aid societies to administer COVID-19 vaccines, as it moves to ramp up inoculations amid a surge of infections. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the...
Zimbabwe will receive US$75 million over the next three years from the Global Fund, towards its efforts to fight COVID-19, Cabinet announced on Tuesday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government says it plans to spend US$100...
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",...
For others, it's discrimination. But others say this is the new reality of business and industrial relations under COVID-19. Mandatory vaccinations, around the world, are gaining ground. In July, the head...
Government has sent out a message to its workers: if you're not vaccinated, don't come to work. In July, the Public Service Commission instructed that all heads of ministries ensure that all workers are...
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...
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 plans to buy up to 1.8 million doses of the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said, as the country received its first vaccines Monday.  A consignment of 200,000 doses of the...
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