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...
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...
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...
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been proved to have high efficacy against the coronavirus strain first detected in South Africa, the companies said in a joint announcement. Pfizer and BioNTech's updated analysis of the...
Chinese vaccine makers Sinopharm and Sinovac have presented data on their COVID-19 vaccines indicating levels of efficacy that would be compatible with those required by the World Health Organisation, the chair of a WHO advisory panel said...
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...
It has been a year since Zimbabwe’s first recorded its first case of coronavirus. A year later, 1510 people have died, and a total of 36 652 cases have been recorded. Like elsewhere around...
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...
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