News & Analysis: Zimbabwe

Surviving COVID-19: Fragility, Resilience and Inequality in Zimbabwe

“In thinking about COVID-19 in Zimbabwe, and in Africa more broadly, three dimensions are important – fragility, resilience and inequality. It may be that obvious fragilities are counteracted to some extent by capacities to adapt and be resilient, but this depends on who you are and where you live.”

via African Arguments

Zimbabwe orders total lockdown from Monday to combat coronavirus

“Zimbabwe will impose a nationwide lockdown for 21 days from Monday to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and security forces may be deployed to enforce it.”

via Reuters

Five Myths about Coronavirus in Africa

“The spread of the coronavirus in Africa has been accompanied by pervasive misinformation. Fact-checking and ongoing public service communications by all actors are needed to curb the costs of these myths… here are five common myths that have been circulating about COVID-19 in Africa.”

via Africa Center for Strategic Studies

The death of a young journalist from coronavirus is blamed on Zimbabwe’s weak health system

“Zimbabwe is mourning the death of a young star TV journalist Zororo Makamba soon after he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Harare.”

via Quartz Africa

In Africa, social distancing is a privilege few can afford

“In South Africa – which declared a national state of disaster because of the pandemic last week – the working classes are navigating how to avoid contamination on cramped public transport on their way to meagre-paying jobs that often only help them live hand-to-mouth, while the more affluent classes empty large chain stores to stockpile as much food and toilet paper as they can.”

via Al Jazeera