News & Analysis: Zimbabwe

COVID-19: Disabled in Zimbabwe cry for attention

“Mevion Chawota, 29, whose both hands and legs are not working said his community will remain at the periphery, even during the vaccination drive. He complained that nobody came to their rescue during the lockdown.”

via Anadolu Agency

Zimbabwe to Buy 1.8 Million Sinopharm Vaccines, President Says

“Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the country will buy 1.8 million vaccines from China’s Sinopharm Group Co. ‘Procurement plans for other vaccines from India and Russia are also advanced,’ he said.”

via Bloomberg

Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines

“Africa has weathered the pandemic relatively well, in part because of its young population. But now, the rollout of vaccines has put rich countries at a definitive advantage. Many have bet on several vaccines and signed contracts for enough doses to immunize their populations several times over, constraining supplies for the rest of the world.”

via Science

Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique succumbs to COVID-19

“Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Mozambique, retired Maj-Gen Douglas Nyikayaramba, has died of COVID-19 complications. Nyikayaramba, 64, was on leave when he died in Harare, becoming the fourth military general to lead the 2017 putsch against the late Robert Mugabe to succumb to the virus.”

via Sunday Times

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 kills another former minister

“The novel coronavirus claimed the life of another former minister in Zimbabwe on Sunday night, his family announced Monday. Tendai Savanhu, a former deputy minister for Lands and Resettlement, was 52 years of age.”

via Anadolu Agency

In Zimbabwe, fourth Cabinet member dies of COVID-19 amid surge

“Four Zimbabwean Cabinet ministers have died of COVID-19, three within the last two weeks, highlighting a resurgence of the disease that is sweeping through this southern African country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the coronavirus was reaping a ‘grim harvest’ in the country.”

via Los Angeles Times

Zimbabwe orders most civil servants to work from home

“Following death of two ministers from COVID-19, only 10% of government workers will be allowed to work at offices.”

via Anadolu Agency

COVID-19: Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo’s death ‘a wake-up call’ for Zimbabwe

“Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday as the country battles to contain a spike in cases. Moyo, known for announcing the military intervention in 2017 that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule, dies in a Harare clinic after contracting the virus that has killed hundreds of people in Zimbabwe.”

via Daily Maverick

COVID-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

“Due to a spike in cases, Zimbabwe’s government imposed a level 4 lockdown last week. By Monday, Zimbabwe had recorded more than 22 000 cases and 528 deaths, the majority recorded since December.”

via Mail and Guardian

Zimbabwe: Lockdown amid COVID-19 surge has no support for people

“With most of Zimbabwe’s population employed in the informal sector, there are fears there could be widespread hunger as the government did not announce any plans to support citizens who will not be able to work during the lockdown.”

via The Africa Report