Health & Fitness

Testing Players – Zifa to Engage Govt

ZIFA says testing of players for the coronavirus will only be done upon extensive consultations with key stakeholders including the Government and FIFA. The national association’s Emergency Committee met last week and set August/September as the provisional period in which football activities including the 2020 Premiership season would commence. The …

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Desperate Traders Risk Virus Spread to Smuggle Bales Into Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is clamping down on second-hand clothes imports as cross-border Covid-19 coronavirus infections and smuggling surge. Cross-border traders, who make their living from buying and selling goods sourced from neighbouring countries, are defying lockdown regulations to illegally cross into countries such as South Africa and Mozambique, according to authorities. Monica …

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Testing Players – Zifa to Engage Govt

ZIFA says testing of players for the coronavirus will only be done upon extensive consultations with key stakeholders including the Government and FIFA. The national association’s Emergency Committee met last week and set August/September as the provisional period in which football activities including the 2020 Premiership season would commence. The …

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Sports Commission Looks Beyond Coronavirus

The Sports Commission have said efforts are underway to ensure measures are put in place for a safe environment before the resumption of sport in this country due to the prevailing situation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Sporting activities have been put on hold because of the pandemic …

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Farmers Count Lockdown Losses

racy Simango can only but watch as her fresh produce — months of hard labour — rots away. With prime markets in Harare initially closed, then semi-opened under strict rules, the 45-day (so far) Covid-19 lockdown has been a major blow for smallholder horticulture farming in rural areas. “Most of …

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Holistic Approach to Post-Lockdown Period

It must be a matter of concern that long before the five-week long lockdown is declared officially over, street people — including children — are re-emerging. Everyone is being asked to justify their mission in the central business districts throughout the country, as part of measures to contain the coronavirus …

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Harare Sleeps for the First Time

It is a rare mid-week night and Harare’s Central Business District streets are empty, for, maybe the first time since the city was established as Salisbury in 1890. The hullaballoo of human and vehicular traffic is absent. Gone is the screeching of vehicle tyres, hooters, discography from cars and pubs …

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Mvurwi Hospital Gets $3m for Upgrade

Government has unveiled $3 million towards rehabilitation of Mvurwi Hospital, which has been designated as the Covid-19 Mashonaland Central provincial isolation centre. Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri revealed this when she toured the hospital on Saturday. She said she had been impressed by efforts made by …

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