Covid-19 fourth wave shuts down Zimbabwe courts as cases reach new high

Deaths remain low despite record 4,996 cases HARARE – Sixteen criminal courts were closed across Zimbabwe on Wednesday and Thursday as Covid-19 infections reached record levels. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) said the closures were “to allow disinfection of premises, testing and contact tracing” after several members of staff tested positive. On Wednesday, Zimbabwe reported 4,996 new Covid-19 infections – the highest daily tally since the virus was first detected in March last year. The previous highest was a day earlier on Tuesday – 2,941. The JSC said the courts that were temporarily closed were the Harare Civil and Criminal … Continue reading Covid-19 fourth wave shuts down Zimbabwe courts as cases reach new high

Zimbabwe Tightens Borders Amid Fears of New Omicron Variant Detected in South Africa, Botswana And Other Nations

Returning Zimbabweans and foreigners visiting the country are now expected to be tested for COVID-19 and be quarantined at their own expense. In a tweet, the Ministry of Information said President Emmerson Mnangagwa introduced these new measures today amid fears of the Omicron virus detected in South Africa, Botswana and other countries. The tweet read in part, “All travelers to Zimbabwe will now have a Covid19 PCR Test at all ports of entry at their cost. All travelers and returning residents will now have a mandatory quarantine at their own cost.” The mandatory quarantine is regardless of the PCR test … Continue reading Zimbabwe Tightens Borders Amid Fears of New Omicron Variant Detected in South Africa, Botswana And Other Nations

Molecule Derived From Poisonous Plant Blocks All SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Cell Cultures

The plant-based antiviral agent thapsigargin (TG), derived from a group of poisonous plants known as ‘deadly carrots’, appears to be effective against all variants of SARS-CoV-2 in the lab – and that includes the quick-spreading Delta variant. A previous study published in February demonstrated that TG can be effective against a host of viruses. Now, this latest work by the same research team confirms that the antiviral also isn’t being outflanked as SARS-CoV-2 evolves. With the emergence of new variants an ongoing possibility, it’s intriguing to observe the continuous efficacy of TG. In tests on cell cultures in the lab, … Continue reading Molecule Derived From Poisonous Plant Blocks All SARS-CoV-2 Variants in Cell Cultures

Majority of Zimbabweans in South Africa face a Bleak future

Staff Reporter Cape Town – Millions of Undocumented Zimbabweans living in South Africa who constitute the majority of the total population of Zimbabweans in that country are facing an uncertain future following plans by the South African government government to introduce vaccination passports that will used to access public places In order to to vaccinate in South Africa one has to have proper documents. There is no option for illegal immigrants to register to vaccinate even though majority of Zimbabweans living in that country are illegal immigrants. Source – http://www.chimurengaradio.com Continue reading Majority of Zimbabweans in South Africa face a Bleak future