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Coronavirus - #VERIFIED: partnering with media to tackle misinformation in the fight against COVID-19

Accurate reporting is one of the best tools to stop the spread of COVID-19

“The COVID-19 is a serious health crisis,” says Dr. Alex Gasasira, WHO Representative in Zimbabwe “And in a crisis, people get scared, they seek out information to stay safe. At the same time, a lot of rumours and half-truths get spread around. That is why we see false messages and…

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Coronavirus: UN Country Team in Zimbabwe message on International Day of the Girl Child “My Voice, Our Equal Future”

The prevailing humanitarian and economic challenges in the country, and the added burden of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown that gender inequality continues

Today the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Zimbabwe pays tribute to adolescent girls in the country as the world marks the International Day of the Girl Child under a global theme - “My voice, our equal future”. The 2020 theme calls us to reimagine a better future inspired by…

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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Response - Weekly UN in Zimbabwe Update

Indefinite 12-hour curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time

Government tightens lockdown in response to increasing spread of COVID-19 The Government of Zimbabwe issued a Statutory Instrument (SI 174 of 2020) on 22 July renewing the COVID-19 lockdown, imposing an indefinite 12-hour curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time. The SI notes that except for essential service…

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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Response - Weekly UN in Zimbabwe Update

Intensifying efforts to address the needs of migrant returnees critical to steam COVID-19 pandemic

The international Organization of Migration (IOM) is scaling up operation to respond to the new evolving COVID-19 pandemic challenge in Zimbabwe. Download Report: https://bit.ly/2BLXwSq As co-lead of the Point of Entry pillar, IOM is providing technical support to the government in the COVID-19 National response plan and strengthening national capacity…

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Coronavirus - Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Response - Weekly UN in Zimbabwe Update

Cautious approach to relaxing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

The President of Zimbabwe, H.E Emmerson D Mnangagwa in his address to the nation on COVID-19 today announced that the lockdown remains at Level 2 and noted, “let us begin to further open up, remembering that we all have a role to play.” Under this review, the President said, “we…