China virus death toll nears 1,400, six health workers among victims

THE death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country’s struggle to contain a deepening health crisis. Nearly 64,000…

French Oscars academy promises reforms after Polanksi row

FRANCE’s Cesar Academy, which awards its version of the Oscars, was in crisis Friday after its entire board resigned, overwhelmed by a series of rows that have infuriated both women’s…

Coronavirus: New China figures highlight toll on medical staff

CHINESE officials have given figures for health workers infected with coronavirus, amid concerns about shortages of protective equipment. Six health workers have died and 1,716 have been infected since the…

Zimbabwe to publish year on year inflation this month

By ZBC Reporter ZIMBABWE will start publishing year-on-year inflation statistics from this month, with the February 2019 to February 2020 figure expected next month. This follows the building of data…

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

CORONAVIRUS cases are not rising dramatically outside China despite a spike in Hubei province, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. The only exception was on a cruise liner docked in…

Japan lets some passengers leave ship for quarantine on land

JAPAN on Friday began allowing elderly passengers who test negative for the new coronavirus to leave a quarantined cruise ship and finish their isolation in government-designated lodging. Japan’s government has…

Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C

SCIENTISTS in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher…

Minister Matiza tours Aviation Ground Services

By ZBC Reporter Government says it will address the needs of the aviation industry as it is critical in the country’s economic transformation agenda. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister, Honourable…

Zimbabwe in bid to regain regional markets

BY ZBC Reporter THE government has endorsed a regional export drive by the private sector targeted at regaining profitable markets. Research conducted last year by Zimtrade showed Zimbabwe stands to…

RBZ dismisses devaluation of currency claims

By ZBC Reporter THE Central Bank has dismissed claims that the local currency has been devalued. In a statement, the Reserve bank of Zimbabwe is advising the public to disregard…