Lulu Brenda Harris is a journalist based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Lulu reports on news analysis, politics, health, development and sustainability. She is an innovative thinker with a keen interest on trends taking place in the creative destructive era.
Returnees housed in quarantine centres in Bulawayo have raised concerns of the deplorable conditions at the government facilities, with some complaining of overcrowding, lack of testing and overstaying beyond the mandatory 21 days.
COVID-19 samples are also now conducted at the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory (NTBRL) at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo. But lack of adequate machinery and working space at the health facility, affects output.
Poor yields and recurring drought have forced farmers to focus their energies on growing a variety of lost crops due to little rainfall. These were cultivated extensively in the past but were later overtaken by hybrid crops.
THE decision by the regulator of global wildlife to impose a near ban on sending African elephants to zoos abroad drew an angry response from Zimbabwe.Zimbabwe, is home to the second largest elephant population–84 000 jumbo– in the world after Botswana.