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WATCH: Killer caught on CCTV laughing with friend before stabbing him

A killer and the friend he murdered were captured on film laughing together shortly before he stabbed him to death with a large 'Rambo'-style knife. Sean Bulle was arrested in Shrewsbury two days after he stabbed Paulius Petrasiunas, 25, outside a flat when he became irritated with him following a drug deal.
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WHO Chief Scientist Urges People Not to Panic Over Omicron

GENEVA (Reuters) -The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist told the Reuters Next conference on Friday that people should not panic over the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant and said it was too early to say if vaccines would need to be reworked. Soumya Swaminathan told the conference
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The first positive Omicron COVID-19 variant confirmed in the U.S.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed to have reached the United States with it’s first positive case on Dec. 1, 2021. Despite Biden enacting a travel ban for non-U.S. citizens arriving from eight African countries last Monday, the CDC confirmed yesterday that the Omicron variant was detected in California from an individual who had recently returned from South Africa on Nov. 22.

5 more passengers from ‘at risk’ countries test positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai, number reaches 9

Concerns rose in Maharashtra state as five other people who arrived in Mumbai from “at-risk countries” tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. Suresh Kakani, civic body’s additional municipal commissioner, said the number of travelers who tested positive on arrival in Mumbai are...
Travel Weekly

Exodus Travels launches collection of tours with experts for 2022

Exodus Travels has brought out a new collection of small-group tours accompanied by experts for 2022. The adventure tour operator is featuring 22 tours in its Exodus Expeditions collection. These range from searching for snow leopards in the Himalayas, to sampling wine in Portugal, learning about conservation in Zimbabwe and...

Police Issue Stern Warning On Observing Curfew Hours & New Lockdown Restrictions

Police Issue Stern Warning On Observing Curfew Hours & New Lockdown Restriction. The Zimbabwe Republic Police have issued a stern warning to members of the public to observe the new curfew hours and the new Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. This comes after the government imposed a 9 pm – 6 am curfew as well a mandatory 10-day quarantine for all visitors and returning residents.
Mining MX

Tharisa ready to step into the big time with $300m Zimbabwe PGM project

THARISA is forecast to double its cash flow with the commissioning its $55m ‘Vulcan’ chrome processing unit in 2022, but it’s in Zimbabwe where it will get a shot at the portfolio transformation CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says is his long-term target for the company. Karo Platinum, in which Tharisa has...

Zimbabwe: One more country with presence of omicron variant

Zimbabwean Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care Constantino Chiwenga has confirmed the presence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the country. He has urged the nation to step up vigilance and adherence to Covid-19 prevention and mitigation measures to curb a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Zimbabwe confirms presence of Omicron variant

Zimbabwe is among the southern African countries facing travel bans over Omicron. Zimbabwe has confirmed the presence of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the country. Speaking on state TV, Vice-President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga said that it followed genome sequencing but gave no further details. New Covid cases rose...

Public Health Lock-down Order : Omicron Amendments

Public Health Lock-down Order : Omicron Amendments. Following the appearance of a new variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, the Government announced further lock-down measures on Tuesday 30th November and gave them legal effect by enacting them in a statutory instrument yesterday. The new instrument (SI 267/2021 gazetted on 1st December ) can be accessed on the Veritas website [link] and so can a consolidated version of the Lock-down Order incorporating the latest changes [link].

Zimbabwe: VaMnangagwa Vopa Mudzimai Chinzvimbo Chakakosha chePolitiburo

ZANU PF’s first secretary, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has elected his wife, Auxillia, to the politburo as surprise reshuffle. She replaces expelled Prisca Mufumira as the new secretary of Zanu-PF for Environment and Tourism. Outspoken war veteran association chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa has been appointed secretary for information & publicity to replace...

Zimbabwe Confirms Omicron Case, Sticks to Tough Restrictions

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's government, which has confirmed the presence of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the country, has ruled out easing its new tough restrictions on visitors and returning citizens as it tries to contain the new variant. The country's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga - who is also...

Zimbabwe’s Main Airport Operating Without Radar – Lawmaker

Planes are landing at Zimbabwe’s main international airport without any radar systems to guide air traffic controllers, a lawmaker said in a video released Friday. “We cannot continue to operate without a proper radar system. It is very dangerous in terms of security,” said Oscar Gorerino, head of the parliament’s budget committee, during a parliament session recorded on Thursday.

Indonesia Extends Mandatory Quarantine For International Arrivals Again

International visitors to Indonesia will now be required to quarantine for 10 days upon entry as announced by Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Coordinator of Maritime and Investment Minister. This new policy which begins Friday, December 3, has been implemented due to the anticipation of the new COVID-19 variant Indonesia. In...

Caledonia Gets VFEX Listing

Global mineral giant, Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc has become the latest company to list on the foreign currency denominated Victoria Falls Stock Exchange (VFEX) and has issued 620 000 shares for local investors uptake. The company joins Seed Co International and Padenga Holdings on the country’s secondary bourse since its...