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Taskforce engages local pharmacies to start home deliveries of prescriptions for COVID-19 patients

Over the course of the last week, the Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce have engaged with Local Pharmacies to start home delivery services of prescriptions, especially for COVID-19 positive patients. This has been done in an effort to contain and prevent the spread of infection whilst assisting those who have tested positive for COVID-19. As soon …

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The Rapid Response Team continues to work tirelessly to service the Victoria Falls Community

Residents of Victoria Falls have been requested by the Victoria Falls COVID-19 Taskforce to stay home if presenting any symptoms of COVID-19 and call the Rapid Response Team hotline for assistance. The Victoria Falls Rapid Response team is composed of nurses specialized in the detection of, testing for and treatment of COVID-19. Once a call …

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Zimbabwe increases lockdown measures to combat rising case numbers

On the 2nd January 2021, the government of Zimbabwe announced it would be reimplementing a national lockdown with measures to curb the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases across the country. In his address to the nation, Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Welfare, Constantino Chiwenga, confirmed that there had been a surge …

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Fastjet announces interim schedule changes

Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced interim changes to its schedule, following concerns around the COVID-19 resurgence and the identification of new strains. Extended curfews in both Zimbabwe and South Africa has affected travel planning, and as a result the airline has temporarily adjusted its schedules to accommodate customers’ journeys to and from airports, whilst adapting to …

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VIDEO: ‘In absence of tourists, Victoria Falls residents come together to explore their own city’

December is usually one of the busiest periods for Zimbabwe’s tourism hub of Victoria Falls, with typical hotel occupancies of around 90%. This year, following the downturn in tourism as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tourism community has been hard hit. Businesses, livelihoods and local communities have all been impacted. In an extraordinary …

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Future Traveller Sentiment Report Released

This report is based on an international trade survey conducted between 15 October 2020 and 15 November 2020 by ‘We Are Victoria Falls’ on behalf of the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MECTHI) and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA). The report provides a regular snapshot of data for the purposes of both public …

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Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit for a good cause

Over the last five months, Bruce Wilkes and Clive Wakefield, local residents of Victoria Falls, have held four “Handmade, Homemade & Food Fair” markets to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that existed before, and has arisen in the town throughout the covid-19 pandemic, with all entry fees to the market supporting the Victoria Falls Old Age …

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World class Rescue & Evacuation: ACE Air & Ambulance annual training challenge takes place in Matabeleland North

ACE Air & Ambulance (Pvt) Ltd is an internationally accredited air ambulance operator, with multiple bases throughout Zimbabwe, that specialises in emergency evacuation, remote rescue and recovery throughout Southern Africa and beyond. Every Year the team at ACE Air & Ambulance Zimbabwe undergo an extensive week of training and team building challenges, each year in …

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Covid-19 PCR Testing now available at Victoria Falls Airport

Lancet Clinical Laboratories have set-up a laboratory test site at the Victoria Falls Airport in order to provide Covid-19 PCR Tests for travellers arriving into the tourism hub of Zimbabwe. As per the Ministry of Health and Child Care requirements, all regional and international travellers arriving into Zimbabwe will be required to produce a negative …

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Airlines now flying into Victoria Falls

Following the re-opening of Zimbabwe’s Airports to International travellers, we have put together a list of the airlines currently flying into Victoria Falls. AIRLINE SOURCE ROUTING SCHEDULE Ethiopian Airlines International Addis – Ndola – Victoria Falls Wednesdays and Saturdays Fastjet Domestic Harare – Victoria Falls Thursdays and Sundays Air Zimbabwe Domestic Harare – Victoria Falls …