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Zimbabwe runs out of funds for corona repatriations

by Staff reporter
03 Jun 2020 at 10:05hrs | Views
Foreign Affairs secretary James Manzou told Parliament that Government no longer has resources to repatriate Zimbabweans affected by the coronavirus pandemic abroad.

Manzou said the ministry never had a budget for repatriations but had engaged the business community and well-wishers for help.

He said that a request for US$300 000 from the Finance Ministry to buy tickets for Zimbabweans in China had not been approved. He however noted that some of the Zimbabweans were funding themselves to come back home. He also said to date, 37 Zimbabweans had succumbed to Covid-19 in the UK, most of whom were working in the health sector.

Source - Daily News

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