Warm Climate Could Act In Zim’s Favor In The Face Of Coronavirus

A Chinese doctor in the country says Zimbabweans have nothing to panic given they have a warm climate and clean air on their side  in the event that Corona virus strikes. By Kudakwashe Pembere Dr Yuandong Jiang, a cardiologist from the 17th Chinese Cohort in the country said while this no reason to celebrate, Zimbabwe nonetheless needs to be prepared. “You see Zimbabwe is a beautiful place. The weather is good. There is enough sunshine good enough to kill the viruses and bacteria because these pathogens don’t like the sun.…

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80 Percent Of Zimbabweans Have Hypertension, Chinese Doctor Says

ZIMBABWEANS are at high risk of developing coronary heart diseases with many of them having hypertension as a risk factor, a cardiologist said on Monday. By Kudakwashe Pembere Dr Yuandong Jiang, a cardiologist from the 17th Chinese Medical team in the country is of the opinion that about 80 percent of Zimbabweans suffer from hypertension. He said this at a training workshop for the country’s health sector on preparedness and response of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). He said the possible effects of the coronavirus to the cardiovascular system were hypertension,…

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Japan To Start Using ARVs To Treat Coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga arrives at the ceremony site where Emperor Naruhito will report the conduct of the enthronement ceremony at the Imperial Sanctuary inside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is aiming to start trials soon using an HIV treatment for the coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday. “We’re currently preparing to start clinical trials using HIV medication on the novel coronavirus,” Suga, the government’s top spokesman, said at a daily press briefing. He added that he could not comment on how long it would take for the new drug to be approved. Japan now has seen over 500 coronavirus cases, with more than 450 of them from a cruise ship docked in…

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