#COVID-19 WHO Declares Coronavirus Disease A Pandemic

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a global pandemic. The COVID-19 viral disease has swept into at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people. “In the past two weeks, the number of cases of #COVID19 outside 🇨🇳 has increased 13-fold & the number of affected countries has tripled. “There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, & 4,291 people have lost their lives,” said DrTedros #coronavirus This is the first pandemic caused by coronavirus,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. As he…

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Legislators Worried About Zim Airport Coronavirus Preparedness

PARLIAMENTARIANS have raised concerns over Robert Gabriel Mugabe (RGM) International Airport’s preparedness to handle the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) should it come in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere These reveletaions were made during  Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care tour of RGM International Airport and Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital on Wednesday. Speaking to the media after the tour, Parliament Health Committee chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said she had some concerns including Immigration officers at the airport wearing wrong masks. The officers wore surgical masks which are flat instead of N95…

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Russia Avails US$1.5 Million For Zim’s Food Assistance

Russian Ambassador (centre) Mr Eddie Rowe (Right) and Mr Erasmus Gapara (left)

THE Russian Federation has donated an amount to the tune of US$1.5 million for the purchase of over a thousand metric tons (MT) of food to support the affected communities in Hwange, Nkayi and Zvishavane Districts in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa The food items will be distributed by the World Food Program (WFP) in the mentioned three districts amidst indications that some 5.5 million rural people, or 59 percent of the rural population, is at risk and requires emergency food assistance from January to April, the peak of the lean…

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