#JUSTIN: Zimbabwe Covid-19 Cases Rise To 5

ZIMBABWE’S Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has announced that confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have  risen to five. By Michael Gwarisa Health Permanent Secretary, Dr Agenes Mahomva said the National Microbiology Reference  Laboratory Center today tested 65 samples and two of these samples tested positive for the Covid-19. Among the 65 samples tested today, was the repeat test for the sample from the individual whom we reported previously as an inconclusive result. Today, he tested negative for COVID-19. “Therefore to date, Zimbabwe has five confirmed cases of COVID-19, including…

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#COVID-19: Share Correct Information To Avoid Stigma & Discrimination

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has called on government and its stakeholders to be consistent in theory information dissemination processes to curd stigma and discrimination associated with the virus. By Michael Gwarisa CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said in as much as they  commend the government for putting additional precautionary measures against the possible spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), there should be a systematic means of sharing information to the public. Zimbabwe has so far recorded three confirmed cases of the disease which has killed thousands of…

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#BREAKING: We Never Admitted A Covid-19 Patient Says Avenues Clinic

THE Avenues Clinic has rebuffed social media claims that a male Coronavirus (Covid-19) patient from Zimre Park died while admitted at their facility. By Kuda Pembere In the early hours of Thursday morning, social media was awash with information suggesting that indeed  a patient had died at the Avenues, after  social media users  had posted on their  Facebook and Twitter accounts that Avenues Clinic was handling a COVID-19 case. In a statement, The Avenues clinic said this was fake news. The Avenues Clinic has noted with great concern fake news…

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Harare City Commences Makamba’s Alleged Abuse Investigations

HARARE City has begun investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Zororo Makamba who succumbed to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). By Kuda Pembere It’s not a post-mortem per se but a probe on allegations that James Makamba’s son’s ill-health was neglected. “Harare City Council is instituting investigations in what happened at Wilkins Hospital when the late Mr Zororo Makamba was admitted. The investigation follows comments by the Makamba family over allegations of impropriety in the manner the patient was handled,” said the Council. Harare City also advised its stakeholders that despite…

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Zim Student Dies Of Covid-19

WASHINGTON. — A Zimbabwean student at St. Andrews University in the United States has died of coronavirus, according to a family spokesperson, Takudzwa Mandaza. Mandaza said his 19-year-old cousin, Melissa Jacqueline, died yesterday. He said the family is devastated by the death of Melissa, whose mother lives in Michigan, USA. Mandaza could not say when Melissa will be laid to rest. “Her dad passed on a while back and she was in Michigan with her mum and other siblings studying at St. Andrews University. “She was asthmatic and she tested…

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Health Ministry Identifies St Annes Hospital For Covid-19 Patients Management

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) has set its eyes on St Annes Hospital as an additional Coronavirus (Covid-19) management centre as government seeks to boost capacity to contain the deadly virus. By Michael Gwarisa The Covid-19 has to date claimed close to 20000 lives and infected hundreds of thousands across the globe including Zimbabwe where the virus has infected three people and claimed  one life already. In a communique addressed to the St Annes management, health permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva said  they were ready to refurbish…

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