#COVID-19: Zim Records Increase In COVID-19 Local Transmissions As Cases Rise To Seven

ZIMBABWE today recorded an additional two Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of cases to seven amidst indications that increased cases were also being recorded in people without any international travel history,  a sign that local transmissions could be on the rise. By Michael Gwarisa The new cases were announced by Ministry of Health permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva  through a daily COVID-19 update where she said the national microbiology reference laboratory centre today tested 23 samples of which two of the samples turned out positive. Amongst the seven…

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#Coronavirus: Zim Cases Rise To Seven

WITH Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangangwa announcing the lockdown measures, the country has confirmed seven Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) as of March 27, 2020. By Kudakwashe PembereFrom the seven, one succumbed to the disease. Yesterday, Zimbabwe had five COVID-19 cases.  All of the latest confirmed cases are in Harare showing mild symptoms. The first confirmed case in Victoria Falls is still mildly ill, according to the latest Health Ministry update. “Of the confirmed cases, three are due to contact with an infected individual locally. Our teams are currently seized with enhanced surveillance…

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#BREAKING: Zim Announces 21 Days Lockdown

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has announced a 21 Days lock-down as a measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). By Michael Gwarisa In his Civid-19 national address, President  Mnangagwa said the lock-down would allow health authorities to deal with the unfolding crisis which has already claimed one life and infected five more. The Lockdown is as  follows: Security services to be deployed and essential civil servants will be the only ones to be allowed free movements. All movements of people is prohibited with the exception of Ministers, Heads of Ministries…

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US Pledges US$470 000 Towards Fighting Covid-19 In Zimbabwe

The United States has pledged US$470,000 to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. As of Friday, March 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) said over 530,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide and more than 24,000 people have died from the disease — the majority from China. Zimbabwe declared its first case last weekend. Soon after this declaration, Zimbabwe announced two additional confirmed cases and the passing of Zororo Makamba on Tuesday, March 24. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is coordinating with the Government of…

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African Sun Pours ZW$200 000 Towarsa Covid-19

HOTELIER African Sun Limited has joined the COVID-19 Response in Zimbabwe donating items to Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital worth ZW$200 000. Donated were handtowels, bath mats, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases to assist with the plight of COVID 19. Handover was done by Monomotapa Hotel GM Valentine Halimana on behalf of the MD and received by Harare City Mayor Cllr Hebert Gomba

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NBSZ Enforces Social Distancing For Blood Donors

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has introduced a raft of measures among them social distancing to curb the spread as well as prevent contamination of blood and blood products with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). By Michael Gwarisa NBSZ Chief Executive Officer Ms Lucy Marowa said blood was a daily need and despite the fact that Zimbabwe and the world is grappling with Covid-19, blood remains a necessity. As a key player in the Zimbabwe health sector, NBSZ takes the well-being of blood donors, colleagues, customers and blood partners seriously.…

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#JUSTIN: South Africa Records Tow First Covid-19 Deaths

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

SOUTH Africa has recorded two mortalities who succumbed to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) making it the second Southern African country after Zimbabwe. By Kuda Pembere South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize this morning announced that one died at a Private Institution with the other at a Public Health facility. “This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19. “These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital,”…

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#COVID-19: Anxiety and Coping With The Coronavirus In Zimbabwe

WHEN news of the coronavirus broke at the end of last year, and as the stories from the outbreak became more alarming over time, most people are anxious on the possibilities of the pandemic reaching this country. The Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic is becoming a brutal psychological test. This is a dreadful moment with a potentially deadly pathogen on the loose. This public health crisis can take a mental toll on people, especially those struggling with common mental health disorders (CMHD) such as anxiety, depression and other conditions. By Dr…

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#COVID-19 Has Exposed The Fragility Of Our Economies

THE human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social and developmental. Our response must be urgent, coordinated and on a global scale, and should immediately deliver help to those most in need. By Guy Rider, Director General ILO From workplaces, to enterprises, to national and global economies, getting this right is predicated on social dialogue between governments and those on the front line – the employers and workers. So that the 2020s don’t become…

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