#JUSTIN: Wrong Time To Cut WHO Funding-UN Boss Warns

THE United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Mr Antonio Gutteres has warned the international community against pulling out financial resources from the World Health Organisation (WHO) at a time when the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa The call comes hours after United States President, Donald Trump announced that the US would be suspending funding WHO operations for allegedly siding with the Chinese government instead of handling the situation in a manner that would have seen the virus not spreading to other parts of the globe. In…

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Mandatory SAZ Certification For Hand Sanitisers, Face Masks And All PPE Looms

THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) in collaboration with the government of Zimbabwe, are working on a new law that will make it compulsory for all producers of hand sanitisers, face masks, face shields and Protective Personal Clothing (PPE) to have their products certified before hitting the market. By Michael Gwarisa The move is set to improve products safety and trust among citizens amidst reports that some brands for examples Hand Sanitisers were endangering lives of users and in some cases highly flammable and damaging to the skin. In an…

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Local Firm Produces Reusable Face Shields For Use During COVID-19

LOCAL medical consumables manufacturing and distribution firm, Medical Solutions Zimbabwe has embarked on an extensive production of Face Shields and personal protective equipment devices that are used by medical personal for protection of the facial area from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids. By Michael Gwarisa According to American epidemiologists and physicians, Face Shields are more effective protection against the COVID-19 compared to face masks.  Face shields are generally not used alone, but in conjunction with other protective equipment and are therefore classified as adjunctive personal protective equipment. In…

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Trump Suspends Funding WHO For Mishandling COVID-19

UNITED States President Donald Trump announced Tuesday a suspension of US funding to the World Health Organization because he said it had covered up the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in China before it spread around the world. Trump told a press conference that  he was instructing his administration to halt funding while “a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.” According to Trump, the WHO prevented transparency over the outbreak and the United States —…

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