Mandatory Rapid Testing For All Employees As Economy Partially Opens

MINISTER of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, during a media briefing yesterday, announced Government’s plans for a mandatory Covid-19 rapid testing for all employees in order to combat the spread of the viral disease. In order to test more people, Government has included mission and local authority health institutions to carry out Covid-19 testing. “Designated Government, mission hospitals and local authority institutions that conduct routine screening and medical examinations for workers will now also conduct COVID rapid testing,” said Dr Moyo. Dr Moyo said the decentralisation process has…

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Deforestation, Pollution Drive Zim’s Medicinal Herbs Into Near Extinction

EXTRACTION of medicines from the natural vegetation for both traditional and scientific medical purposes is under threat owing to uncontrolled deforestation and environmental pollution by industries, a top traditional healer has said. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking in an interview with HealthTimes, Mr Friday Chishanyu, the president for the Zimbabwe National Practitioners Association (ZINPA), an organisation which represents traditional healers including herbalists said unlike in the old days, they now have to travel long distances in search of herbs owing to deforestation and the effects of climate change. We now have…

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Zim COVID-19 Funds Looted

GOVERNMENT has raised alarm over the looting of funds meant for combating the COVID-19 disease in the country by government ministries and departments under the guise of domestic allowances. By Michael Gwarisa In a letter addressed to various departments and ministries, Finance and economic development ministry permanent secretary, George Guvamatanga said there  has been an increase in payment runs requesting for processing of domestic allowances narrated as COVID-19 payments during the lockdown period. As you are aware, the pronouncement of the lockdown through statutory Instrument 81 and 82 clearly called…

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