#COVID-19: All Learning Institutions To Be Disinfected Before Reopening

MINISTER of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa has announced that government would soon be disinfecting all institutions of learning ahead schools and reopening scheduled for next month. By Michael Gwarisa In a media briefe, Hon Mutsvangwa said even though most institutions of learning had been turned into quarantine centers for returning citizens plans are already in place to de-congest the institutions and pave way for schools and universities reopening. Currently, some of our learning institutions are being used as quarantine centres.  With regards to the Cabinet decision…

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#COVID-19: Zim Quarantine Centers Now New COVID-19 Hotspots

HEALTH and Child Care Minister. Dr Obadiah Moyo has warned that returnees from foreign countries make up majority of the COVID-19 cases being recorded in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health today, Dr Moyo said the country has of late been receiving more returnees from neighboring South Africa and Botswana. These people who are coming from South Africa and Botswana I really want to point out very clearly that that is our source of danger. As they continue coming in, we can’t stop them because…

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An Uncomfortable Topic – Our Mental Health

I asked a young woman how she was doing during these days of lockdown. She answered that she was having anxiety attacks. I was surprised at her honest response and kudos to her! I wish I would hear more of such responses. I paused for a moment to think how I could respond to her. By Hopolang Phororo I did not want to brush her aside… so, I probed a little more to find out how she felt when she was experiencing these attacks, what triggered them and what she…

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GOAL Zim Launches ECHO Lifesaving Nutrition Programme For Children

GOAL Zimbabwe, through funding from ECHO and in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), has launched a lifesaving nutrition programme which will reach almost a quarter of a million children under the age of five years over the next 12 months. HealthTimes Reporter The Nutrition Emergency Response for Early Detection and Treatment (NERET) project, which will roll out in Masvingo Rural, Bikita, Gutu, Buhera, Mutare Rural and Chipinge Districts, will support 243, 000 children diagnosed with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) with…

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#COVID-19: Zim Lecturers Fret Over Universities Reopening

LECTURERS across most of  Zimbabwe’s state universities have expressed concern over government’s decision to reopen universities at a time the country is battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe currently has 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 amidst indications that the country has not been doing enough in terms of testing, and the reopening of schools and universities  could lead to a spike in new cases in the not so distant future. Government recently announced that schools would reopen mid-june while  universities are set to open on June 1,…

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#COVID-19: WHO Warns Of Second Coronavirus Peak

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has warned of a second peak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) amidst indications that the disease is currently in its first phase of infection the world over. HeanthTimes Reporter Briefing journalists on Monday, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme, said right now, we are “right in the middle of the first wave, globally.” “We’re still very much in a phase where the disease is actually on the way up,” he added. We need to be also cognizant of the fact that the disease…

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