MSU Releases Exams Schedule

THE University would like to advise final year students that plans for opening our campuses in preparation for the end of semester examinations are at an advanced stage. Remote teaching for these classes will continue until 19 June 2020. Thereafter, students will return to campus under a phased approach. Please take note that only registered students will be allowed to write examinations. MSU Student ID cards will be required for entry into University premises to reduce the risk of entry by unauthorised persons. Campus accommodation is mandatory for every undergraduate…

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28 Million Surgeries Could Be Cancelled worldwide: The Collateral Damage To Other Medical Services

THE current COVID-19 pandemic is the defining crisis of our time and has seized the collective attention of the world. However, the potential collateral damage threatens to add to the effects of COVID-19 for years after the post-pandemic period. 28.4 million surgical procedures will be postponed or cancelled according to a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery. The research was performed by a global group of researchers known as the ‘COVIDSurg Collaborative’ that rapidly set up the project in record time and formed one of the largest…

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Covid-19 Information Not Accessible To People With Disabilities

IN as much as strides have been made, and the government claiming that they have put every last resource to ensure that information about Covid-19 reaches every last person in the country, more still needs to be done to improve access to information for People With Disabilities (PWDs), founder and executive director for Deaf Women Agness Chindimba has said. By Munesu Nyakudya “There is a lot of information on the Covid-19 pandemic out there but the problem is that it is not  accessible. For example the information in form of…

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COVID-19 Affects Condom Distribution…Sex Workers Fear For Lives

THE Women Against All Forms Of Discrimination (WAAD), an organisation representing rights of sex workers and women has warned of a possible spike in new HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections during the lockdown period due shortages of condoms and other critical sexual reproductive health (SRH) services. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, WAAD Coordinator, Ms Hazel Zemura said the COVID-19 induced lockdown had affected distribution of essential SRH services especially amongst sex workers who have since moved their trade from clubs and bars to the streets and highways where truck…

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Zim Records First COVID-19 Cases From Prison Inmates

FOUR prison inmates and two prison officers from border prisons at Beitbridge and Plumtree have tested positive for Covid-19 following PCR tests, promoting officials to seal off the two corrections units. SOURCE: THE HERALD Two inmates and one officer are from Plumtree while another pair of inmates and one officer tested positive in Beitbridge. The ongoing testing process throughout the prison system started at the border prisons which have accommodated arrested returnees from other countries. Police have announced that 94 border jumpers — people crossing illegally into Zimbabwe — have…

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