Address by His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa Focus on South Africa …effect on neighbours, Zim in particular

By Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent ● Country remains at Level 3 ● Not yet at peak, ● All taxis on long trips must observe 70% occupancy ● Local taxis to ply at 100% observing all measures ● Alcohol sales prohibited with immediate effect ● Curfew effective Monday 13 July, 2020, 9pm to 4am no travel except from work or seeking medical assistance. ● Ease restrictions on auctions eased, agriculture, parks open for exercises. ● Family visits still prohibited, we note as social beings those with aged parents find it difficult,…

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Zim Reports Steady Improvement In Uptake of Maternal, Reproductive & Adolescents Health Services Under Lockdown

THE ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) says there has been a steady improvement in the uptake of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) for the first time since the national lockdown was effected in March this year. HealthTimes Reporter According to the health ministry, there was a decline in the utilization of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services such as family planning, antenatal care, postnatal care and other reproductive health services, particularly in the month of April 2020. The decline was due to challenges…

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#JUSTIN: Zimbabwe Receives PCR testing kits from China

CHINA has donated 30,000 novel coronaviruses (2019-nCoV) nucleic acid diagnostic kit (PCR-fluorescence probing) to assist the country fight against COVID-19. The Acting Minister of Health and Child Care, Professor Amon Murwira received 1,250 kits each containing 24 tests at R.G. Mugabe International Airport. The Minister expressed gratitude for the donation, saying testing is one of the main pillars in trying to contain this pandemic. “I am very grateful to the People’s Republic of China; we have just received 30, 000 PCR testing kits and since testing is one of the…

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Citizens Need To Assume Responsibility For Prevention As The COVID-19 Pandemic Hits Harder On Zimbabwe

Dr Grant Marewanhema

ITS been six months since the COVID-19 was declared a global health pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, and slightly over four months since it was declared a global pandemic. Today the number of infected people globally stands at an alarming 12.3 million with over 530 000 fatalities. Of course the greatest majority have been reported as recovered, and the outlook is starting to be reassuring in some countries. By Dr Grant Murewanhema However, some countries, notably the Americas, continue to be ravaged, recording several thousands of new…

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