#COVID-19: Zim Tightens Lockdown, Schools Reopening Deferred, Economy Reopening Halted

GOVERNMENT has announced tighter lockdwon restrictions in the wake of spiking COVID-19 infections and deaths. By Michael Gwarisa This was revealed by Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa during a pots cabinet media briefing today. “Cabinet is disturbed by the spike in COVID-19 locally transmitted cases and the number of deaths recorded. To curb the increase in transmissions as well as deaths from COVID-19, the following measures were adopted: (a) that the current lockdown restrictions will be tightened, while localised lockdowns are introduced in hotspot areas and…

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Many Governments Handling COVID-19 Carelessly and Infections Could Spike Warns WHO Director

A number of countries could be headed for trying times ahead regarding COVID-19 infections following indications that most citizens in various countries were flouting World Health Organisation set COVID-19 prevention guidelines.  By Michael Gwarisa In his remarks  during a media briefing, World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Director, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus urged leaders to be vigilant and consistent in communicating the COVI-19 message. Let me blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction. The virus remains public enemy number one, but the actions of many governments and people do…

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Networks Of People Living With HIV Plug The Gap In Essential Services As Weak Health Systems Struggle To Cope With COVID-19

AS health systems the world over are buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, volunteers and activists from the HIV movement have stepped in to ensure that essential services continue. A survey by GNP+, ICW and Y+ Global has found that networks of people living with HIV are using innovative ways to ensure their peers and their communities continue to have access to the critical services that they need. The results of the survey, released today in our report Living with HIV in the time of COVID-19, show how governments are focusing…

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#Covid-19: Masiyiwa Steps Up Campaign For Use Of Face Masks

BUSINESSMAN and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa has urged people to wear masks in the fight to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus. HealthTimes Reporter This comes at a time the World Health Organisation (WHO) has indicated that wearing masks in public places could provide “a barrier for potentially infectious droplets” By now it should be clear to everybody that the most powerful tool to fight coronavirus infection is the humble Mask,” Masiyiwa said on his Facebook page. “We have to wear Masks for the next 12 months, every day, in…

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Almost 10 million children may never return to school following Covid-19 lockdown- Save The Children Warns

DEEP budget cuts to education and rising poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children out of school forever by the end of this year, with millions more falling behind in learning, Save the Children warns in a new report launched today. Girls are likely to be much worse affected than boys, with many forced into early marriage. As the impacts of the recession triggered by COVID-19 hits families, many children may be forced out of school and into labour markets. In its report, Save…

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