273 New COVID-19 Cases & Three Deaths Recorded Today

ZIMBABWE today recorded 273 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number cases recorded the the pandemic was reported in Zimbabwe to 1362. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily sitrep, these new cases include returnees from South Africa (12), Mozambique (1) and 260 local cases who are isolated. Due to a backlog of sample processing at NTBRL, Bulawayo Province has reported 231 cases today which were collected over the last seven days but were not processed. “These cases will be distributed in the…

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VanaChiremba Vakuru Voratidzira Nenyaya Yekushaya Zvipfeko Zve COVID-19

VANACHIREMBA vakuru vanoshandira muzvipatara zveHurumende, vazivisa kuti vachaisa pasi mapadza ebasa mushure mekunge vamwe vavo vawana utachiona hweCOVID-19 vari pabasa. Mutsamba yavakanyorera mukuru akafanobata chigaro chegurukuta ravanoshandira reUtano Nekurerwa Kwakanaka Kwevana, Muzvinafundo Amos Murwira, musi weChitatu 14 Chikunguru, 2020 vakati tinokuzivisai kuti mukupera kwemazuva gumi nemana, tichaisa tsvimbo dzebasa, mapadza nenhava pasi kana kuchema kwedu kwatadza kunzwikwa. Vakuru vakati mwana asingacheme anofira mubereki. Na Catherine Murombedzi Nekuda kwekushaya simba kunomuka mari yemuno yaita musi nezuva, mari yemuno inotambirwa nanamukoti vakuru haichina basa zvachose. Mari yavanotambira yasiiwa kure kure mumujawo nemitengo,…

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Youth and COVID-19 Diaries: Tutoring brother, nursing granma and learning a new language

Zimbabwe: 28-year-old Sharon Fadzai Muchena’s Story Date of diary session:   “My main worry right now is whether my sanitary [products] will take me through to the end of lockdown.” After COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the government of Zimbabwe issued a number of statutory instruments in March this year. One of these imposed a curfew and bans on public gatherings. Zimbabwe has joined other countries in a total lockdown. Today is day 40 and I am locked down with my family (my mom, dad and siblings).…

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#JUSTIN: Harare Council Clinics Peg Consultation Fees In USD

CITY of Harare health institutions have announced a new United States Dollars (USD) based payment regime for clinical and hospital consultations. HealthTimes Reporter Through their official micro-blogging platform, City of Harare said its clinic and hospital consultation fees will now be pegged against the prevailing inter-bank or an unequal in USD. Adults pay an equivalent of US$5 inter-bank rate. Adults pay an equivalent of US$5 while children pay US$3. Maternity fees are pegged at US$25. “The local component ZWL will vary on a weekly basis depending with the weekly USD…

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Senior Doctors To Down Tools Over Lack Of Protective Equipment As More Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19

ZIMBABWE’S senior doctors have given government up to July, 29, 2020 to resolve the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage in the wake of a raging Coronavirus disease which has infected more than 1000 people in the country. By Michael Gwarisa The country currently has 1089 COVID-19 cases and of these cases, 18 are health personnel from various health institutions in the country largely due to lack of adequate PPE, a move which has pushed the specialist doctors to consider downing tools. In a letter directed to the Ministry of Health…

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