#EDITORIAL: COVID-19 Dead Bodies In Africa: Was Melinda Gates’s Predictions Correct?

“Covid-19 will be horrible in the developing world. My heart is in Africa. I am worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there have not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,” said Melinda Gates the Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in  a Televised interview on CNN in April this year. Following these “Controversial” utterances, Melinda…

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#JUSTIN: Four GoldStar Sugar Refinery Employees Test Positive For COVID-19, One Dies

AT least four GoldStar Sugar refinery employees have tested positive for COVI-19 from the 38 samples that were sent for routine tests. By HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, Starafrica corporation Limited Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Regis Mutyiri confirmed the development and also announced that one of the employees who had tested positive had died from the virus. Following reports that have appeared on social media platforms concerning a Starafrica corporation Limited COVID-19 incident that occurred at Goldstar Sugars Harare on 15 July 2020,  wishes to provide clarification on the…

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More Than 20 CIMAS Employees Test Positive For COVID-19, Company Closes All Walk-in Services

AT least 22 CIMAS Medical Aid  employees have tested positive for COVID-19, a move which has pushed CIMAS to close all Medical Aid walk in centres. By Michael Gwarisa One of the company’s receptionist tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday this week, prompting a random testing session which unearthed the other 21 cases. CIMAS Medical Aid Chief Executive Officer Mr Vulindlela Ndlovu said in a statement that contact tracing and testing subsequently revealed that other members of staff had been exposed to the virus as they had been in the…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGrant: Demanding Immediate Resuscitation Of The Public Health Sector In Zimbabwe: Whose Responsibility?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE past four weeks have been particularly difficult for Zimbabwe. We have seen the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise from 2 digits to over 1400, and the deaths from the same going up to 25. There have been multiple but unverified reports of sudden deaths in communities, which could be due to COVID-19. Of course, people are still dying from other causes, but with a totally crippled health system and a grounded economy, there is no proper surveillance and auditing. Thus, the reasons why people are dying in…

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