#JUSTIN: 9 ZUPCO Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

AT least nine Zimbabwe Passengers Company (ZUPCO) employees have tested positive for COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa This was confirmed in statement by the company’s Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Evaristo Madangwa who indicated that majority of the employees who had tested were from the cash office. The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) conducted a screening at Willovale Depot on July, 29, 2020. Nine ZUPCO employees most of them from the Cash Office were unfortunately found to be COVID-19 positive. “One other employee at Belvedare Head Office has…

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Asking For USD Salaries Is Insane, Gvt Tells Senior Doctors

THE Acting Permanent secretary in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) Dr Gibson Mhlanga has described demands by senior doctors to have their salaries paid in United States Dollars (USD) as insanity. By Michael Gwarisa In a response to a letter that was penned by the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association’s (SHDA) executive where they gave government a 14 days ultimatum to fix the salaries issue and shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Dr Mhlanga said the US salary route was unsustainable and proven failed option. Senior Doctors…

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UNFPA & World Food Programme, partners working together to bring sexual and reproductive health services closer to communities at food distribution points

CHARITY Fabeni (35) is one of the beneficiaries of the World Food Programme food distribution exercise in Kamutanho village in Mutare district, about 400 kilometres outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. On a monthly basis she makes the 2 kilometre trip to the food distribution point at Kamutanho school to receive her ration. On one of her monthly visits and much to her delight, Fabeni learnt she could now collect condoms at the food distribution point. SOURCE: UNFPA COMMUNICATION DESK My husband and I had to use condoms to prevent pregnancy for…

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Heated tobacco use on the increase worldwide: Philip Morris International

PHILIP Morris International (PMI) has announced its 2020 second-quarter results, including reporting that its net revenues were down by 13.6 percent while certain categories within the company is seeing gains, including heated tobacco. By Michael Gwarisa In its latest report, PMI reported that cigarette and heated tobacco unit shipments were down by 14.5 percent. This included cigarette shipment volume being down by 17.6 percent and heated tobacco unit shipment volume being up by 24.3 percent to a total of 18.7 billion units. PMI’s market share for heated tobacco units in…

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#JUSTIN: Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri Dies

ZIMBABWE’S minister of agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance has died. HealthTimes Reporter Confirming the death, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, “I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country. May his soul rest in peace.”

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