#COVID-19Update: 182New Cases and 2Deaths reported in the last 24 hours

A total 182New Cases and 2Deaths reported in the last 24 hours. (7 day rolling average* for new cases further goes up to 114 from 100 yesterday). The Deaths were reported from Bulawayo• 416 PCR tests done today (positivity for today was 44%) •163 are local cases, 18 are returnees from SA and South Sudan(1). Harare reported 135cases: these again are from a backlog of samples collected over the last week which are now being processed. •82 total new recoveries reported: National Recovery rate stands at 75% and Active cases…

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Ministry of Health Restructuring Exercise To Prioritize Health Care Workers Welfare

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) is currently undergoing an overhaul restructuring process which is meant to bring sanity to the country’s health sector which will see conditions of service for health workers improve, a top government official has said. By Michael Gwarisa The restructuring process has already claimed scalps of various top brass within he ministry and its departments. To date, several hospital Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), ministry department directors and other high-profile personnel have either been reassigned or resigned from their posts. Briefing Journalists today, Health…

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Embalming COVID-19 Corpses Not Recommended, As WHO Releases New Guidelines For Managing Dead Bodies Under COVID-19

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned funeral services organizations and mortuary services facilities against embalming COVID-19 bodies as it still poses a risk of infection to unsuspecting staffers. By Michael Gwarisa In its new interim guidelines for Infection prevention and control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19 released on Friday, September 2020, the World Health Organisation said even though the risk of infection from a cadaver is very low, there is still risk should one get into contact with body secretions and…

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