Government On High Alert Over COVID-19 In schools

GOVERNMENT says it will be scaling up COVID-19 surveillance and testing in schools to avert a possible spike in cases which could lead to a third wave. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Monica Mutsvangwa the Minister of Information and Broadcasting services said the government was aware that there were confirmed COVID-19 cases in some schools and it was assured that there was surveillance. Cabinet notes that the strong COVID-19 surveillance system that Government had put in place had enabled the Ministry to detect outbreaks early. Cabinet was…

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Japan Commits US1,3 Million To Help Zim’s Pregnant Women

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THE Japanese government  and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency have pledged to help pregnant women in Zimbabwe through a signed US$ 1,3 million partnership grant. By Patricia Mashiri Through the project “Strengthening Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in COVID-19 Hotspots in Zimbabwe”, Japan will provide support to improve the provision of maternal health care services within the context of COVID-19, specifically strengthening the referral system and ensuring the continuity of assisted delivery care in Harare and Bulawayo. Mr Satoshi Tanaka,…

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Japan Further Supports COVID-19 Response In Zimbabwe

THE Government of Japan has allocated over a million United States (US) dollars in additional support to UNICEF Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 response through responsive and preventive care interventions to vulnerable children and women across multiple sectors including health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, GBV and child protection and education. Staff Reporter The project will be implemented in 32 districts across the country which are hotspots for drought, flooding, HIV and AIDS, malaria, cholera and other diarrheal diseases, as well as COVID-19. The partnership extends for 12 months starting in March 2021 and aims to…

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Bars Will Remain Closed Until The Third Wave Has Passed Says Gvt

CABINET has announced that bars and night clubs remain closed until further notice owing to the growing threat of imminent COVID-19 third wave. By Staff Reporter Addressing Journalists during a Post Cabinet briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the move was in good faith. Cabinet remains cognisant of the need to fully open all economic activities. However, in the face of the threat of a Third Wave, Cabinet has deferred consideration of the opening of bars and night clubs until further notice,” said Senetor Mutsvangwa.…

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