TelOne moves to alleviate PPE shortage at Chikurubi Maximum Prison

TelOne has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth ZWL$300 000 to Chikurubi Maximum Prison in a move to alleviate PPE shortage at the country’s biggest prison in light of the increased COVID19 transmissions. By Staff Reporter The timely donation which includes hand sanitisers and washable face masks for in-mates was handed over to Zimbabwe Prisons & Correctional Services (ZPCS) health services director Senior Assistant Commissioner Dr. Evidence Gaka at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on Friday this week. The donated items are: 1500 washable masks, 250 surgical masks, 100 heavy duty aprons,…

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471 Health Service COVID-19 Insurance Claims Received To Date- HSB

THE Health Service Board (HSB) says it has received and processed a total 471 claims for cover from members of the Health Service in line with government’s pledge to cushion health care wokers against COVID-19 induced risks. By Staff Reporter In a statement, HSB Executive Chairman, Dr Paulinos Sikosana said  the COVID-19 Employer’s Liability Insurance was  approved in July 2020 to mitigate the social and economic impact of the disease to the affected and their families. The Insurance scheme is designed to give immediate cover to the affected members in…

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Zim Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Cross 30 000 Mark

THE total number of COVID-19 cases that have been recorded since the coronavirus was first reported in Zimbabwe has now breached 30,000. HealthTimes Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily sitrep, the country recorded  639New Cases and 38 Deaths reported in the last 24 hours. (7 day rolling average* for new cases falls to 668 from 736 yesterday). As of 21 January 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded30 047 Cases19569 recoveries and 917 Deaths. All 639 are local cases: 293 cases are from Harare•As of 20…

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The United States Provides 20 Ventilators to Zimbabwe to Respond to COVID-19

THE United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19. Staff Reporter “Too many Zimbabweans have already passed away due to COVID-19. We express our deepest condolences to all who have lost their loved ones. We are pleased to deliver 20 ventilators, which complement Zimbabwe’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrate the United States’ ongoing commitment to supporting the people of Zimbabwe through this crisis and beyond,” Ambassador Brian A. Nichols said at the handover.…

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UK Raises $1 Billion So Vulnerable Countries Can Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Comes as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres starts a ‘virtual visit’ to UK to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Broad Sanctuary Green in Westminster is officially re-named ‘United Nations Green’ to commemorate the first UN General Assembly meeting at Westminster Central Hall in 1946. THE United Kingdom (UK) has UK has helped to raise $1 billion for the coronavirus COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) through match-funding other donors, which combined with the £548 million of UK aid pledged will help distribute one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines…

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Health Services Board Beefs Up Health Workforce As COVID-19 Wrecks Havoc

THE Health Services Board (HSB) says it is deploying additional health personal to the country’s five major Central Hospitals to boost the country’s capacity to deal with COVID-19 Staff Reporter Zimbabwe has recorded 23,239 cases since the pandemic was reported in Zimbabwe in 2020 and active cases stand at 92,92, 13,396 recoveries and 551Deaths. Givinf an update on the current health workforce initiatives in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,  HSB Executive Board Chair, Dr Paulinos Sikosana said the pandemic had exerted pressure on the country’s health…

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#JUSTIN: Health Ministry Allows Rural and Intercity Burials On One Condition

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has permitted the transportation of bodies fro burial outside the city or town of death provided the body is hermetically sealed in a triple coffin before collection of body from funeral parlour or hospital mortuary. See Statement: The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) would like to advise the public that it has now imposed restrictions regarding the movement of COVID-19 dead bodies ahead of burial in the country. In order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a body will…

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#BREAKING: No More Transporting Dead Bodies, No More Body Viewing Allowed

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has issued a ban on the movement of dead bodies for burial around the country. Staff Reporter The restrictions follow a spike in local and community infections and deaths post the festive season which have seen the number of active cases jumping to 8388 while cumulative cases stand at 21,477. The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 507 amidst indications that country also lost a total 127 people to Covid-19 over the past seven days. In a statement, Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said…

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Dark Week for Zimbabwe, As COVID-19 Claims 88 Lives, infects 4,395 in Seven Days

ZIMBABWE recorded a total 4,395 new COVID-19 infections and 88 deaths, the highest weekly death rate reported since the pandemic was first reported in the country in March 2020. HealthTimes Reporter This is according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily sitreps tally over a five-days period from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8, 2021. The country’s COVID-19 cumulative cases stand at 19,660 while total deaths add to 468. As of Monday, January 4, a total 564 new cases were recorded together with four deaths. All…

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