Zimbabwe Records 111 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

A total 111 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours in Zimbabwe. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Situation Report (Sitrep) of June 9, 2021, there has been an increase in cases over the last seven days with the highest peak of 111 cases reported today. “111New Cases(All Local )and 5Deaths reported in the last 24 hrs. (7 day rolling average for new cases rises to 57 today from 46 yesterday).” Vaccination Update: 523 received their 1st dose today bringing cumulative for…

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ZESA Disrupts Services At Parirenyatwa Hospital

PARIRENYATWA Hospital’s operations have been dealt a major blow at the back of  the load shedding induced power outages, the institution has confirmed. Staff Reporter In a statement, Parirenyatwa Hospital said they were negotiating with Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) to have normal  supplies resumed. Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals would like to inform members of the public and our stakeholders that we are currently experiencing unpredictable and intermittent power cuts for several hours. Unlike before, the hospital is on one way power supply from the feeder pillar at Harare Gardens…

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Don’t Conduct Extra Lessons In School Premises- Gvt Wars Teachers

CABINET has banned the conducting of extra lessons inside school premises during the prevailing school holiday as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. By Staff Reporter Information and Publicity Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa told Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing that they will take the three week break period to disinfect school premises. The nation is informed that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has banned the use of schools for holiday lessons during the three week break that commenced on 4th June 2021.…

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Rowan Martin Dead Lifts Pose Complications For Terminally Ill Employees

ROWAN Martin Building, the head office for Harare City Health Department has had  dysfunctional elevators for about three months, leaving health workers with health complications at a greater risk. By Kuda Pembere This has left some employees with underlying health conditions bearing the brunt. This complaint was registered to the Zimbabwe Urban and Rural Council Nurses Workers Union (ZURNZCU) which is engaging their employer over the issue. ZURNCWU President Mr Simbarashe Tafirenyika in an interview said it was after interactions with members they learnt of the dysfunctional lifts. We have…

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US Government Announces More Than US$30 Million Support To UNFPA Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem has welcomed renewed support from the United States Government in first meeting with U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. HealthTimes Reporter The meeting meeting between Dr Kanem and Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield has marked the first time the two leaders have met and came in the wake of the Biden-Harris Administration’s pledge to restore support to UNFPA, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency. At the meeting, the United States announced $30.8 million in ‘core’ support to UNFPA’s work and an additional…

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15 Deportees From Botswana and 37 Locals Test Positive For COVID-19

ZIMBABWE yesterday recorded a total 52 new COVID-19 cases after 15 deportees from Botswana and 37 more citizens tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Situation Report (Sitrep) for the week ending May, 4 2021. 52New Cases(37 Local and 15 deportees from Botswana )and 1Death reported in the last 24 hrs. (7 day rolling average* for new cases falls to 32 today from 34 yesterday),” said the report. As of 3 June 2021, @1500hrs there were 57 hospitalised cases: Asymptomatic…

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African governments Challenged To Rethink Fiscal Policy As Part Of Economic Recovery

AFRICAN governments have been challenged to rethink revenue mobilisation strategies as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate debt stress levels across the continent. This was said during the Plenary Session of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Biannual Research Workshop held under the theme of “Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”, on Monday 31st May 2021. Staff Reporter Speaking at the event, World Bank Group Vice President and Chief Economist Prof. Carmen Reinhart said most economies across the world, inclusive of several African…

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New Law Makes It Mandatory For Zim Bound Indian Travelers To Have Valid PCR Negative Certificate

THE government of Zimbabwe has gazetted a new Statutory Instrument (SI 134A of 2021) Public Health Act (covid-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) which states that travelers from India have to undergo a PCR test at their own expense even if they have a valid PCR negative certificate. HealthTimes The SI reads “ (a) in subsection (1) by the insertion of the following resuming words to the definition of the ‘persons entering Zimbabwe’- however if the persons referred to in paragraph (a) or (c) arrived from India or transited through India…

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40 Years Into The AIDS Epidemic, Africa Must Embody The spirit Of Ubuntu If We Are To End AIDS

FORTY years ago, on 5 June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report described five cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia in gay men. The report foreshadowed the global AIDS epidemic, which has since resulted in over 75 million HIV infections and 32 million deaths worldwide. By Dr Aeneas Chuma Since the 1980s, we have witnessed remarkable moments in science and activism, and, in the last year of AIDS’ 40th decade, a global pandemic so unexpected and fierce, it has made us rethink our preparedness for health emergencies…

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United Nations Applauds Zim Gvt Over Disability Policy

THE United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Ms Maria Ribeiro has applauded the Zimbabwean government for adopting a national disability policy which she says will go a long way in addressing the numerous challenges persons with disabilities (PWDs) encounter on a daily basis. HealthTimes Reporter Giving her remarks during the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Induction Training Workshop, Ms Ribeiro said it was critical to recognize and prioritize PWDs and Globally, remarkable progress has been made in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in society…

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