#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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Zimbabwe and Other 11 African Countries Banned From Entering The UK Due To New COVID-19 Variant

THE United Kingdom said on Thursday it would extend a ban on travellers entering England to southern African countries in a measure to prevent the spread of a new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa. SOURCE: REUTERS The restriction will take effect on Saturday and remain in place for two weeks, the government said in a statement. Entry into England will be banned to those who have travelled from or through any southern African country in the last 10 days, including Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique and…

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Nine Chan Footballers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced that at least nine players who are part of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) provisional squad have tested positive to covid-19. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, ZIFA Communications and Competitions Manager, Xolisani Gwesela said all the affected players have already been quarantined. In  adherence to our Covid-19 medical protocols, all players and members of the technical team were tested on Monday (28 December 2020) upon their return from festive break and the nine were ruled to have tested positive. “All the affected players…

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Condom Shortages In Sanyati As Sex Workers Loot Free Dembare Condoms

SANYATI district has been experiencing recurrent shortages of the famous Blue Panther or Dembare condoms at the back of massive looting of the product by sex workers who later sale the condoms at exorbitant rates to their colleagues. HealthTimes Reporter In an interview in Sanyati recently, National Aids Council (NAC) District Aids Coordinator (DAC) for Sanyati, Virginia Tausa said sex work was most prevalent in the district due rampart artisanal mining activities and some senior sex workers have been collecting condoms in bulk, creating an artificial shortage of the condoms.…

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COVID-19 Testing Centers In Zimbabwe And Costs

Please find below details of various labs, and Clinics where PCR (swab) tests can be done 1. Lancet Laboratories – cost $60 – drive through testing – Near St Anne’s – Results in 24 hours 2. Multitech Diagnostics Services- cost $50 -Corner 5th and Nelson Mandela & Corner Baines and Blakiston. Results average 6 to 12 hrs 3. Cancer Assoc of Zim – cost $60 – drive through testing – 60 Livingstone Ave – Results in 24 hours 4. BMC – cost $100 -189 Samora Machel Ave – Results in…

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Most Doctors And Nurses Abuse Drugs, Here Are The Tell-tell Signs Of Substance Abuse In The Healthcare Profession

Doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. According to USA Today, “Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl.” Like many other working professionals facing an addiction, there are many reasons a medical professional might turn to drugs or alcohol. They could be looking for a way to stay alert on an all-day or overnight shift or a way to escape the emotional pain from…

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Eswatini Prime Minister dies after contracting COVID-19

Eswatini Prime Minister, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has died after contracting COVID-19. Dlamini became infected four weeks ago and was brought to a hospital in South Africa. He had announced on November 16 that he had tested positive but that he felt well and was asymptomatic. After being moved to South Africa, his deputy, Themba Masuku said he was “stable” and “responding well to treatment”. The 52-year-old had been Prime Minister since November 2018. Prior to that, he was the CEO of MTN Eswatini and worked in the banking sector for almost two…

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Zimbabwe’s Antimicrobial Resistance threat to grow if not tackled in a holistic manner

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Harare, Zimbabwe –There is growing evidence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Zimbabwe. A study conducted by local epidemiologists following the 2018 cholera outbreak concluded that there had been high incidences of drug resistance which made it difficult to contain the disease using the usual antibiotics. The latter, has been a result of Zimbabweans abusing antibiotics due to unregulated consumption and not completing the full course when prescribed by the doctors. By Tatenda Chimbwanda Therefore, Zimbabweans need to stop misusing antibiotics and adhere to the full course of treatment when prescribed…

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