TelOne Offers Online Workout Sessions During Lockdown Period

ZIMBABWE’S Telecommunications giant, TelOne has engaged professional fitness trainers to provide live virtual workout sessions to the generality of Zimbabweans during the national Lockdown period which kicked off yesterday, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking to HealthTimes, TelOne Head Corporate Communications and Client Expertise,  Melody Harry said the move was meant to boost morale and mental health for the citizenry during the lockdown period. We have engaged professional fitness trainers who will be recording sessions for our pages daily. They will also be live to respond to questions. “The…

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ROOTS Africa Buys Basic Goods For The Vulnerable During Zim Lockdown

A local humanitarian organisation, ROOTS Africa has embarked on an initiative to hand out basic daily commodities and necessities  to vulnerable groups during the 21 days national lockdown period. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe commenced its lockdown on Monday, March 30 2020 amidst nationwide panic buying as citizens prepared for the three weeks long phase indoors. In an interview with HealthTimes, ROOTS Africa Director, Beatrice Savadye said in as much as they welcome the national lockdown, it affected livelihoods of many people especially those who survive from hand to mouth hence…

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Zim Doctors Worried Over State Of Health Systems Amid COVID-19

THE Zimbabwe Doctors For Human Rights (ZADHR) has raised concern over the state state of local health systems in light of the prevailing health catastrophe which has claimed more than 35 000 lives and infected 750 000 others. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe currently has eight confirmed COVID-19 Cases and one death according to the ministry of health and child care. However, the doctors have indicated that the country’s management of COVID-19 could be hampered by poor systems such poor tracking of suspected cases, poor infrastructure amongst a host of other…

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#COVID-19: Zim Records Increase In COVID-19 Local Transmissions As Cases Rise To Seven

ZIMBABWE today recorded an additional two Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total number of cases to seven amidst indications that increased cases were also being recorded in people without any international travel history,  a sign that local transmissions could be on the rise. By Michael Gwarisa The new cases were announced by Ministry of Health permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva  through a daily COVID-19 update where she said the national microbiology reference laboratory centre today tested 23 samples of which two of the samples turned out positive. Amongst the seven…

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#BREAKING: Zim Announces 21 Days Lockdown

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has announced a 21 Days lock-down as a measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). By Michael Gwarisa In his Civid-19 national address, President  Mnangagwa said the lock-down would allow health authorities to deal with the unfolding crisis which has already claimed one life and infected five more. The Lockdown is as  follows: Security services to be deployed and essential civil servants will be the only ones to be allowed free movements. All movements of people is prohibited with the exception of Ministers, Heads of Ministries…

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NBSZ Enforces Social Distancing For Blood Donors

THE National Blood Service of Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has introduced a raft of measures among them social distancing to curb the spread as well as prevent contamination of blood and blood products with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). By Michael Gwarisa NBSZ Chief Executive Officer Ms Lucy Marowa said blood was a daily need and despite the fact that Zimbabwe and the world is grappling with Covid-19, blood remains a necessity. As a key player in the Zimbabwe health sector, NBSZ takes the well-being of blood donors, colleagues, customers and blood partners seriously.…

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#JUSTIN: Zimbabwe Covid-19 Cases Rise To 5

ZIMBABWE’S Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has announced that confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have  risen to five. By Michael Gwarisa Health Permanent Secretary, Dr Agenes Mahomva said the National Microbiology Reference  Laboratory Center today tested 65 samples and two of these samples tested positive for the Covid-19. Among the 65 samples tested today, was the repeat test for the sample from the individual whom we reported previously as an inconclusive result. Today, he tested negative for COVID-19. “Therefore to date, Zimbabwe has five confirmed cases of COVID-19, including…

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#COVID-19: Share Correct Information To Avoid Stigma & Discrimination

THE Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has called on government and its stakeholders to be consistent in theory information dissemination processes to curd stigma and discrimination associated with the virus. By Michael Gwarisa CWGH Executive Director, Mr Itai Rusike said in as much as they  commend the government for putting additional precautionary measures against the possible spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), there should be a systematic means of sharing information to the public. Zimbabwe has so far recorded three confirmed cases of the disease which has killed thousands of…

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Health Ministry Identifies St Annes Hospital For Covid-19 Patients Management

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) has set its eyes on St Annes Hospital as an additional Coronavirus (Covid-19) management centre as government seeks to boost capacity to contain the deadly virus. By Michael Gwarisa The Covid-19 has to date claimed close to 20000 lives and infected hundreds of thousands across the globe including Zimbabwe where the virus has infected three people and claimed  one life already. In a communique addressed to the St Annes management, health permanent secretary, Dr Agnes Mahomva said  they were ready to refurbish…

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Banc ABC Quarantines Four Employees Over Covid-19

BANC ABC Zimbabwe has put four of its employees who had a meeting with Zoro Makamba, the first casualty of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa Zoro Makamba succumbed to symptoms of Covid-19 early this morning at Wilkins Infectious disease hospital. In a statement, the banks managing director, Dr Lance Mambondiani said the deceased had visited their Mount Pleasant campus on Tuesday, 17 March, 2020 at 11:30 am where he met four of their staff members for about 15 minutes. The bank was subsequently advised that the patient had…

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