New Zim Cyber Security Act Criminalizes Sharing Someones Nudes On Social Media

IN what is likely to be game changing, Zimbabwe’s new Cyber Security law known as the Data Protection Act criminalises the sharing of another person’s private sex life on social media or digital media platforms. By Michael Gwarisa Zimbabwe has over the years experienced a surge in revenge porn cases whereby aggrieved lovers would after a fallout share indecent pictures and videos of their ex-lovers as a way of embarrassing them. According to the Data Protection Act,…”Any person who unlawfully and intentionally by means of a computer or information system…

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Male circumcisions disrupted by COVID-19, fall short of the 2020 target

In areas with high HIV prevalence and low rates of male circumcision, voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) can greatly contribute to HIV prevention. Despite this, there was a steep drop in the number of VMMCs performed in the 15 priority countries in 2020, due mainly to service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: approximately 2.8 million procedures were performed in 2020, compared with 4.1 million in 2019. Several countries suspended their programmes when the pandemic took hold, including South Africa. Despite this, programmes in some countries proved resilient enough to recover…

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#JUSTIN: Zimbabwe Ready To Administer Booster COVID-19 Jabs

SOURCE: ZBC The Ministry of Health and Child Care says booster doses for frontline workers, those with chronic diseases and the elderly are available and will commence with immediate effect. Announcing the development, Acting Secretary for Health and Child Care. Dr. R.F. Mudyiradima also said all returning residents and visitors shall be subjected to mandatory PCR testing even if they present a negative PCR test from elsewhere. The regulations follow the enactment of Statutory Instrument 267 of 2021: Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (National Lockdown) (No.2) (Amendment) Order.…

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Harare City Signs Paris Declaration on Fast-Track Cities To End AIDS By 2030

THE City of Harare today joined 350 other Cities globally who in signing the declaration on Fast-Track Cities and commit to Ending AIDS by the year 2030. By Michael Gwarisa The Fast-Track Cities initiative is a global partnership between cities with an HIV burden and four core partners: the City of Paris, France,( the first city to sign on the initiative); the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC); and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat Making his commitment, Acting…

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WHO has no reports yet of Covid deaths from Omicron variant

The WHO has said it will take several weeks to get a full picture of Omicron’s transmissibility and disease severity and to assess how vaccines, tests and treatments hold up against the new variant. By AFP GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Friday, December 3, 2021, it had not seen any reports of deaths relating to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. The WHO said it was collecting evidence about the variant of concern (VOC), as countries around the world scramble to stop it from spreading. But despite a growing…

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Zim Only Has 22 Radiologists

THERE are 22 radiologists serving the whole of Zimbabwe with the majority based in Harare, one stationed in Bulawayo, HealthTimes has learned HealthTimes Correspondent This grim revelation comes at a time when massive brain drain of health workers is further crippling the health sector. In an interview, Dr CADX co-founder Mr Gift Gana said this was testimony to the limited human and infrastructural resources in Zimbabwe. We have got limited resources in Zimbabwe. And this includes radiologists who are our specialists for interpreting medical images. Here in Zimbabwe we have…

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Zimbabwe Records Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases

…As country detects new Omicron variant …Expert warns against Hard Lockdowns A total 1 042 new local cases of COVID-19 were recorded last night, signalling the arrival of a fourth wave that many public health experts fear could be more devastating compared to previous waves due to the absence of adequate healthcare personal to attend to hospitalisations and severe cases. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s (MoHCC) daily situation report of December, 2 2021, 80 of the new 1042 are cases were detected from…

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Zimbabwe Records First Omicron Variant Linked Case

Zimbabwe has confirmed the presence of the Omicron variant in the country, making it the third Southern African country to have conformed the strain after South Africa and Botswana. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking on national Television, Vice President, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, who is also Zimbabwe’s Health and Child Care Minister did not however indicate the number of cases linked to the new coronavirus strain. We are now in a particularly dangerous period once again, where the fourth wave is slowly visiting us with the identification of the B.1.1.529 or the…

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World AIDS Day 2021 – Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti

As we come together with the global community on 1 December to mark World AIDS Day, this year’s theme “End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemic” has particular resonance nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot express enough our support for those living with HIV, especially within a context where we know that treatment and care have been negatively impacted across Africa by the demands of COVID-19. As we remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS this year, we also acknowledge the terrible death toll the coronavirus…

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President Mnangagwa Announces New COVID-19 Regulations For Zimbabwe

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has announced a raft of new measures as means to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections amidst indications of a surge in daily cases over the past few days. Staff Reporter The new development also follows the discovery of a new Coronavirus strain, the Omicron variant which contains numerous mutations sparking fears of it being highly infections even though available data is yet to confirm such. Measures include: All returning residents to undergo PCR test and Quarantine at their own expense even with a negative PCR test.…

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