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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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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Gvt Unfreezes 4000 Health Posts To Battle Covid-19

TREASURY has approved the unfreezing of health posts in Zimbabwe as part of Zimbabwe’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response. By Kuda Pembere At a time when the Health Ministry alongside health workers’ unions and health Civil Society Organisations have been calling for the unfreezing of health posts, it took the overwhelming threat of COVID-19 to Zimbabweans lives for the Finance Ministry to accede. “Treasury has also concurred to the freezing of over 4 000 health sector posts, and creation of an additional 200 medical posts with a view of scaling to…

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Zimbabweans Heed Lockdown Call

ZIMBABWEANS across the country’s 10 provinces have heeded to the call for a 21 days Lockdown. By Kuda Pembere In a bid to try containing the spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a national lockdown which however spared essential services providers including supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics and hospitals. At Mbare Musika a famed crowded area with bus termini and vegetable markets, there is little activity. In High density areas few people can be seen roaming in the streets. There are privately owned commuter omnibuses save for the Zimbabwe…

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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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African Sun Pours ZW$200 000 Towarsa Covid-19

HOTELIER African Sun Limited has joined the COVID-19 Response in Zimbabwe donating items to Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital worth ZW$200 000. Donated were handtowels, bath mats, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases to assist with the plight of COVID 19. Handover was done by Monomotapa Hotel GM Valentine Halimana on behalf of the MD and received by Harare City Mayor Cllr Hebert Gomba

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#JUSTIN: South Africa Records Tow First Covid-19 Deaths

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

SOUTH Africa has recorded two mortalities who succumbed to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) making it the second Southern African country after Zimbabwe. By Kuda Pembere South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize this morning announced that one died at a Private Institution with the other at a Public Health facility. “This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19. “These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a Private Hospital and the other at a Public Hospital,”…

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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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#BREAKING: We Never Admitted A Covid-19 Patient Says Avenues Clinic

THE Avenues Clinic has rebuffed social media claims that a male Coronavirus (Covid-19) patient from Zimre Park died while admitted at their facility. By Kuda Pembere In the early hours of Thursday morning, social media was awash with information suggesting that indeed  a patient had died at the Avenues, after  social media users  had posted on their  Facebook and Twitter accounts that Avenues Clinic was handling a COVID-19 case. In a statement, The Avenues clinic said this was fake news. The Avenues Clinic has noted with great concern fake news…

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