‘No USD Salary, No Work,’ Nurses Dig-In Despite VP Chiwenga’s Appointment As Health Minister

ZIMBABWEAN nurses who downed tools 48 days ago have indicated that their position has not changed despite the recent appointment of retired army general and Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga as the new minister of health and child care. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) said they welcomed the appointment of Vice President Chiwenga as the new health minister but would only return to work after their demands have been met. Today marks 48 days since we withdrew our labour. As ZINA, we welcome the appointees to…

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‘No Amount Of Intimidation or Begging Will Force Us To End Strike’- Zim Nurses

THE Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA), has indicated that the nurses’ strike would continue until their demands are met despite continued threats and begging theatrics from political players. By Michael Gwarisa President Emerson Mnangawa recently pleaded with health workers to reconsider their actions and prioritise saving lives. However, the nurses have maintained that such a move would not work and they will never compromise. In a statement, the ZINA said their fight was labour motivated and no amount of political intimation would sway them. Today marks 46 days wince we withdrew…

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Air Commodore Chimedza Appointed New Health Ministry Perm Sec

GOVERNMENT has appointed with immediate effect, Air Commodore Jasper Chimedza as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). HealthTimes Reporter  This was confirmed by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda who indicated that the appointment has been made by President Emerson Mnangagwa in accordance with Section 205 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013. A medical doctor by profession, Air Commodore Chimedza studied Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degrees at the University of Zimbabwe before…

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Post Mortem Confirms Minister Shiri Died Of COVID-19

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa has confirmed that retired Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) Commander, and Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement, Air Chief Marshal Perrance Shiri, died of Covid-19. Briefing mourners at the late minister’s Borrowdale home, President Mnangagwa said post mortem results which came in today confirmed that minister Shiri succumbed to COVID-19. “Now that it is confirmed that Minister Shiri died of Covid 19, we will follow World Health Organisation regulations on how the funeral should proceed.” Minister Shiri died early yesterday at the age of 65.

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#BREAKING: Some Of The Children Who Were Taken From Mt Hampden Shelter By Police Are Living With HIV & Might Have Missed Today’s Dosage ARVs

AT least three children from the 46  who were whisked away by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the social welfare team yesterday from a home in Mt Hampden to a yet to be identified location in Kadoma, are living with HIV and are feared to have missed their Antiretroviral (ARVs) medicines. Voice of Kiri Madamombe Activist Mubatiranwa Trust  Click Here To Listen To Interview    

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#JUSTIN: Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri Dies

ZIMBABWE’S minister of agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance has died. HealthTimes Reporter Confirming the death, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said, “I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. Cde Shiri was a true patriot, who devoted his life to the liberation, independence and service of his country. May his soul rest in peace.”

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#JUSTIN: Zim MPs Test Positive For COVID-19

TWO members Zimbabwean Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes According to Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda confirmed,  Parliament has since suspended business after two legislators and a journalist tested positive for Covid-19, The legislators were part of a delegation of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport who were on field visits across the country. The driver of a bus hired by the legislators for the visit also tested positive for the virus. Everyone who was part of that team is now in self-quarantine in line with…

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13 Corpses Test Positive For COVID-19 At Parirenyatwa Hospital

A total of 13 dead bodies that were brought in at Parirenyatwa Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. By Michael Gwarisa In an update, the hospital also indicated that 70 staff members from the health institution have so far tested positive for the virus. For the period 9 June 2020 up to 25 July 2020, 60 COVID-19 positive patients have been admitted. For the period under review, 70 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, of which 64 are from non-COVID-19 areas while six work directly in the COVID-19 centre.…

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Zim Now Has More Than 2000 COVID-19 Cases, Daily Local Transmissions Increase Drastically

ZIMBABWE today recorded 214 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 2034 with majority of the cases being local transmissions. By Michael Gwarisa According to the ministry of health and child care daily COVID-19 update, at least 90 of the cases recorded today were all local transmissions and they are yet to ascertain the source of other local transmissions. 214 cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These include returnees from South Africa (123), Zambia (10) and 90 local cases who are isolated. “15 of the local transmission…

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#JustIn: President Mnangagwa Announces New Strict Lockdown Regulations: Here Are The Takehome Messages

Major points from President Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa lockdown measures 1. Non working people to stay at home 2. WEF tomorrow, business closes at 3pm 3. Security services to enforce dusk to dawn curfew 6am to 6pm 4. SME to operate 5. Food markets to remain open and maintain safe measures 6. Intercity transport remain banned 7. Public gatherings remain banned 8.Funeral gatherings remain curtailed 9. Anyone who infects others will be punished 10. President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to announce the easing of the said measures Ministry of Information, Publicity…

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