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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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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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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#BREAKING: Two More Covid-19 Cases Confirmed In Zimbabwe

Harare City Council health department has confirmed two cases of Coronavirus at Wilkins Infectious Disease Hospital. By Michael Gwarisa The Wilkins cases bring the total number of cases in Zimbabwe to three. Harare mayor, Councillor Herbert Gomba confirmed to the new development to this publication. “Its true, we now have two more cases of Coronavirus at Wilkins Hospital,” said Mayor Gomba.

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#BREAKING: Emirates Plane Carrying Zambia Covid-19 Cases Lands In Harare

ZIMBABWE travellers who were on board an Emirates flight EK713 which arrived in Harare on Sunday, March 15, 2020 after dropping off passengers in Lusaka including a Zambian couple which later tested positive for Coronavirus could have been exposed  to the deadly  virus, HealthTimes can reveal. By Michael Gwarisa Zambia Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya on Wednesday confirmed that his country had recorded its first two Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, a Zambian couple that had gone on a 10 day holiday in France. The couple  arrived in Zambia aboard an Emirates…

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#CORONAVIRUS: Fly Emirates Suspends Harare/Zambia Flights

EMIRATES Airlines says it will be suspending flights between Zimbabwe and Zambia effective March, 20, 2020 at the back of the prevailing Coronavirus (Covid-19) which has literally brought business across the globe to a halt. A trade update by the airline indicated that the suspension will last for two months. “We wish to advise the travel trade that due to the current challenging global conditions, Emirates Airline is compelled to suspend flights EK 713/714 (LUN/HRE) for the period 20 March to 20 May 2020. “As such, flights Harare-Lusaka-Dubai (EK714) and…

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#JUSTIN: Hotel Boots Out Coronavirus Suspect Soon After Arrival From China…Two More Cases Admitted At Wilkins

A local hotel has turned away a female Chinese national who had just arrived in the country for suspicions of Coronavirus (Covid-19) infection, HealthTimes has learnt. By Michael Gwarisa The lady  according to the Harare City Health department was picked up along Bishop Gaul in Belvedere Harare with her bags after she was turned away from where she wanted to book. Harare City Health department director, Dr Prosper Chonzi said they today admitted two Covid-19 suspected cases, a lady and a 52 year old Chinese man who had come in…

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UK Govt Commits USD2, 1 million For Coronavirus Preparedness

THE United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Department for International Development is chipping in with £1, 7 million for the setting up of Zimbabwe’s Public Health Emergency Operation Centre as the country prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The equipment is worth USD2197156.50 and includes computers and protective clothing.  Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo giving his acceptance speech said this gesture showed how the British government is keen on supporting Zimbabwe’s health sector. We are very grateful to you the head of mission. This is exactly…

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#JUSTIN: President ED Bans Gvt Officials From Traveling Outside Africa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has with immediate effect banned government officials from traveling outside Africa in the wake of the prevailing Coronavirus (COVID-19). The President made this announcement while addressing a Politburo meeting at the ZANU-PF Headquarters this morning

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