Blood Bank Running At Less Than 5 Days Stocks

THE National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ),  the country’s blood bank has run dry. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a Webiner Press Conference, NBSZ Public Affairs manger, Ms Esther Massundah told journalists that stocks had drastically been depleted over the knockdown period owing to a myriad of factors chief among them being lack of funding to procure critical consumables. We are currently running low in terms of our blood stocks. We have got blood stocks that are below the five days, which is the standard requirement of the blood bank to…

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MSU Releases Exams Schedule

THE University would like to advise final year students that plans for opening our campuses in preparation for the end of semester examinations are at an advanced stage. Remote teaching for these classes will continue until 19 June 2020. Thereafter, students will return to campus under a phased approach. Please take note that only registered students will be allowed to write examinations. MSU Student ID cards will be required for entry into University premises to reduce the risk of entry by unauthorised persons. Campus accommodation is mandatory for every undergraduate…

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#JUSTIN: Nyandoro Leaves ZAN

THE Zimbabwe AIDS Network board chair, Talent Jumo has announced the departure of the organisation’s National Coordinator Taurai Nyandoro effective May 30, 2020. By Michael Gwarisa In a communique, Jumo said Nyandoro  was now pursuing other career interests. The Board of ZAN would like to inform its members and partners that as from 30 May, 2020, Taurai Nyandoro, the national Coordinator will be transforming from his role as ZAN National Coordinator to pursue other career intrests. “The board of ZAN acknowledges the invaluable role Mr Nyandoro has played in steering…

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#JUSTIN: More Returnees Escape Zim COVID-19 Quarantine

MINISTRY of Information, publicity and broadcasting services permanent secretary, Nick Mangwana has announced that 18 returnees have escaped a quarantine facility at Mkoba teachers’ college in Gweru. By Michael Gwarisa Before the latest 18 escapees, Police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi had announced that close to 100 returning residents had escaped from various quarantine centers where they were confined as part of mandatory measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Through his micro-blogging account, Mangwana said the escaped returnees might have bribed the gate security before they were granted passage.…

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#BREAKING: Zim COVID-19 Cases Jump To 63

ZIMBABWE yesterday recorded seven more cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 63 up from 56. By Michael Gwarisa Even though more recoveries have been reported recently, the number of active cases now exceeds that of recovered patients. In its daily update,the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) said the new cases were detected amongst returnees from South Africa who are quarantines in Beitbridge. Seven new cases tested positive for COVID-19 today. These are returnees from South Africa who are quarantined in Beitbridge. Today 653 Rapid Diagnostic…

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#NEWSINBRIEF: Dr Mhlanga Appointed Acting Health Ministry Perm Sec

PREVENTATIVE Services Chief Director In the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr Gibson Mhlanga has been appointed the ministry’s acting permanent secretary effective immediately. Ms Jane Mudyara, the Ministry’s Director Human Resources said Dr Mhlanga will act until a substantive Permanent Secretary has been appointed. In light of the recent re-assignment of Dr Agnes Mahomva to the post of Chief Coordinator National Response to COVID-19 in the office of the President and Cabinet, the Public Service Commission appointed Dr Gibson Mhlanga as the Acting permanent secretary in the…

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#NEWSINBRIEF: Six Zim Truck Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19 Positive In Zambia

ZAMBIA’S Health Minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya today announced 14 new cases of COVID-19 cases all from Lusaka Province out of 161 tests conducted. There were no tests from Nakonde. The new cases involve 10 truck drivers who entered through Chirundu border and these include 4 Zambians and 6 Zimbabwean nationals. Other cases involve 1 contact for a known positive case and 3 captured from routine screening. He said 28 patients have been discharged today among them 16 patients from Levy Mwanawasa covid 19 centre and 12 Ministry of health staff.…

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Journalist Donates Food Hampers To Starving Epworth Households

ONLINE news publication, ZimboLive.TV Journalist, Brighton Gumbodete today donated an assortment of food hampers to vulnerable households in Epworth, Harare. HealthTimes Reporter According to the World Food Programme (WFP), Zimbabwe is likely to record a sharp increase in the number of urban households in need of food assistance due to the drought induced hunger. The COVID-19 induced lockdown has also disrupted livelihoods and their capacity to generate income and bring food on the table. In interview with HealthTimes, Gumbodete said it was their charity arm, Devine Might Foundation International’s initiative…

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#LETSDISCUSS: Zim Goes For Consecutive Six Days Without New COVID-19 Case, Is Zim Winning The COVID-19 Battle?

ZIMBABWE has gone for the past six days without recording any single case of COVID-19, if the daily updates from the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) are anything to go by. According to the MoHCC, Zimbabwe currently has 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since last week Thursday. Figures had to be revised downwards Saturday evening from 40 to 34  after rigorous PCR tets had been conducted. QUESTION? Has Zimbabwe successfully managed to flatten the curve of covid-19 infection?

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Lafarge Targets To Produce 5000 Face Masks

ZIMBABWE’S giant Cement producer, Lafarge Zimbabwe says it targets to produce not less than 5000 face masks as part of it contribution to the national COVID-19 crisis. By Michael Gwarisa Through their official Facebook page, Larfage said they had mobilised a group of young women to help in the making of the face masks. Lafarge Zimbabwe has mobilised a group of young women from among the Shine: Simuka Upenye beneficiaries to manufacture face masks as part of response to #COVID-19. With a target to manufacture five thousand masks, this project…

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