First Batch Of Chinese Vaccine Now Airborne, Arriving In Zimbabwe At 3:00 AM

THE first batch of Covid-19 200 000 Sinopharm  COVID-19 vaccine is already on its way to Zimbabwe and will be arriving at the Robert Mugabe International Airport at 03:00 in the morning on February 15, 2021. The consignment of 200 000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated to Zimbabwe by the People’s Republic of China will be received by the Vice President and Health and Child Care Minister, Dr. Constantino G. D. N. Chiwenga.

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#JUSTIN: President To Announce Lockdown Way Forward Next Week

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnangagwa says  he will announce next week as to how the nation will proceed as the country continues with the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is currently on level four National lockdown. He said this while addressing the first POLAD meeting for 2021 being held virtually at State house this morning. SOURCE: ZBC

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Dark Week for Zimbabwe, As COVID-19 Claims 88 Lives, infects 4,395 in Seven Days

ZIMBABWE recorded a total 4,395 new COVID-19 infections and 88 deaths, the highest weekly death rate reported since the pandemic was first reported in the country in March 2020. HealthTimes Reporter This is according to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily sitreps tally over a five-days period from Monday, January 4 to Friday, January 8, 2021. The country’s COVID-19 cumulative cases stand at 19,660 while total deaths add to 468. As of Monday, January 4, a total 564 new cases were recorded together with four deaths. All…

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Nine Chan Footballers Test Positive For COVID-19

THE Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has announced that at least nine players who are part of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) provisional squad have tested positive to covid-19. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, ZIFA Communications and Competitions Manager, Xolisani Gwesela said all the affected players have already been quarantined. In  adherence to our Covid-19 medical protocols, all players and members of the technical team were tested on Monday (28 December 2020) upon their return from festive break and the nine were ruled to have tested positive. “All the affected players…

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Condom Shortages In Sanyati As Sex Workers Loot Free Dembare Condoms

SANYATI district has been experiencing recurrent shortages of the famous Blue Panther or Dembare condoms at the back of massive looting of the product by sex workers who later sale the condoms at exorbitant rates to their colleagues. HealthTimes Reporter In an interview in Sanyati recently, National Aids Council (NAC) District Aids Coordinator (DAC) for Sanyati, Virginia Tausa said sex work was most prevalent in the district due rampart artisanal mining activities and some senior sex workers have been collecting condoms in bulk, creating an artificial shortage of the condoms.…

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Zimbabwe Opens School Classes Despite Increase in New COVID-19 Infections

ZIMBABWE today, November 9, 2020 resumes all school classes from Early Childhood Development (ECD) up to Advanced level in line with government set schedule. HealthTimes Brief The resumption of classes however comes at a time Zimbabwe is recording increased cases of COVID-19 with majority of them being local transmissions. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19 update of November, 8, 2020, recovery rate has dropped from a high of 95% in the past few weeks to 93%, with daily infection rate rising to 5.6% 33…

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Over 1000 Zim Nurses Punished For Defying Flexi Hours Ban

A total 1 280 Zimbabwe nurses face disciplinary action for failure to comply with government’s ban of the flexi hours working arrangement. By Michael Gwarisa The flexi-hours regime was introduced early this year to cushion nurses who had gone on a strike owing to poor wages and high costs of living. In a pots cabinet media brief, Information and broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet was briefed by Vice President Honourable C.G.D.N. Chiwenga, as the Minister of Health and Child Care, on the Withdrawal of Labour by Nurses.…

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#JUSTIN: MCAZ Extends Shelf Life For Pyridoxine

THE Medecines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), has extended the shelf-life of various batches of Pyridoxine by five months up to March, 2021 following a request from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC). In letter written to the National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) and director health services at City Council run Hospitals and those in the security services, Director Curative Services, Dr Max Hove said that MACAZ conducted laboratory tests of specified batches and they passed all the tests. See Batches Below    

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Chitungwiza Hospital To Conduct Pauper’s Burials For 31 Unclaimed Bodies

CHITUNGWIZA Central Hospital has released names of 31 bodies lying unclaimed at their mortuary since July, 2019 to date. According to the Hospital, they will soon be conducting Pauper Burials for the unclaimed if no one comes to claim the bodies. The Hospital called on relatives or anyone who knows the people on the list to contact hospital. Please See the list Attached Below  

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