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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Harare City Commences Makamba’s Alleged Abuse Investigations

HARARE City has begun investigating circumstances surrounding the death of Zororo Makamba who succumbed to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). By Kuda Pembere It’s not a post-mortem per se but a probe on allegations that James Makamba’s son’s ill-health was neglected. “Harare City Council is instituting investigations in what happened at Wilkins Hospital when the late Mr Zororo Makamba was admitted. The investigation follows comments by the Makamba family over allegations of impropriety in the manner the patient was handled,” said the Council. Harare City also advised its stakeholders that despite…

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Zim Student Dies Of Covid-19

WASHINGTON. — A Zimbabwean student at St. Andrews University in the United States has died of coronavirus, according to a family spokesperson, Takudzwa Mandaza. Mandaza said his 19-year-old cousin, Melissa Jacqueline, died yesterday. He said the family is devastated by the death of Melissa, whose mother lives in Michigan, USA. Mandaza could not say when Melissa will be laid to rest. “Her dad passed on a while back and she was in Michigan with her mum and other siblings studying at St. Andrews University. “She was asthmatic and she tested…

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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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#COVID-19: Zim Records First SADC Covid-19 Mortality

ZIMBABWE is the only country in the SADC region to have recorded a Coronavirus Disease fatality. By Kuda Pembere According to the African Union Centre for Disease Control, the continent has 2 475 confirmed cases. “Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 2,475 cases, 64 deaths, 203 recoveries by region,” read the organisation’s Situation Report as at March 25. In Southern Africa, there are 740 confirmed cases, one mortality and 12 recoveries. Below are the African countries reporting confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries. Central (145 cases, 5 deaths, 3 recoveries):  Cameroon (70, 1,…

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#CORONAVIRUS: Zim Doctors & Nurses Down Tools Amid COVID-19 Crisis

ZIMBABWEAN nurses and junior doctors have forthwith withdrawn their services feeling their demands have not been met as the country battles with the global pandemic, Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). By Kuda Pembere Being the health workers who spend most of the time with the patients, nurses are demanding protective personal equipment(PPE) , a COVID-19 risk allowance as well as water supplies at places of work. Following our letter that was presented to our employer 48 hours ago, informing them to urgently attend to our demands as frontline workers, it seems our…

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Coronavirus: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

LONDON — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office said Wednesday. SOURCE: 6ABC News The 71-year-old is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his Clarence House office said. It says his wife Camilla, 72, has tested negative.  “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus,” Clarence House said. “He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days…

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