Government bans public gatherings

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) has issued a ban all public gathering except funerals which are limited to 30 people. Staff Reporter Speaking during a press briefing, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Vice President and also Minister of Heath and Child Care said all conferences and meeting must be held virtually. The last 7 seven days have seen 596 new cases and 26 deaths as compared to the same period in May 2021 where we had 132 new cases and 6 deaths. This is a more than 4 fold…

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Rejecting Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Unscientific

THE decision by  the Zimbabwen government to reject the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the grounds of safety and storage issues might not be the in the best interests of citizens and lacks the scientific evidence to back the reasons up, a leading local Immunologist has said. By Michael Gwarisa This comes after revelations that the  technology that was used to develop the Sputnik V vaccine that was recently donated by Russia to Zimbabwe is the same as the one that was used to develop the Johnson & Johnson Vaccines…

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Zimbabwe Records 111 COVID-19 Cases In One Day

A total 111 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours in Zimbabwe. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Situation Report (Sitrep) of June 9, 2021, there has been an increase in cases over the last seven days with the highest peak of 111 cases reported today. “111New Cases(All Local )and 5Deaths reported in the last 24 hrs. (7 day rolling average for new cases rises to 57 today from 46 yesterday).” Vaccination Update: 523 received their 1st dose today bringing cumulative for…

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Kwekwe lockdown extended

CABINET has announced that the  localised Kwekwe lockdwon that was imposed three weeks ago would be extended by another two weeks, following a rise in Covid-19 infections in the mining town. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services confirmed the extension of lockdown in Kwekwe. The nation is informed that Cabinet has approved that the lockdown in Kwekwe be extended by a further two weeks. The development comes in the wake of a surge in positive cases in Kwekwe,…

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Numbers Not Looking Good, As Third Wave Knocks On Zimbabwe’s Door

Dr Grant Murewanhema

ZIMBABWE’S daily COVID-19 infections almost doubled in the past 24 hours from 49 new cases that were recorded on June, 7 2021 to 83 cases on June 8, 2021. By Michael Gwarisa The increase in cases also comes in the wake of a slow vaccination uptake which could pose an even greater threat should the third wave officially set foot in the country. Local Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist, Dr Grant Murewanhema said the upsurge in the daily cases could signal the official arrival of the third wave in the…

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Don’t Conduct Extra Lessons In School Premises- Gvt Wars Teachers

CABINET has banned the conducting of extra lessons inside school premises during the prevailing school holiday as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. By Staff Reporter Information and Publicity Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa told Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing that they will take the three week break period to disinfect school premises. The nation is informed that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has banned the use of schools for holiday lessons during the three week break that commenced on 4th June 2021.…

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Chiwenga Warns Private Sector Against Charging For COVID-19 Jabs

THE Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Chiwenga has read the riot act to private player in the health sector who are charging for COVID-19 vaccination jabs which are supposed to be free in the country. By Patricia Mashiri The warning follows revelations that  some private players have been profiteering from the COVID-19 vaccination program at the expense of majority of citizens who are now failing to access vaccines. Speaking during the Reopening of St Anne’s Harare Hospital, VP Chiwenga said “Let me allay fears of…

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Government Officially Reopens St Anne’s Hospital

HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday officially reopened St Anne’s Hospital, a move he says will enhance the Church’s role in complementing government’s efforts to provide quality healthcare services. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during the reopening of St Anne’s Harare Hospital which had closed in February 2016 for repairs and maintenance, VP Chiwenga said Zimbabwe’s health challenges require homegrown solutions. I am very much aware of the contribution of St Anne’s Hospital to the Health Care System in Zimbabwe. I say this because it is our…

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15 Deportees From Botswana and 37 Locals Test Positive For COVID-19

ZIMBABWE yesterday recorded a total 52 new COVID-19 cases after 15 deportees from Botswana and 37 more citizens tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Situation Report (Sitrep) for the week ending May, 4 2021. 52New Cases(37 Local and 15 deportees from Botswana )and 1Death reported in the last 24 hrs. (7 day rolling average* for new cases falls to 32 today from 34 yesterday),” said the report. As of 3 June 2021, @1500hrs there were 57 hospitalised cases: Asymptomatic…

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African governments Challenged To Rethink Fiscal Policy As Part Of Economic Recovery

AFRICAN governments have been challenged to rethink revenue mobilisation strategies as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to exacerbate debt stress levels across the continent. This was said during the Plenary Session of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Biannual Research Workshop held under the theme of “Covid-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”, on Monday 31st May 2021. Staff Reporter Speaking at the event, World Bank Group Vice President and Chief Economist Prof. Carmen Reinhart said most economies across the world, inclusive of several African…

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