Zim To Buy A Million Vaccine Dosses Every Months

FINANCE and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube says government has set mobilised USD100 million towards the purchase of Covid–19 vaccines to cover a significant portion of the population in order to achieve herd immunity. By Staff Reporter In a statement, Prof Ncube said they have also arranged with leading freight company DHL to transport vaccines in the future. I am pleased to announce that Government has this week received 1,056,000 doses of Covid –19 vaccines purchased from China, which are being made available to Zimbabwe Citizens free of charge…

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City Of Harare Amplifies COVID-19 Vaccination

THE City of Harare has upped the COVID-19 national vaccination programme by offering the service free of charge from their clinics in Harare. By Catherine Murombedzi Health Correspondent The COVID-19 vaccination programme kicked off last month with healthcare workers prioritised. The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Chiwenga was the first to receive the vaccine leading the way by deeds. The programme has opened up to all requiring to have the prevention jab. Yes, we are offering COVID-19 vaccination with effect from 1 April, tomorrow, from…

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Mnangagwa announces Easter COVID-19 restrictions

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced additional measures against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic during the Easter holidays. By Patricia Mshiri “To safeguard or Nation, we need to take some additional measures to avoid a 3rd wave of the pandemic which is already attacking some Nations of the World:” For the duration of the Easter holidays: 1. Travellers coming into the country from neighbouring States must undergo valid COVID-19 PCR tests not more than 48 hours from the time of their departure for Zimbabwe. Travellers without afrosaid valid test results clearing…

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#BREAKING: Three Rape Cases A Day In Mash Central, Family And Close Relatives Major Perpetrators

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MASHONALAND Central province has been recording  alarming rates of rape cases of minor girls and young women, amidst indications that the whole province has been registering not less than three rape cases on a daily basis for the past 12 months. By Michael Gwarisa in Bindura The increase in rape cases has largely been attributed to the COVID-19 induced lockdown as minor girls and young women were locked indoors with abusers who are either their close relatives and or their neighbors. Briefing an International Women’s Day commemorations event in Bindura…

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Condom Use Declines Among Zim Sex Workers As Country Misses 2020 Condom Distribution Target

A total 83 million male condoms and 2.9 million female condoms were distributed in the year 2020, which is a far cry from the 100 million for men and 5.5 million that had been targeted for women during the year. By Michael Gwarisa The target misses were largely attributed to service disruption due to Covid-19. The 2020 figures were the lowest compared to the previous three years. The decline in condom distribution also affected uptake and use of condoms by Female Sex Workers and other HIV high risk groups. Presenting…

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Mutare Hospitality Industry Welcomes Vaccination

THE tourism industry in Mutare has embraced the national vaccination programme as the second phase of the vaccination is slowly gathering momentum across the country. By Patricia Mashiri John Mugwagwa, the Chief Executive Officer Skyview hotel said they work with a lot of people in the tourism industry therefore this is a chance for them to protect themselves as. He also mentioned that the vaccine came as a Messiah as they were long waiting for solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. I saw our leaders getting vaccinated and I felt I…

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Demystifying COVID-19 Vaccines

THE world has fought several plagues and pandemics over centuries, some of which even threatened to wipe out the whole of mankind. Nature somehow found its way of defeating the infectious pathogens and the human race survived. About a century ago, the world also battled the Spanish Flu pandemic, and there are hardly any survivors to narrate the ordeal, but we know that it was also a very bad pandemic. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Now, coming to the COVID-19 global epidemic which was declared a pandemic just over a year…

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India Discovers New COVID-19 Mutant Strain Resistant To Natural And Vaccine Acquired Immunity

SOURCE: BBC A new “double mutant” variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India. Officials are checking if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, may be more infectious or less affected by vaccines. Some 10,787 samples from 18 Indian states also showed up 771 cases of known variants – 736 of the UK, 34 of the South African and one Brazilian. Officials say the variants are not linked to a spike in cases in India. India reported 47,262 cases and 275…

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The Clock Is Ticking, Time To End TB Is Now Says VP Chiwenga

HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has called for collaboration in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) in the midst of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic which has largely disrupted TB programming and treatment efforts. By Michael Gwarisa According to preliminary data from the World Health Organization (WHO), a total 1.4 Million people  from over 80 countries faced challenges in accessing TB treatment in 2020, which is a reduction of 21% from 2019 and countries with the biggest relative gaps were Indonesia (42%), South Africa (41%), Philippines (37%) and…

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1.4 Million People Missed TB Treatment And Care In 2020 Due To COVID-19

AN estimated 1.4 million fewer people received care for tuberculosis (TB) in 2020 than in 2019, according to preliminary data compiled by the World Health Organization (WHO) from over 80 countries- a reduction of 21% from 2019. . HealthTimes Reporter The countries with the biggest relative gaps were Indonesia (42%), South Africa (41%), Philippines (37%) and India (25%) The effects of COVID-19 go far beyond the death and disease caused by the virus itself. The disruption to essential services for people with TB is just one tragic example of the…

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