Government Maintains Level 4 Lockdown

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa says government the level 4 lockdown measure were still in force even though new COVID-19 infections were on the decline. Staff Reporter Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, minister Mutsvagwa said,”Cabinet was informed that the number of infections decreased slightly, with a total of 14 275 cases being recorded during the week under review, compared to the 21 346 cases recorded the previous week. “This reflected a 49.5% decrease, as the country’s efforts to contain the pandemic showed a…

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Zvishavane Nurse Arrested For Selling COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

A general nurse at Zvishavane District Hospital, Faith Nyoni has been been arrested for selling completed COVID-19 vaccination cards to unvaccinated individuals. HealthTimes Reporter She was arrested after detectives set a trap and caught in action. Through their official Twitter Account, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) said investigations were still in progress. Faith Nyoni who is employed as a nurse at Zvishavane District Hospital later handed over completed vaccination cards to the detectives. Investigations are in progress. Detectives set a trap and pretended to be in need of vaccination cards…

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SAT Bemoans COVID-19 Induced Restrictions On SRHR Access

COVID-19 induced restrictions that have been in effect and periodically reviewed since March 2020, have had negative impact on access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a virtual meeting on adapting to the new normal, Dean Mtata, Youth Officer, SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) said there is need to develop systems that cushion you g people against shocks such as natural disasters and disease pandemics. SRHR services are limited for young people. The lockdown brought in limited movement of people therefore the youths have been…

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Zim Receives Another One Million Sinovac vaccines

ZIMBABWE yesterday received one million Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines  procured from China to intensify the fight against COVID-19. By Patricia Mashiri Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mtuli Ncube, said the country had US$92 million for the procurement of vaccines from the United Nation’s vaccines sharing initiative (COVAX) and they were expecting more vaccines. So our vaccination program and vaccine acquisition program is going very well. For the first dose, we are already reaching about 50.000 vaccination per day, which is good going indeed. So all is going well. We feel…

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#BREAKING: The Vaccine Does Not Contain Mark Of The Beast Says Prophet Makandiwa as he Tells People To Get Vaccinated

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) founder, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has announced that those who wish to get vaccinated should go ahead and do so. By Michael Gwarisa In a live broadcast on his YouTube Channel, Prophet Makandiwa said contrary to what has been reported about his sermons before, he does not believe or subscribe to the notion that the COVID-19 Vaccine contains the mark of the  beast.  People are asking me saying Man of God, is there a green light? Should we get vaccinated? I have been ignoring all these…

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Unvaccinated People Constitute Majority Of Deaths and Infections In Harare- New Data

A new report by the Zimbabwean government indicates that more people who have died from COVID-19 in Harare during the ongoing third wave had not been vaccinated. By Michael Gwarisa According to an update on the Admissions and Community Deaths by Vaccination Status that was released by the Chief COVID-19 Coordinator in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Dr Agnes Mahomva, 88.9% of those who have lost their lives to COVID in Harare were unvaccinated. This data was gathered from 207 total number of deaths and mortuary data. The…

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Covid-19 Impacts HIV Programming In Zim

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) and Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV’s (ZNNP+) programs have not been spared by the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a virtual meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on HIV programming Dr Bernard Madzima, Chief Executive Officer NAC said the COVID-19 pandemic brought negative affected HIV and AIDS programs in a negative way. COVID-19 was associated with the lockdowns, there was lots of uncertainty and misinformation that really impacted on programming as most HIV programs happen either at a health…

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Inadequate COVID vaccines for developing countries affecting people with HIV

THE Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said the limited access to COVID-19 vaccines for developing countries will have a negative impact on people living with HIV. By Staff Reporter In a report titled ‘Confronting Inequalities developing countries have been at a disadvantage over access to COVID-19 vaccines compared to rich countries which have monopolised access. “COVID-19 vaccines that could save millions of lives trickle into developing countries as new waves of infections threaten to overwhelm their under-financed health systems. At the end of June 2021, just 1% of…

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Government Allows Private Sector To Vaccinate People In Hotspots At A Fee

IN a bid to scale up vaccination programme the government has extended its national vaccination programme to the private sector. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter addressed to provincial medical doctors, city health directors and chief executive officers of central hospital the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Child Care , Air Commodore, Dr Jasper Chimedza said it was extending its vaccination programme to the private sector starting with private hospitals, clinics and private medicals aid societies. Zimbabwe started the roll out of vaccines on the 22nd February 2021…

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