Zvaungade Kuziva Nezve Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

NYIKA ye Zimbabwe mumwedzi iri kutevera ichange ichibaya  nhomba kana kuti vaccine re kudzivirira kubva kuhutachiwana hwe Coronavirus hunokonzera denda re COVID-19. Mumiriri we United Kingdom (UK) mu Zimbabwe, Muzvare  Melanie Robinson vakavimbisa ivo kuti nyika yavo ichange ichibatsira nyika ye Zimbabwe nekubaya vanhu mamiriyoni matatu nhomba yekudzivira kubva ku Covid-19. Na Michael Gwarisa Zvipatara zvakawanda mu Britain zvakatotanga kubaya vanhu domwe rekutanga (first dose) re vaccine re Pfizer. Bazi rinoona nezvehutano mu Britain re National Health Service (NHS) rakati iro nhomba ye Pfizer rakachena huye harikuvadzi zvakare rinodziviria kubva…

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#JUSTIN: Health Ministry Allows Rural and Intercity Burials On One Condition

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has permitted the transportation of bodies fro burial outside the city or town of death provided the body is hermetically sealed in a triple coffin before collection of body from funeral parlour or hospital mortuary. See Statement: The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) would like to advise the public that it has now imposed restrictions regarding the movement of COVID-19 dead bodies ahead of burial in the country. In order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a body will…

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#BREAKING: No More Transporting Dead Bodies, No More Body Viewing Allowed

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has issued a ban on the movement of dead bodies for burial around the country. Staff Reporter The restrictions follow a spike in local and community infections and deaths post the festive season which have seen the number of active cases jumping to 8388 while cumulative cases stand at 21,477. The COVID-19 death toll has risen to 507 amidst indications that country also lost a total 127 people to Covid-19 over the past seven days. In a statement, Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said…

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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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Provide Suitable PPE For Frontline Health Workers- CWGH

GOVERNMENT should move with speed and avail the much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to  contain the spread of COVID-19 between patients and healthcare workers, the Community Working Group on Health has warned. By Michae Gwarisa The call comes hot on heels of sad development at Sally Mugabe Hospital where a Matron succumbed to COVID-19, resulting midwives and other health personal at the institutions  boycotting work citing safety issues due to lack adequate PPE. CWGH Executive Director, Itai Rusike said the country is experiencing PPE shortages at very…

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#JUSTIN: MCAZ Issues Warning Against Using Ivermectin, An Animal Injection To Self Medicate Against COVID-19

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) has warned members of the public against self medicating for COVID-19 using a Veterinary jab called Ivermectin to prevent against COVID-19 infection. By Michael Gwarisa According to MCAZ Acting Director General, Mr Richard Rukwata, their organisation has over the past few weeks been inundated by calls and inquiries concerning the use of the veterinary injection to prevent against infection from Covid-19. In view of the growing number of inquiries and reports received concerning use of Veterinary Ivermectin injection for prevention or treatment of…

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Zimbabwe and Other 11 African Countries Banned From Entering The UK Due To New COVID-19 Variant

THE United Kingdom said on Thursday it would extend a ban on travellers entering England to southern African countries in a measure to prevent the spread of a new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa. SOURCE: REUTERS The restriction will take effect on Saturday and remain in place for two weeks, the government said in a statement. Entry into England will be banned to those who have travelled from or through any southern African country in the last 10 days, including Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Lesotho, Mozambique and…

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New Zim Lockdown Might Not Flatten COVID-19 Curve- ZADHR

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) says the new Lvel 4 Lockdown might not yield the intended outcome of flattening the curve of COVID-19 infections owing to a continued defiance of regulations by the generality of the public and the business community. By Michael Gwarisa Giving their 21st COVID-19 Monitoring and Advocacy Report, ZADHR said in as much as they welcome the new lockdown, it exhibits numerous loopholes which could defeat the intended objectives of the restrictions. ZADHR is of the position that the current lockdown measures…

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No PPE, No Work: Harare Hospital Midwives Boycott Work After Matron Dies From COVID-19

MIDWIVES and nurses at Sally Mugabe formerly Harare Hospital have downed tools after their colleague, a Matron at the institution succumbed to COVID-19 in the early hours of Thursday, January 7, 2021. By Michael Gwarisa According to sources privy to the developments, the midwives are refusing to enter the hospital premises until the issue of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been resolved. Apparently the midwives  are outside as we speak, they  are refusing to enter the buildings following the death of the Matron. The Matron was on duty on Sunday…

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“Let’s Not Address Health Issues In Silos During Lockdown”

THE National AIDS Council (NAC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr Benard Madzima says the new level four lockdown presents an opportunity for Zimbabwe to correct the mistakes of the first lockdown which saw a sizable number of people struggling to access essential healthcare services. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Dr Madzima said even though HIV  is still a burden on the country’s health sector, it was critical to prioritise other issues such as Gender Based Violence (GBV), maternal health, access to contraceptives, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR),…

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