Zim Doctors Seek Gvt Approval To Use IVERMECTIN & Nano Silver To Treat COVID-19

ZIMBABWEAN doctors who are at the forefront FIGHTING covid-19 have written to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) seeking permission to use a veterinary injection Ivermectin and Nano Silver to treat COVID-19. HealthTimes Reporter In a letter written to the health ministry permanent secretary Dr Jasper Chimedza by the College of Primary Health Care Physicians of Zimbabwe, they said they have been successfully using Ivermectin in conjunction with nano silver and the treatment registered god results. Due to our constant perusal of the medical evidence we noticed the…

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OPINION: COVID-19 Home Remedies: Now You See Why We Should Preserve Biodiversity, Don’t You?

FOR more than 12 moths, the world has been at the mercy of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and to date, close to 100 million infections and 2.06 million deaths have been recorded globally. According to experts, the COVID-19 is the most significant public health problem since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic By Michael Gwarisa Even though there is no cure yet for the COVID-19, the global recovery rate currently stands at 53.1 million. Majority of the COVID-19 cases have been reported…

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TelOne moves to alleviate PPE shortage at Chikurubi Maximum Prison

TelOne has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth ZWL$300 000 to Chikurubi Maximum Prison in a move to alleviate PPE shortage at the country’s biggest prison in light of the increased COVID19 transmissions. By Staff Reporter The timely donation which includes hand sanitisers and washable face masks for in-mates was handed over to Zimbabwe Prisons & Correctional Services (ZPCS) health services director Senior Assistant Commissioner Dr. Evidence Gaka at Chikurubi Maximum Prison on Friday this week. The donated items are: 1500 washable masks, 250 surgical masks, 100 heavy duty aprons,…

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Zim Cumulative COVID-19 Cases Cross 30 000 Mark

THE total number of COVID-19 cases that have been recorded since the coronavirus was first reported in Zimbabwe has now breached 30,000. HealthTimes Reporter According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily sitrep, the country recorded  639New Cases and 38 Deaths reported in the last 24 hours. (7 day rolling average* for new cases falls to 668 from 736 yesterday). As of 21 January 2021, Zimbabwe has now recorded30 047 Cases19569 recoveries and 917 Deaths. All 639 are local cases: 293 cases are from Harare•As of 20…

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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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#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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Now More Than Ever, We Need To Be Disciplined To Cut The Chain Of Community Transmissions

A few weeks before Christmas I wrote an article: COVID-19 and the festive season: a time to guard against complacency; I also wrote about the need to effectively control human traffic movement into the country. Nevertheless; its now water under the bridge; we are used to reactive not proactive approaches. By Dr Grant Murewanhema At the moment we have widespread COVID-19 community transmission in Zimbabwe. We have not typed the virus, so we don’t know which strains are circulating, but anecdotally, we have a more virulent strain with a higher…

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Zim Schools No Longer Opening On 4 January As COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Surge

GOVERNMENT has deviated the 2021 school Calender following a surge in new COVID-19 cases mainly due to local and community transmissions. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary, Mrs Tumisang Thabela said following the rise in COVID-19 infections and the new highly contagious variant, government has seen it fit to deviate from opening schools on 4 January further to a date to be announced. The ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to advice its valued learners, parents, guardians and other…

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Zim Scientists and Business Launch Ground-breaking Tool To Eliminate COVID-19 Tests Certification Fraud

A local organisation, the International Covid-19 Travellers Compliance  Monitoring  Association  (ICTCMA), a consortium comprising of  Zimbabwean  doctors, laboratory  scientists,  travel agents, travellers and business people has developed a tool that is set to address the growing burden of fake COVID-19 test certificates amongst travellers. By Michael Gwarisa The new tool dubbed the International  Covid-19 Clearance  Passport is  a  multi-entry  personalized  and  securitized  booklet  that  one can  use  in up to  45  entries across the globe. Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Masibongesonke Muloyiswa a  founding member ICTCMA said they were using  a …

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COVID-19 And The Festive Season: Time To Guard Against Complacency

Dr Grant Marewanhema

2020 has been a particularly strange year; one that many would quickly want to rub out of their memories. Many lost their loved ones from COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related causes; many were separated from their loved ones for months due to international travel restrictions and national lockdowns, and there are many who lost their jobs as economic recessions took their toll on businesses. Schools and colleges have been closed for months, with some now resorting to virtual teaching; some even lost their opportunity for graduations after many years of sweating…

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