26 ZANU PF HQ Staffers Test Positive For COVID-19

ZANU-PF Secretary for Information and Publicity and Party Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Chinamasa has confirmed that 26 ZANU PF employees have tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes Reporter In a statement, Mr Chinamsa said the affected have since been quarantined in compliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements. In compliance with the WHO protocols requiring institutions and individuals to be tested for COVID-19, ZANU PF directed that its staff members working at the Headquarters be tested for COVID-19. “The total number of personnel who underwent mandatory testing on 28 July 2020…

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“COVID-19 Haitapurirwe Nekupihwa Ropa Muchipatara”-NBSZ

Hakuna mukana wekuti utachiona uhwu hungawanikwe muropa raungagamuchire kubva kuNBSZ” MUSABATIRE hana mumaoko muchizeza kuti zvino shuramatongo yatekeshera pasi rese yeCoronavirus yemhando yeCOVID-19, haiwanikwe yakahwanda muropa rinopiwa varwere vanoda ropa here? Iyi inhau iri pamiromo pevanhu vazhinji. Woti dambudziko rekuda kuwedzerwa ropa nekuda kwenjodzi, kana icho chakupa ronda chati nhunzi dzikudye here, wanikwe ropa racho rinendereka, zvinozofamba sei? NaCatherine Murombedzi Aiwa, zorodzai henyu pfungwa, izvi hazviitike, sangano guru rehomwe yeropa, iro rinoferefeta ropa  zvakare, reNational Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) rakazivisa. COVID-19 yakasiyana neutachiona hweHIV. HIV inorarama uye inogara nekukura muropa…

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Zim COVID-19 Recoveries Increase By 95%

THE number is people recovering from the COVID-19 disease in Zimbabwe has been on an upward trend over the past few days, a government minister has announced. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists this morning, Information, publicity and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said even though the country is experiancing a surge in local transmissions, the number of recoveries was encouraging. The cumulative rapid screening and PCR tests conducted as of 3 August, 2020 are 137 808 (73 174 RDT and 64 634PCR). The country has recorded a cumulative four…

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Misika Yemuriwo Nembatya Yorura Ne COVID-19

MUTSVAKURUDZO dzakaitwa nevari kuona nezve denda re COVID-19 munyika ye Zimbabwe, ve COVID-19 taskforce, zvinoratidza kuti nzvimbo dzekutengeserana ndimo muri kutapurianwa chirerwe che COVID-19 zvakanyanya mumaguta  makuru e Harare ne Bulawayo. Na Michael Gwarisa Vachitaura mu tsamba kuvatapi venhau, gurukuota rinoona nezvekufambiswa kwemashoko, Minister Monica Mutsvangwa vati ivo vanhu vakawanda havazi ketevedza zvakatemwa ne bazi re World Health Organisation (WHO) kuti vadzivirire chirwere che COVID-19 munyika. “Pane tsvakurudzo irikuitwa yekutarisa nzvimbo dziri kutsviriridza ne COVID-19 munyika yese. Nzvimbo dziri kutariswa dzinosangasnisira misika yemiriwo muguta re Harare ne Bulawayo. Zvakaonekwa kuti…

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#JUSTIN: Gvt Warns Hospitals Refusing To Admit Patients Without COVID-19 Test Results

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa has cautioned health institutions against refusing to admit patients who do not have COVID-19 test results. By Michael Gwarisa In a media brief, Minister Mutsvangwa said refusing to admit patients for any reasons was illegal and in contravention of the country’s public health act. The Taskforce was informed that some private and public institutions are refusing to admit patients who have no COVID19 test results. This is contrary to provisions of the Public Health Act and Government warns those medical facilities…

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Avenues Clinic Reopens Casualty Facility After Brief Lockdown

THE Avenues Clinic has re-opened its casualty center after a brief haitus following a COVID-19 incident which had occurred in the accident and emergency unit  towards the of July, 2020. By Michael Gwarisa In a statement, The Avenues Clinic management said they had followed strict health precautions regarding the disinfection of the facility as well as isolating infected employees ahead of its re-opening Following the communication of 24July 2020regarding temporary closure of the Accident and Emergency (Casualty) Unit, the hospital would like to advise that the unit will be re-opening…

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#TalkingCOVI-19WithDrGrant: From 550 To 3500 cases In 1 Month: What’s next?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE first case of COVID-19 was reported in Zimbabwe on 20 March 2020, and it took almost 4 months to get to 500 cases. There was widespread hope that we could contain the spread. For that entire period, the majority of cases were confirmed among returning residents from South Africa, and were diagnosed at points of entry and quarantine centres. However, the past month (July) has seen an uprecedented rise in cases, with over 2000 new cases diagnosed, and 490 cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours. By Dr Grant…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGant: Zimbabweans, We Must Take The COVID-19 Pandemic Seriously, And Stop Looking For Reasons To Justify Complacency!

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE COVID-19 pandemic is  hitting hard on Zimbabwe, and growing very fast. All ten provinces in the country are reporting cases, and local transmission far outweighs imported disease. Community transmission implies many cases in society whose epidemiological origins are difficult to trace, with multiple unrelated clusters. By Dr Grant Murewanhema Human behavior is critical in controlling the epidemic. I find it unacceptable that there are still some individuals who justify complacency and lack of responsibility on their part. Its a known fact that Zimbabwe has resource limitations, and has limited…

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Asking For USD Salaries Is Insane, Gvt Tells Senior Doctors

THE Acting Permanent secretary in the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) Dr Gibson Mhlanga has described demands by senior doctors to have their salaries paid in United States Dollars (USD) as insanity. By Michael Gwarisa In a response to a letter that was penned by the Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association’s (SHDA) executive where they gave government a 14 days ultimatum to fix the salaries issue and shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Dr Mhlanga said the US salary route was unsustainable and proven failed option. Senior Doctors…

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#JUSTIN: Zim MPs Test Positive For COVID-19

TWO members Zimbabwean Members of Parliament (MPs) have tested positive for COVID-19. HealthTimes According to Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda confirmed,  Parliament has since suspended business after two legislators and a journalist tested positive for Covid-19, The legislators were part of a delegation of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport who were on field visits across the country. The driver of a bus hired by the legislators for the visit also tested positive for the virus. Everyone who was part of that team is now in self-quarantine in line with…

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