Gvt Continues To Distribute Hydroxchloroquine Despite Red Flag From Local Pharmacists

INFORMATION and broadcasting services minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvagwa says Hydroxchloroquine is still amongst some of the COVID-19 treatment medications  in stock in the country. By Michael Gwarisa This is however despite calls by local pharmacists to halt dispensing the drug for COVID-19 treatment until conclusive studies on the effectiveness of the drug in managing the disease have been arrived. In a media brief, minister Mutsvangwa said stocks of drugs and medicines used in the treatment of COVID19 symptoms continue to increase in the country. Presently our stocks include 27.6 million…

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COVID-19 pandemic bolsters case for technology-based economic resilience

AS the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact globally, the African continent, while less affected, is preparing to undergo its own severe social and economic crisis. As of April 7, over 10,000 cases have been reported across 52 countries in Africa (less than 1% of cases globally). Stefan Nalletamby Yet despite the slow onset, Africa’s fragile health systems will be overwhelmed if the virus continues to spread. To avoid this scenario, governments are implementing contingency measures with striking collateral damage in the form of shops and factories closing, workers being sent home,…

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ARTUZ Calls For Immediate Closure Of Schools Amid #Coronavirus Fears

A firebrand Zimbabwean teachers union is threatening to pull out its members from school by March 20 should schools not be closed forthwith. By Kudakwashe Pembere The Rural Teachers Union calls for the closure of schools with immediate effect as the country prays to be spared by the menacing Coronavirus Disease. “Almost all schools have a population of more than 100 people who spend the day together. Therefore in the wake of this pandemic, ARTUZ wishes to advice the ministry to immediately close all government schools on the 20th of…

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