Numbers Not Looking Good, As Third Wave Knocks On Zimbabwe’s Door

Dr Grant Murewanhema

ZIMBABWE’S daily COVID-19 infections almost doubled in the past 24 hours from 49 new cases that were recorded on June, 7 2021 to 83 cases on June 8, 2021. By Michael Gwarisa The increase in cases also comes in the wake of a slow vaccination uptake which could pose an even greater threat should the third wave officially set foot in the country. Local Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist, Dr Grant Murewanhema said the upsurge in the daily cases could signal the official arrival of the third wave in the…

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Gvt Warns Teachers Conducting Private Lessons During Lockdown

A number of teachers have resorted to offering private lessons under the prevailing COVID-19 induced lockdown, a move which could expose learners to COVID-19 infections, a cabinet minister has warned. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Honorable Monica Mutsvangwa said teachers offering lessons were breaking the law and will face the full wrath of the law should they be caught. In preparation for the impending opening of schools, it is pleasing to note that considerable progress has been made in vacating returnees from schools that have…

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#COVID-19: Zimbabwe Blindly Dealing With COVID-19- ZADHR Report

ZIMBABWE’S COVID-19 management competencies fall far below the expected World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, a report by the Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has gathered. HealthTimes Reporter According to the ZADHR “4th COVID-19 Monitoring and Advocacy Report: 20 May 2020,” Zimbabwe was not following proper consultation procedures in dealing with the pandemic. ZADHR notes with concern the lack of evidence-based decision making in informing the extension of the national lockdown in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwean government has shown a lethargic approach towards conducting widespread PCR diagnostic tests for…

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