Zim’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decreases Further

THE country has of late been recording a significant drop in the number of COVID-19 new cases which has seen hospitalizations and  COVID-19 related bed occupancy decreasing drastically. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a cabinet briefing Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “…regarding case management, infection, prevention and control, the number of people in need of hospitalization for COVID-19 continues to fall, with the country’s bed occupancy rate decreasing from 4.62% the previous week to 4.3% during the week under review. Ninety-four (94) new admissions were recorded, with…

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All Licensed Bars Now Allowed To Open Only To Vaccinated Patrons

CABINET has announced that bars with valid operating licenses can now reopen but should only admit vaccinated individuals. By Michael Gwarisa Breifing Journalists during a pots cabinet briefing, Infomation minitser, Senetaor Monica Mutsvangwa said, “…Cabinet notes, with concern, that the continued closure of licensed bars and night clubs has caused not only a loss of income and unemployment but also resulted in the mushrooming of illegal outlets. “Cabinet therefore directed that all licensed bars be opened to fully vaccinated clients. Bar owners are also required to ensure that the World…

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Gvt Institutes Measures To Contain COVID-19 In Schools

CABINET has announced a raft of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in schools following indications that schools have become the latest COVID-19 hotspots. HealthTimes Reporter Briefing Journalists during a post-Cabinet Media briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said the number of cases recorded went up to 1 669 this week and the education sector contributed significantly to this increase. Government has, therefore, instituted the following measures to contain the COVID-19 surge in schools,” she said. Some of the measures include: enhancement of surveillance and…

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Ban On Unvaccinated Church Congregants Still Stands

Members from various churches gather at the women and girls symposium

THE Zimbabwean government has maintained that the ban on unvaccinated church congregants was still effective despite the high court having recently ruled giving churches temporary relief under the belief that that it was no longer mandatory for church members to get jabbed in order to attend church. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing journalists during post cabinet media briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monca Mutsvangwa said the risk of transmission was still high in paces of gathering and the church gatherings would not exceed 50% of the churches’ holding…

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Zim Optimistic Of Vaccinating 10 Million People By December

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THE Zimbabwean Cabinet yesterday announced that they were confident of reaching the herd immunity targets by end of this year at the back of increased vaccination figures. By Michael Gwarisa According to experts, for a country to attain herd immunity, between and 60% and 70% of the population should be vaccinated and according to Zimbabwean figures, at least 10 million people of the over 15 million total should be vaccinated for the numbers to be reached. Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister,…

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Brain Drain Hampers City Of Harare Clinics Vaccination Efforts

HARARE local authority Clinics are finding it difficult to clear long winding queues of citizens who are coming forward daily to get inoculated. By Michael Gwarisa In most cases, the facilities are just serving 30 or less people, telling the remaining hundreds to consider a later date for vaccination. Even though the City has published a list of centers conducting vaccinations, it appears some centers have not been living up to their promise. A tour of the vaccination centers around the city show a grim picture characterized by long winding…

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Kwekwe lockdown extended

CABINET has announced that the  localised Kwekwe lockdwon that was imposed three weeks ago would be extended by another two weeks, following a rise in Covid-19 infections in the mining town. By Tanaka Moyo Speaking during a press briefing Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services confirmed the extension of lockdown in Kwekwe. The nation is informed that Cabinet has approved that the lockdown in Kwekwe be extended by a further two weeks. The development comes in the wake of a surge in positive cases in Kwekwe,…

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Don’t Conduct Extra Lessons In School Premises- Gvt Wars Teachers

CABINET has banned the conducting of extra lessons inside school premises during the prevailing school holiday as a means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools. By Staff Reporter Information and Publicity Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa told Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing that they will take the three week break period to disinfect school premises. The nation is informed that the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has banned the use of schools for holiday lessons during the three week break that commenced on 4th June 2021.…

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#BREAKING: Citizens Returning To Zimbabwe To Be Quarantined At Their Own Expense

CABINET has announced that citizens wishing to return to Zimbabwe will now be quarantined at their own expense as part of efforts to curb the spread the of the coronavirus. Staff Reporter According to information minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, the country has as at 16 May, 2021, recorded cumulative COVID-19 cases of 38 560, with 36 329 recoveries and 1 582 deaths. The recovery rate stands at 94.2%, with 95.5% of COVID-19 positive cases being attributable to local transmission. The number of active cases stand at 649. In order to…

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17,000 Arrested In One Week For Breaking COVID-19 Regulations In Zimbabwe

A total 17, 727 arrests were made countrywide during the over the past seven days for flouting the various lockdown regulations, bringing the total  arrested so far to 607 386. Staff Reporter Briefing Journalists during a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa warned citizens against disregarding COVID-19 Law enforcement agents are intensifying efforts to curb the re-emergence of illegal transport operators. Seventeen thousand seven hundred and twenty seven (17 727) arrests were made countrywide during the week under review for flouting the various…

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