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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Full Economy Opening Premised On Vaccination- Mthuli Ncube

Prof Mthuli Ncube

THE Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Professor Mtuli Ncube has called on Zimbabweans to get vaccinated for the economy to fully open up. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during a Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 vaccination program on Zimpapers Television Network, Prof Ncube said there was no reason for Zimbabweans to shun vaccination as government procured millions of vaccine doses towards that cause. Vaccination strategy in Zimbabwe is also an economic recovery strategy. We can only open up the economy safely if everyone is safe, if people will not infect each other. Therefore,…

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AIDS Levy, International Financing Behind Zim’s AIDS Response Success- UNAIDS

THE Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says Zimbabwe remains a leader in as far as HIV treatment on African continent at the back of a myriad of factors chief among them being a  well-coordinated domestic funding mechanism for HIV/AIDS and support from international partners. By Michael Gwarisa In update on how Inequalities are at the heart of uneven progress in the AIDS response, UNAIDS said progress against HIV has been uneven with other countries struggling to contain the pandemic. The gains made through people-centred approaches within…

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COVID-19 Worsens Chronic Poverty In Zimbabwe’s Vulnerable Citizens- Report

LIMITED social protection vehicles and the absence of social safety nets for some venerable groups has exacerbated already existing inequalities and chronic poverty among Zimbabwe’s vulnerable groups. By Michael Gwarisa A new report, the Zimbabwe’s Second Voluntary National Review (VNR) 2021 indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has  affected government’s  capacity to effectively address chronic poverty (by helping the poor households) as well as the capacity to mitigate the socio-economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the 2019 Labour Force  and  Child  Labour  Survey  (LFCLS),  about  249,000  persons,  which  is …

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#BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Approved In Zimbabwe

THE Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), has approved the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Zimbabwe in the management and prevention of COVID-19 infections. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, MCAZ Projects and Public Relations Officer, Mr Shingai Gwatidzo confirmed the development. MCAZ reviewed the technical documentation and clinical studies conducted and issued Emergency Use Authorisation for Ministry of Health and Child Care to consider adding to the vaccines for use in Zimbabwe,” said Mr Gwatidzo.  He added that the EUA is subject to a number…

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Zim Removed From TB high Burden Countries List

THE World Health Organisation (WHO), has  removed Zimbabwe from the list of Tuberculosis (TB) high burden countries in its recent global updated list of high burden countries. By Patricia Mashiri The new lists are for 2021–2025 and replace those previously used between 2016 and 2020. Zimbabwe together with other high TB burden countries such as Cambodia, the Russian Federation transitioned  out of the list. Speaking to HealthTimes, Dr Charles Sandy, the Deputy Director, TB and HIV Services  in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) said there was some…

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Zim Hospitalized Cases Shoot Through The Roof

THE number of COVID-19 patients admitted in health institutions in Zimbabwe has ballooned in the past few weeks owing to the high infectiousness of the new Delta variant that is currently dominant in the country. By Michael Gwarisa According to the ministry of health and child care (MoHCC) daily situation report of July 12, 2021, a total 753 COVID-19 patients are currently under institutional admission. As of 11 July, 2021, there were 753 hospitalized cases. New admissions 90, Asymptomatic 209 mild to moderate 439, severe 77 and 28 in Intensive…

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Zimbabwe’s Week Of Horror As Hundreds Fall To COVID

THE country recorded a total 206 deaths and 10, 592 new COVID-19 cases in the week ending July, 9 2021, bringing the national cumulative death toll to 2 084. Staff Reporter The number of deaths from COVID-19 have surpassed the total number of deaths that were recorded in Zimbabwe between the first and second wave of coronavirus that stalked the country between March 2020 and February 2021. https://www.psmas.co.zw/#/home According to data from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Situation Reports gathered between Monday, July 5 and Friday…

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CDC Ranks Zimbabwe As low COVID-19 Risk Destination

THE  United States of America Centers for Disease and Control (US’s CDC) has recognized Zimbabwe as one of the top countries among other African countries that  have effectively implemented COVID-19 prevention measures. SOURCE: Ministry Of Health Speaking during the handover ceremony to the Ministry of Health and Child Care by New Avakash International Dr John Mangwiro, Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care said he was pleased to share that Zimbabwe had managed COVID-19 successfully among other African countries and was moved from level four to level one by the…

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Zimbabwe Records Lowest New Daily Cases For The First Time In 2021

THREE new COVID-19 cases were recorded over the past 24 hours in Zimbabwe, bringing the total number of active cases down to 1 072. HealthTimes Reporter The three cases were recorded after a total 1 846 tests had been conducted. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Situation Report (SITREP), three cases and one death was recorded in the last 24 hours. Seven rolling average for new cases falls to 28 today from 31 yesterday. Today, the country recorded the lowest number of daily new cases…

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