#COVID-19: When Tyranny Tastes Sweeter Than Honey

THE World is currently battling one of the deadliest respiratory pandemic in the history of mankind in the form the Coronavirus which causes (Covid-19). By Michael Gwarisa The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has killed more than 14,000 people and infected more than 336,000. It has spread to at least 169 countries and territories. The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11. More than 11,000 deaths have been reported outside of mainland China, including 470 in the US. However, there is an unusual…

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#Breaking: Zim Confirms First Coronavirus Case

Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Obadiah Moyo has confirmed Zimbabwe’s first Coronavirus (Covid-19) case. By Michael Gwarisa The minister said the case was identified in Victoria Falls and is currently being monitored in the resort town while other suspected cases are also being checked at various health institutions. Read full statement from ministry below

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Legislators Worried About Zim Airport Coronavirus Preparedness

PARLIAMENTARIANS have raised concerns over Robert Gabriel Mugabe (RGM) International Airport’s preparedness to handle the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) should it come in Zimbabwe. By Kudakwashe Pembere These reveletaions were made during  Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care tour of RGM International Airport and Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital on Wednesday. Speaking to the media after the tour, Parliament Health Committee chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said she had some concerns including Immigration officers at the airport wearing wrong masks. The officers wore surgical masks which are flat instead of N95…

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UK Govt Commits USD2, 1 million For Coronavirus Preparedness

THE United Kingdom (UK) Government’s Department for International Development is chipping in with £1, 7 million for the setting up of Zimbabwe’s Public Health Emergency Operation Centre as the country prepares for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). By Kudakwashe Pembere The equipment is worth USD2197156.50 and includes computers and protective clothing.  Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo giving his acceptance speech said this gesture showed how the British government is keen on supporting Zimbabwe’s health sector. We are very grateful to you the head of mission. This is exactly…

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BREAKING: Zim Coronavirus Suspect Recovering From Mental Health Issues

THE Zimbabwean woman suspected testing negative of coronavirus is convalescing from a mental health disorder at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital following her readmission at the facility. By Kudakwashe Pembere The City of Harare that isolated and facilitated tests on the patient indicated the patient had tested negative 3 times. The first test was done in China, the second in Zimbabwe and the third was done in South Africa. In an interview with Harare City Health Director Dr Prosper Chonzi, he said the woman was recovering from a mental episode. Her…

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Zimbabwe More Prepared For Epidemics: Global Health Security Index

AT a time when Zimbabweans assume the country is not prepared for the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a latest Global Health Security Index report ranked Zimbabwe among the top 10 of African countries for being ‘more prepared’.  Zimbabwe is number nine out of 54 African countries while being number 152 out of 195 on the globe. By Kudakwashe Pembere Zimbabwe’s southern neighbour South Africa is number one on the continent with Mozambique to the east number 35 in Africa where as Zambia is number 34  and Botswana to the West…

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USAID Nutrition and Agric Programs Boost Household Food Security In Zim

THE United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) nutrition and resilience interventions have contributed significantly to household food sufficiency at a grassroots level in rural Zimbabwe. By Michael Gwarisa To date, USAIDS has assisted more than 350,000 Zimbabwean small holder farmers to increase their yields, incomes, food security and self-reliance. Speaking at the USAID roundtable discussion which ran under the theme, “Agricultural-led Growth, Nutrition and Resilience,” United States Envoy to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Brian Nicholas said the aim of their programs was to see households running  sustainable income and food generating…

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Warm Climate Could Act In Zim’s Favor In The Face Of Coronavirus

A Chinese doctor in the country says Zimbabweans have nothing to panic given they have a warm climate and clean air on their side  in the event that Corona virus strikes. By Kudakwashe Pembere Dr Yuandong Jiang, a cardiologist from the 17th Chinese Cohort in the country said while this no reason to celebrate, Zimbabwe nonetheless needs to be prepared. “You see Zimbabwe is a beautiful place. The weather is good. There is enough sunshine good enough to kill the viruses and bacteria because these pathogens don’t like the sun.…

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More People From Coronavirus Affected Countries Enter Zim

OVER 1 400 people from the COVID-19 affected countries have entered Zimbabwe since the declaration of the pandemic as a public health emergency of international concern. By Kudakwashe Pembere This emerged during the second cabinet decision matrix for 2020. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo at the Interministeral meeting on COVID 19 last week had said the number was 741. Media,Information and Broadcasting  services minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said to date, 1 433 travellers have been reported to have passed through Zimbabwe’s ports of entry that are screening…

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#Breaking: Zim Health Ministry IT Technicians Estonia Bound

THE Estonian Government is drafting invitations which will see Information Technology technicians from the Health and Child Care Ministry travel to Estonia on a date to be announced, HealthTimes has learnt. This visit to the European country is for Zimbabwe to learn about the country’s robust e-Health system By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking to this publication from Estonia on Wednesday (today), the country’s foreign ministry’s director of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Mrs Kadi Metsandi said plans are underway to invite the technical team from Zimbabwe to their country. “Good morning,…

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