Vaccine Will Be Voluntary says Zim Government

INFORMATION, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, senator Monica Mutsvangwa says that the administration of the COVID-19 Vaccine will be voluntary and wont’ be forced on any citizen. By Staff Reporter Addressing a Post Cabinet Media Briefing, Senator Mutsvangwa said the it was imperative that the country accelerates the acquisition of vaccines in order to halt a potential third wave. Cabinet was informed that the country is saddled with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic that has manifested in high infection and death rates countrywide, with the compounding factor being…

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#JUSTIN: One Person Dying Every Hour To COVID-19 In Zimbabwe- Prof Ngwenya

THE coronovirus second wave has hit Zimbabwe hard, amidst indications that the country could officially be losing a life every hour to COVID-19 while the daily infection rate has breached the 1000 mark By Michael Gwarisa Responding to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily Sitrep of January 14, 2020 on his Micro-blogging Site, Mpilo Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Professor Solwayo Ngwenya warned the public to be vigilant and abide by the set COVID-19 prevention regulations in order to defeat the virus. Coronavirus: daily new cases breach 1000,…

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BREAKING: Zimbabwe Records 34 Deaths and Over 1000 Cases In 24 Hours

ZIMBABWE has recorded 1365 new COVID-19 cases and 34 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest COVID-19 death rate since the pandemic was reported in Zimbabwe in March 2020. By Michael Gwarisa According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) Daily Sitrep of January 5, 2021, the 1365 were local transmissions. 1365New Cases and 34Deaths reported in the last 24 hours. (7 day rolling average* for new cases further spikes to 552 from 383 yesterday). All 1365 are local cases : 777 from Harare alone (Deaths locations…

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Buses Bringing Zimbabweans From SA Should Get Clearance From Zim Consulate First- Cabinet

BUS operators involved in repatriation of Zimbabwean nationals from South Africa are now required to obtain clearance from the Zimbabwean consulate in Cape Town and Johannesburg two days before departure. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists during a post cabinet media briefing, Information and broadcasting services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said, “In order to enable the smooth flow of returnees at the Beitbridge Border Post, the Embassy of Zimbabwe in South Africa has drawn up Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). All bus operators involved in the repatriation of Zimbabwean nationals from South…

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Health Precautions To Consider Before Visiting Zimbabwe

AS the world is gradually opening and medical and pharmaceutical experts are working tirelessly to come up with a vaccine and probably a cure for the COVID-19, international and domestic travel to various tourism destinations is set to resume soon. By Michael Gwarisa Preparing for the festive season starts now and in most countries especially in the developed world, planning started as early as January 2020. However, with the coming in of COVID-19, most traveling plans were shelved and for other countries, traveling could resume as late as 2021 December.…

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#TalkingCOVID-19WithDrGrant: Demanding Immediate Resuscitation Of The Public Health Sector In Zimbabwe: Whose Responsibility?

Dr Grant Marewanhema

THE past four weeks have been particularly difficult for Zimbabwe. We have seen the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise from 2 digits to over 1400, and the deaths from the same going up to 25. There have been multiple but unverified reports of sudden deaths in communities, which could be due to COVID-19. Of course, people are still dying from other causes, but with a totally crippled health system and a grounded economy, there is no proper surveillance and auditing. Thus, the reasons why people are dying in…

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Dark Week For Zimbabwe, As COVID-19 Kills 5 Within A Few Days

ZIMBABWE has recorded another COVID-19 fatality, this time a 63 year old woman from Matabeleland North Province , bringing the total number of coranavirus deaths recorded this week to five, the highest weekly death toll the country has recorded since the pandemic was recorded in the country. By Michael Gwarisa The cumulative total number of deaths in Zimbabwe currently stands at 13 with majority of the cases having been recorded during the period July 6 to 10, 2020. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19…

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U.S. Contributes $60.55 Million To WFP To Assist Zim During Lean Season.

[dropcap] THE[/dropcap] United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $60.55 million toward the World Food Programme’s (WFP) 2020/21 Lean Season Food Assistance program in Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Reporter The lean season assistance will begin in August and will feed nearly one million people during the peak of the season, from January to April 2021. Zimbabwe faces one of its worst food security crises in a decade due to the combined effects of failed economic and agricultural policies, corruption, consecutive poor agricultural seasons, the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, and now,…

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21 Year Old Lady Becomes Zim’s Latest COVID-19 Death

A 21 year old young lady has become the latest COVID-19 casualty in Zimbabwe, bringing the total number of deaths to eight. By Michael Gwarisa The death comes at a time Zimbabwe is experiencing a spike in daily new infections with indications that local and community transmissions could be on the rise owing to the relaxation of restrictions. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) daily COVID-19 update, the country recorded 7 new cases as at July,4 2020. “These include returnees from South Africa (55), Botswana (3),…

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#COVID-19: Zimbabwe Relaxes Lockdown

PRESIDENT Emerson Mnagaggwa has announced that Zimbabwe is still on level two of the national lockdown even though some restrictions on public gatherings and industry have been lifted. By Michael Gwarisa According to President Mnangagwa the easing of restrictions was the first step towards economic recovery post the COVID-Q9 induced lockdown which was adopted in March. From the pains of the pandemic, we must now find new impetus to rebuild. The liberalization of our economy must continue in earnest. “Reforms stuck in the wheels of bureaucracy must be unleashed, catalysed…

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