#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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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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