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Govt In Anti-Poor COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Plan

The government has angered ordinary citizens after announcing that priority for the yet to be delivered COVID-19 vaccine will be given to Cabinet Ministers, senior government officials and frontline workers ahead of everyone else. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that the old aged and frontline workers be prioritized during vaccine rollout. Presenting before […]

Parly Quizzes Min Of Health Over Closure Of Lupane, Jotsholo Health Centres

The government has dismissed social media reports claiming that two health centres in Matabeleland had shut down after staff members tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. Appearing before the parliamentary portfolio committee on health and child care Monday morning, the Director of Epidemiology in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Portia Manangazira said they […]

South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know

Willem Hanekom, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Late last year the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA) led by the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) identified a rapidly spreading new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The new variant, called 501Y.V2, raises critical questions […]

Govt Warns Anti COVID-19 Vaccine Crusaders

The government has warned citizens against sending false and misleading information on the COVID-19 vaccines saying only technically sound people should make comments to avoid causing anxiety and misconceptions around the yet to be rolled out drug. While the government and health authorities have been working to contain the virus and slow down its transmission, […]

United States Provides 20 Ventilators to Zimbabwe to Respond to COVID-19

Harare – January 21, 2021: The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated 20 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Solidarity Trust Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans fight COVID-19. “We are pleased to deliver 20 ventilators, which complement Zimbabwe’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and demonstrate the United States’ ongoing commitment to supporting the people […]

Frontline Workers’ Allowances To Be Reviewed

The government is set to review allowances for health workers who are working in Red Zones, acting Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Jenfan Muswera has said, In a statement today, Muswera government was grateful to health workers who continue to provide service despite the risk of contracting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. “Government through […]

‘Behave Or Lockdown Will Be Extended’-Chiwenga

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says the current 30-day COVID-19 induced lockdown might not be extended if cases reduce to manageable levels although the current statistics show the contrary. Zimbabwe has been a concerning increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last seven days with over 400 cases and 2000 deaths having been recorded […]

Chiwenga Contradicts Mangwana On Hospital Capacity

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga Friday dismissed reports by Information Ministry Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana that hospitals in and around the country are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients saying at the moment, it is an exaggeration. Recently, Mangwana caused panic when he posted on Twitter that Zimbabwean hospitals are overwhelmed with patients seeking to be admitted as […]

Worst Case Scenario Has Not Yet Manifested: Chiwenga

The government has denied social media reports that local hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients insisting that the worst case scenario has not yet manifested in the country. In a statement today, the Vice President who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care, Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga said the panic was a result of […]

Govt Tightens COVID-19 Preventive Measures

The government has taken measures to increase Covid 19 testing and prevention with healthcare workers expected to join the security forces at roadblocks for purposes of screening people passing through the checkpoints. Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Taskforce on Covid-19 vice chairperson, Professor Amon Murwira yesterday said the health workers to be deployed at the security checkpoints will […]