Uproar forces WHO to delete “immunity passport” thread
Mliswa sets task force to fight COVID-19 in Norton
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been forced to take down a thread on Twitter where it was talking about suggestions from other government to introduce “immunity passports”. The “immunity passports” which are also called “risk-free certificates” would be used to allow individuals to return to work as it would be assumed they cannot affect others. However, …
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Here is why it is difficulty to curb the spread of COVID-19 in poor communities
Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa, has become the first Member of Parliament to set up a COVID-19 taskforce at constituency level. The 14 member task force would be responsible for observing the situation and handling the response to the COVID-19 outbreak and identifying gaps for counteractive action. READ: WHAT IS COVID-19 “Pursuant to my earlier communication …
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De-centralize COVID-19 testing centres, Govt told
By Michelle Chifamba The possibility of a wide outbreak of the contagious COVID-19 has reached alarming levels not only in Zimbabwe but also in the SADC Region hence Harare has seen it fit to announce a 21-day total lock-down. The total lock-down also comes just days after the World Health Organisation urged the African Continent …
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COVID-19: “Face masks, gloves a hub of infection”
By Sibusiso Ncube Doctor Pugie Chimberengwa who is the Matabeleland North’s Provincial Medical Director has told members of the Inter-Ministerial Taskforce for COVID-19 that if the government is serious about containing the virus, they must consider decentralizing testing of the specimen. Testing is currently being done at the National Microbiological Reference Laboratory in Harare and …
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How to deal with stress and anxiety amid Corona-virus?
By Sibusiso Ncube Matabeleland North Provincial Medical Director Doctor Pugie Tawanda Chimberengwa says face masks and gloves which are being used by many people to curb the spread of COVID-19 are a hub of infection, if not worn appropriately. A lot of people especially in urban areas have turned to dust-masks and surgical masks in …
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Closing the Digital divide is critical in COVID-19 response, says experts
By Michelle Chifamba The emergence of the deadly epidemic Corona-Virus has made the world a stressful place for people to live. People have become anxious and desperate, while gripped with a cloud of fear and uncertainty they have been posed in to impulse- buying, spending every minute scrolling on social media platforms in search of …
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Resident petitions High Court over Rock Foundation COVID-19 clinic
By Michelle Chifamba In response to the global pandemic (COVID-19), the government of Zimbabwe has forced schools, businesses and other sectors of the economy to close, while people have been urged to practise social distancing. During this shutdown or lock-down, the internet becomes the only way for people to get information about how to survive …
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Chamisa finally agrees with Mnangagwa
Harare resident Roger Stringer has reportedly petitioned the High Court of Zimbabwe over the setting up of a COVID-19 clinic at Rock Foundation Medical Centre, saying the move could expose his family to the deadly virus that claimed many lives across the world. According to Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, Stringer believes that his family …
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GMAZ disown leaked letter, says we also saw it on social media
By Marshall Bwanya MDC president Nelson Chamisa appears to have finally found one area where he agrees with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The youthful MDC leader has been known to oppose all measures and moves implemented by Mnangagwa whom he accuses of stealing his victory in the July 2018 general Presidential elections. Writing on his Twitter …
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By Marshall Bwanya Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has dismissed an alleged leaked letter circulating on social media which is purported to be from them directing all millers in the country to stop supplying mealie-meal to shops in the Central Business District in preparation for the impending 21-total lock-down. The letters instead, directed millers …
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