Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Coronavirus Zimbabwe & Diaspora

Masvingo Health Worker Dies After Receiving Chinese Vaccine

Daily Metro A Gutu health worker at Mutema Health Care Centre has reportedly died in Harare days after being vaccinated with the Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine. Jefta Gwandure received the Covid-19 jab last week on February 26 and suffered stroke a few hours later. Gwandure was immediately rushed to Gutu Mission Hospital before being transferred

Zim Records 44 New Covid-19 Cases, 5 Deaths

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE has recorded 44 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to authorities, the seven-day rolling average for new cases rises to 32 today from 31 the previous day. All are local cases. As of 3 March 2021, at 1500hrs, there were 146 hospitalised cases; Asymptomatic 65,

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Kadewere In Off-The-Field Assist, Donates To Covid-19 Frontline Workers

By Sports Reporter FRANCE-BASED Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere has made a generous donation to health service workers in the front line of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year-old Olympique Lyon striker, through his Tino Kadewere Foundation, on Wednesday donated an assortment of foodstuffs to the City of Harare’s Emergency Services department which has

Rain Damaged Roads Will Not Derail Kariba Vaccination Programme – Official

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A GOVERNMENT official says unprecedented torrential rains that have damaged roads and bridges past few days will not derail an ongoing Covid-19 vaccination exercise in Kariba district. Director of Local Governance Mashonaland West province, Cecilia Chitiyo said government had secured a boat to transport Covid-19 vaccines and other essential

500 Students Tested Covid-19 Positive In 2020

By Bulawayo Correspondent AT LEAST 500 students across the country in 2020 tested Covid -19, figures released by the Education Ministry confirm. However, none of the pupils succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease. In an interview with Sunday, Taungana Ndoro, the communications director in the Education Ministry, said statistics availed to government from across

Nurses ‘Reluctant’ To Take Covid Vaccine – Union

AFP MEDICAL workers have been reluctant to take Covid-19 vaccinations in Zimbabwe, the nurses’ union said Friday, citing a lack of clarity over whether it protects against a virus variant that emerged in neighbouring South Africa. Zimbabwe started its inoculation campaign on February 18 with doses developed by China’s Sinopharm, becoming the first nation in

NAC CEO Madzima (left) handing over the special masks to the deaf community

NAC Procures 5 000 Special Face Masks For Deaf Community

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE National AIDS Council (NAC) Friday handed over 5 000 special user-friendly face masks to the deaf community. The face masks enable wearers to lip read, which is essential in sign language communication. NAC chief executive Bernard Madzima said the special face masks will be helpful in facilitating and ease of communication

Private Companies To Procure Covid Vaccines Through Govt

By Anna Chibamu ALL private companies in need of Covid-19 vaccines will have to go through the national Treasury where they deposit funds and the relevant government authorities will purchase the required doses on their behalf. This was confirmed by the Deputy Health Minister John Mangwiro in the House of Assembly this week. Last week,

Kwekwe Poly Hoax Compulsory Vaccination Message Triggers Panic

By James Muonwa KWEKWE Polytechnic College has swiftly moved to allay false information to the effect the institution had introduced compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for all lecturers, support staff and students scheduled to sit for their final Higher Examination Council (HEXCO) examinations this March. A notice purportedly from the institution of higher learning this week circulated

Agitated MPs Finally Get Vaccinated

By Anna Chibamu RESTLESS MPs, who have been clamouring to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 pandemic, finally got inoculated Wednesday at the Parliament Building in Harare. Most of the MPs who were vaccinated on the day were cheerful as they spoke to the media and colleagues. Zimbabwe received a donation of 200 000 Sinopharm vaccine

Mashonaland West Minister Mary Mliswa-Chikoka with govt senior officials in Chinhoyi

Covid-19 Sinopharm Vaccination Begins In Mash West

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Ministry of Health this Monday started rolling out vaccinations of Sinopharm doses in the country’s provinces and districts. Chief director of curator services in the ministry, Maxwell Razor Hove, said frontline health workers were expected to take the lead and volunteer to be inoculated as Health Minister and

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Bulawayo Rolls Out Covid-19 Vaccination

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Ministry of Health Monday started vaccinating health workers in Bulawayo with the Chinese manufactured Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine’s roll out in the province was officially launched at the Bulawayo United Hospital (UBH) where Health Services Board chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana was the first person to be vaccinated. The hospital’s acting chief

Mat North Receives Own Covid-19 Jabs

By Matabeleland North Correspondent MATABELELAND North, the first province to record a Covid-19 case in the entire country, has received its first batch of the newly developed Chinese Sinopharm vaccine with distribution to all seven districts expected to have been completed late Saturday. Provincial Medical Director Dr Munekayi Padingani said the largely rural province received

PMD Dr Amadiof Shamhu (in suit)

Masvingo Receives Own Share Of Covid-19 Doses

By Tonderai Saharo MASVINGO received its first batch of the Covid-19 vaccine Friday with officials saying vaccination on frontline workers in the health sector across the province will begin next week. The delivery of the of 22 000 doses follows the shipping of 200 000 jabs of the Chinese made Sinopharm vaccine which came as

Bulawayo Ready To Kick-Start Vaccination After Covid-19 Jab Delivery

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO Friday received its first delivery of the Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in preparation for the province’s inoculation programme which commences on Monday next week. The vaccination programme started in Harare Thursday with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who doubles as health minister also taking the jab. Bulawayo acting Provincial Medical Director Welcome