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Corona virus

Deadly coronavirus spreads around globe

AFP The deadly coronavirus epidemic spread further outside China on Monday with a surge of infections in South Korea making it the biggest hotspot abroad, while outbreaks worsened in the Middle East and Europe. The number of fatalities in China also continued to soar, with 150 more confirmed deaths, taking the official death toll to

Minister Obadiah Moyo

Govt ready to use ARVs to tackle possible Coronavirus outbreak – Moyo

By Anna Chibamu HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Obadiah Moyo says government was ready to use anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to reduce the impact of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) should the country experience such cases in future. In a ministerial statement he delivered to parliament on the country’s situation regarding coronavirus this past week, Moyo allayed

Wilkins Hosiptal

Zim Woman Quarantined In Harare Over Suspected Coronavirus

By Leopold Munhende A 27-year-old Zimbabwean woman, who arrived from China Tuesday, has been quarantined at the Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital in Belvedere, Harare for suspected coronavirus. Harare City Council Health Director Prosper Chonzi has confirmed this saying all other patients who were admitted at the institution have been moved to Beatrice Road Infectious Disease

Govt Wants More Women In Decision-Making Positions

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE government is committed to implementing a gender policy that will see more women occupying key decision-making positions, the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairperson Tsitsi Choruma has said. “On gender policy we are still working on the legislative part as the Public Service Commission. We have already started implementing elements of this

Japhet Moyo

ZCTU Calls For $3.800 Minimum Wage Or Workers Will Engage In Strikes

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has threatened to embark on an industrial action if the government fails to gazette the minimum salaries for general workers to $3.800 per month. This translates to around US$146 a month using the current parallel market rates. The call comes amid the worsening economic situation

60% Zim Water Sources Unsafe – UNICEF

By Staff Reporter AT least 60% of water sources in the country are unsafe, leaving most families at risk of diarrhoeal disease outbreaks, UNICEF has said. In its latest update on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, UNICEF said over 1.9 million people were in urgent need of safe drinking water, sanitation and good hygiene. “Almost

Lesotho First Lady Maesaiah Thabane faces charge of murdering rival

BBC The wife of the prime minister of Lesotho is to be formally charged in court with murdering his previous wife. First Lady Maesaiah Thabane handed herself in to be questioned by police in the southern African mountain kingdom. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has also been questioned about the killing. His estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane,

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

506 being monitored for possible coronavirus infection – Health Minister

By Idah Mhetu CABINET on Tuesday confirmed some 506 people were being monitored for possible coronavirus infection after entering the country from trouble spots abroad. Addressing journalists during a post-cabinet briefing Tuesday, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said there were no confirmed cases of the virus in Zimbabwe yet but urged personal hygiene amongst citizens. “The

Coronavirus: China admits ‘shortcomings and deficiencies’

BBC China’s top leadership has admitted “shortcomings and deficiencies” in the country’s response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The rare admission came from the Politburo Standing Committee, which called for an improvement in China’s emergency management system. It also ordered a “severe” crackdown on illegal wildlife markets where the virus is thought to have emerged.

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Women Heavily Affected By Food Shortages – UN

The Organisation For World Peace ZIMBABWE is currently facing its worst food shortage in over a decade, leaving almost 8 million people food-insecure. The country, once the region’s breadbasket and rich in fertile crops, is currently plagued by widespread drought and flooding. Women and children are most vulnerable to this crisis, being the ones least

Zimbabwe Experiencing 15% TB-Linked Deaths – Minister

By Thandiwe Garusa DESPITE efforts by a non-governmental organisation, Challenge TB and the Ministry of Health in spreading awareness and fighting tuberculosis (TB), the death rate from the communicable disease still remains high – at 15%. Speaking at the Close Out Ceremony for the United States Agency for International  Development (USAID) Challenge TB Funding Mechanism Thursday

Many countries are screening travelers from China and isolating anyone with symptoms.

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns

AP China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday. On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down in at least 13

Parirenyatwa’s Staff Woes Persist Despite Junior Doctors’ Return

By Paidashe Mandivengerei   PARIRENYATWA Hospital, the largest referral medical centre in Zimbabwe, is still operating below its normal capacity despite the return of striking junior doctors to their workstations.   Junior doctors downed tools in September last year over paltry salaries and bad working conditions.   They were later joined by their senior colleagues

Serious water crisis in Harare

Boreholes Now HIV and Pregnancies Traps For Young Girls

Health Times HE prevailing water crisis in Harare and other parts of the country exposes girls and young women to HIV infections and early unintended pregnancies (EUPs) owing to the lengthy hours they spend in long winding queues and boreholes where they end up fraternising with individuals who harbor evil intentions. Speaking at the launch