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Health & Community

MP Alum Mpofu

Mberengwa MP wants GMAZ to help starving villagers

By Staff Reporter MBERENGWA South MP, Alum Mpofu has called on the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) to intervene on the plight of starving villagers in his rural constituency. Mpofu told weekend he recently met with some businesspeople in his constituency to discuss possible ways in which the millers group could deliver subsidised

Zim Covid-19 cases rise to 25

By Mary Taruvinga The number of Covid-19 infections in Zimbabwe has risen to 25 after one returning resident tested positive on Saturday. The Health and Child Care ministry confirmed the latest Harare case in its daily update saying the patient has a history of travelling to Europe. “Today (Saturday) a total of 133 tests were

Some people turn to herbal medicine for virus without proof

AP With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them. This is most evident in India and China, densely populated countries with a deep history and tradition of touting such treatments, and where there’s sometimes limited access to conventional medicine. In India, where a

Nigerian doctor dies from coronavirus

Nigerian doctor dies from Covid-19

BBC A Nigerian doctor has died from Covid-19 after contracting coronavirus while managing an infected patient at his private clinic. The doctor was admitted to Lagos University Teaching Hospital on Monday and died on Wednesday, according to the hospital’s director Chris Bode. Bode said the doctor was brought to the hospital with severe symptoms. The

Persons on ART urge scrapping of user fees as lockdown whittles down incomes

By Staff Reporter Mutare: Groups championing the rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) in the eastern border city have called on local health centres to scrap user fees to allow access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) free of any hindrance during the current lockdown period. A survey conducted by this paper indicated that most clinics

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 cases rise to 17

By Robert Tapfumaneyi CONFIRMED Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe have risen to 17 after three more cases have been recorded in Bulawayo. This was confirmed by the country’s health ministry in its latest update on the pandemic on Monday. Case 15 is that of a 34-year-old woman who has no recent history of travel or known

HIV Positive, Pregnant Mothers Fail To Access Health Centres Due To Public Transport Ban

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PATIENTS on anti-retroviral drugs (ARV) and pregnant mothers in some districts of Zimbabwe are battling to reach their health centres following a government ban on public transport during the current 21-day lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. The decision has made community monitors worried that it will seriously affect access

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

On the brink | Zimbabwe’s battle to cope with Covid-19

Fin24 Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, countries across the globe have invested billions of dollars toward efforts to contain the virus, and ultimately find a cure. The budgets and spending are staggering, with some nations digging deep into their reserves to try and keep their economies and health sectors functioning. It’s been a different

Apostolic Sect Gives Church Members Ashes To Eat For Protection Against COVID-19

By Staff Reporter MARANGE: A local apostolic sect priest here has given his church followers ‘anointed’ ashes to consume as protection against possible COVID-19 infection. The ashes were collected after a Sabbath service which was held at the end of March in Marange. After the Sabbath gathering, church elders reportedly took ashes and prayed for

COVID-19: Kadoma Town Partners Business To Mobilise Resources For Isolation Centre

By Staff Reporter THE Kadoma Town Council has partnered the local business sector to mobilise resources for the mining town’s COVID-19 isolation centre in Ingezi as efforts to tame the coronavirus outbreak across the country intensify. Kadoma mayor, Action Nyamukondiwa told that the local authority had identified Ingezi Clinic as its COVID-19 isolation centre.

Strive Masiyiwa

Covid-19: Masiyiwa calls on African govts to seek help from China

By Alois Vinga ECONET founder and executive chairman, Strive Masiyiwa has urged African governments to turn to their Chinese friends for help in fighting Coronavirus. In a statement posted on his blog, Masiyiwa said it was time the Africans turned to China for assistance and take advantage of the vast resources and expertise the Asians

Social distancing remains challenge as residents scramble for borehole water

By Makanaka Masenyama THE practice of social distancing as a precautionary requirement to avoid the spread of coronavirus has turned out to be a great challenge for some residents in Harare who find themselves risking lives while scrambling for scarce water around the city’s communal boreholes. One such case is that of Hatcliffe Extension, a

Coronavirus: African countries reach for malaria medicine

AFP Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus. From hospitals in Senegal to pharmaceutical companies in South Africa and street sellers in Cameroon, chloroquine has fired hopes of a medicinal fix against a virus that is set to scythe through

Senior Doctors Only Ready For Coronavirus Fight If Protective Wear, Food Is Availed

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE’S doctors have informed government they were prepared to join the fight against the coronavirus outbreak only when the requisite protective personnel equipment is availed. The doctors have also demanded appropriate support in the form of food, communication and restrooms as they will also need to be quarantined once they get into

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe confirms second positive case of Covid-19

By Idah Mhetu ZIMBABWE on Saturday confirmed its second positive case of coronavirus in a 30-year-old Harare man believed to have contracted the dreaded ailment from a trip to the US last month. Health Minister Obadiah Moyo confirmed the incident. This comes just a day after the country on Friday confirmed its first case of

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator tests positive

BBC Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has tested positive for coronavirus. Barnier said he was “doing well and in good spirits” in a tweet announcing his diagnosis on Thursday. His diagnosis throws the process of negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and the UK into doubt. Barnier had been due to

UK medical staff ‘at risk’ over lack of protective gear

BBC UK medical staff say they are being put at risk during the coronavirus outbreak because of a lack of protective gear. One NHS doctor told the BBC that frontline healthcare workers felt like “cannon fodder” due to inadequate supplies of vital equipment such as face masks. Dr Frances Mair told Newsnight her GP practice