Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 28 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 28 July 2021: New cases:  1 856 Local Cases: 1 856 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 60 Hotspots: Hurungwe(31), Kariba (8), Chegut (85) {MashWest}, Bindura (23), Shamva (33 {MashCent} Marondera (53) Murehwa (40) {MashEast}, Bikita (35) Chiredzi (19) {MasvingoProv}, Harare {473}, Northern Surburbs (56), Nkulumane (12),Emakhandeni(26){Bulawayo}. Vaccinations: 40 135 (first dose); 18 466 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 562 285 (first dose); 713 131 (second dose) Tests: 10 808 (Positivity today was 17%) Recoveries: 887; National Recovery Rate: 69% Active Cases: 28 844 Total…

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Zimbabwe Has Received 800 000 Doses Of Sinopharm Vaccine

zimbabwe received another 800 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine on Wednesday 28 July 2021. The batch brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccines Zimbabwe has received so far to nearly 5.2 million doses. The vaccines arrived abode Ethiopian Airways. Information Secretary, Nick Mangwana, has said another batch of seven hundred thousand (700 000) Sinopharm vaccines are expected to arrive in the country on the 29th of July at 14.30 on Ethiopian Airlines. Speaking after taking delivery of the Sinopharm vaccine today, Chief Director for Curative Services at the Ministry of…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 27 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 27 July 2021: New cases:  1 767 Local Cases: 1 767 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 107 Hotspot update: Hurungwe (35), Kariba (4), Makonde (59) (Mash West), Bindura (25), Centenary (27), (Mash Central) Marondera (75), Murehwa (58)(Mash East), Bikita (25), Chiredzi (31) (MasvingoProv) Harare (438), Northern Suburbs (55), Nkulumane (24), Emakhandeni (41)(Bulawayo). Vaccinations: 30 657 (first dose); 7 469 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 522 150 (first dose); 694 685 (second dose) Tests: 12 707 (Positivity today was 13.9%) Recoveries: 2 669; National Recovery Rate: 69%…

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Chitungwiza And Harare Council Nurses Now Paid Through SSB

The Cabinet has announced that nurses at Chitungwiza Munipacility ad Harare City Council have been placed under the Public Service Commission and will be paid through Salary Service Bureau (SSB). The development was announced by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services minister, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa during this Tuesday’s Post-Cabinet briefing in Harare. Said Mutsvangwa: Following the failure by Chitungwiza Municipality and Harare Council to pay nurses resulting in reduction in service delivery, Cabinet has directed that nursing staff in the two municipalities be placed under the Public Service Commission & be…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 26 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 26 July 2021: New cases:  2 050 Local Cases: 2 050 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 79 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Hurungwe (10), Kariba (13), Zvimba (106) (Mash West), Bindura (31), Centenary (27), (Mash Central) Goromonzi (66), Murehwa (70)(Mash East), Masvingo(32) (MasvingoProv) Harare (497), Northern Suburbs (34), Nkulumane (25), Emakhandeni (40)(Bulawayo). Vaccinations: 34 151 (first dose); 7 156 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 491 493 (first dose); 687 216 (second dose) Tests: 8 716 (Positivity today was 23.5%) Recoveries: 1…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 25 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 25 July 2021: New cases:  617 Local Cases: 617 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 44 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Hurungwe (14), Kariba (8), Sanyati (22) (Mash West), Bindura (9), Mazowe (13), (Mash Central) Marondera (16), Murehwa (16)(Mash East), Masvingo(25) (MasvingoProv) Harare (156), Northern Suburbs (22), Nkulumane (10), Emakhandeni (21)(Bulawayo), Kwekwe (17) (Midlands). Vaccinations: 18 452 (first dose); 2 286 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 447 342 (first dose); 680 060 (second dose) Tests: 4 981 (Positivity today was 12.4%) Recoveries:…

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FULL TEXT: Zimbabwe Launches African Union Trusted Travel Platform

TRAVEL ADVISORY ON THE LAUNCH OF THE AU TRUSTED TRAVEL PLATFORM FOR THE VERIFICATION OF COVID-19 CERTIFICATES FOR ZIMBABWE, 23 July 2021 The Government of Zimbabwe has taken note of the growing prospect of another wave in the COVID-19 cycle in the region. Such a wave could be worsened by the circulation of dangerous new variants from overseas. Zimbabwe, like most countries, has tried to minimise the risk of disease importation from the onset of the pandemic by requiring international travellers to produce evidence of a negative COVID-19 test at…

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One Million Doses Of Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive

Zimbabwe on Sunday received an additional one million doses of the Chinese developed Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare and were received by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube. Posting on Twitter, Ncube said an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week. He said: Walking the Talk: Zimbabwe today received an additional 1 million doses of World Health Organization approved Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines. We expect to receive an additional 1.5 million vaccines later this week. To date, Zimbabwe has received…

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U.S. Man Who Mocked COVID-19 Vaccines, Dies From Coronavirus

An American Christian who mocked COVID-19 vaccines on social media has died after a month-long battle with the novel coronavirus. Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillsong megachurch, had been a vocal opponent of vaccines, making a series of jokes about not having the vaccine. He was treated for pneumonia and COVID-19 in a hospital outside Los Angeles, where he died on Wednesday. In his final tweet on Wednesday, Harmon said he had decided to go under intubation. Despite his struggle with the virus, Harmon still said he would reject…

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Doctors, Nurses Banned From Striking

The government has gazetted amendments to the Health Services Act which ban doctors and nurses working in public health institutions from going on strike for an uninterrupted period spanning more than three days. The amendments to the Act, which were gazetted on Friday, once passed, will also require doctors and nurses to give two days’ notice in writing before embarking on collective job action. In addition, all health care providers will be required by law to provide care to patients in a medical emergency or needing critical or intensive care…

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