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WHO Bemoans Vaccine Inequality In Africa

This World Health Organisation Tuesday called for an equal distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine as countries around the world scramble for the few available doses in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Most powerful and rich nations have been on a strong drive to vaccinate their citizens while developing countries continue to […]

81 Million Condoms Distributed During Lockdown

Despite restricted movement of people due to COVID-19 lockdown measures, 81 million male and female condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year alone. AIDS and TB Unit Director in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Owen Mugurungi said strategies devised by government to ensure that citizens continue to access HIV preventative services paid […]

Frontline Workers Speak On Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

Medical professionals have attributed the low uptake of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine among frontline health workers to social media reports that the donated Chinese doses were for experimental purposes with no data on efficacy and side effects. In an interview with 263Chat, Zimbabwe Professional Nurses Union Secretary General Douglas Chikobvu cited the information gap which he […]

Police Acts Tough On Mask Defaulters.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) says it is taking stern measures against people who default in wearing masks and other lockdown regulations The police said there is a possibility of more police roadblocks to force citizens to wear masks and other COVID-19 measures. President Emmerson Mnangagwa eased lockdown restrictions two weeks ago after COVID-19 cases […]

We Have Resources To Vaccinate 60 Percent Population: Govt

The government has assured the nation that they have enough resources to vaccinate 60 percent of the population, with US$100 million set aside for the Covid-19 vaccination roll out programme. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube said through the Afrexim Bank, government is going to ensure that more than 60 percent of the […]

New Maisha Health product enables patients to consult doctors remotely

Maisha Health, Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe’s health insurance unit, has rolled out a digital platform that allows patients to consult doctors remotely. The Maisha Telemedicine platform will collect a patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, and connect the patient with a doctor through a video call. Cassava Smartech said the listed technology giant […]

COVID-19: South African Variant Confirmed In Zim

The government has confirmed that the new South African Covid-19 variant is now dominating local cases of the dreaded pandemic. Briefing the media yesterday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa said that there is now a 61% dominance of the new South African variant. “Results of the genomic sequencing recently conducted indicate […]