Festive season complacency catches up with country as COVID-19 related deaths rise

By Memory Chamisa COVID-19 related deaths continue to surge, with thirty-one people having succumbed to the pandemic this Tuesday. The fourth wave triggered by the Omicron variant has seen the…

Omicron fuels record cases from US to Australia

Aljazeera – Omicron is driving record daily cases of coronavirus from the United States to Australia, adding to pressure on health services. Australia, once feted for its success in controlling…

New COVID-19 variant discovered

By ZBC Reporter A New Covid-19 variant ‘IHU’ has been discovered in France. The new variant has more mutations than Omicron. The new variant — B.1.640.2 — which has been…

Omicron spreading ‘significantly faster’ than Delta – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster than the Delta variant and is causing infections in people already vaccinated or who…

China donates one million doses of Sinovac vaccine to Zimbabwe

By Colette Musanyera The People’s Republic of China has donated a consignment of one million doses of Sinovac vaccine to Zimbabwe after the pronouncement by President Xi Jingpin during the…

Covid: Christmas travel will fuel spread of Omicron, US expert warns

Christmas travel will increase the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, even among the fully vaccinated, the top US infectious disease expert says. “There’s no doubt about this, [Omicron] has…

39 surgical specialists graduate

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor ZIMBABWE’s health sector has received a huge expertise boost after the graduation of 39 surgical specialists from three regional universities this Friday. Presiding over the…

Egypt: law terminating public employees using drugs comes into effect

EGYPT has passed a law which will see government employees being dismissed if proven to be drug users. Authorities say the legislation is being enforced six months after it was…

Uganda tests drones to speed up delivery of HIV medicine

UGANDA is delivering HIV medicine by drone in an archipelago in Lake Victoria, a pilot programme aiming to improve the transport of medical supplies for the country’s health system, which…

VP Chiwenga urges citizens to use medicines correctly

By Abigirl Tembo Health Editor ZIMBABWEANS have been urged to use medicines in the correct way to avoid antimicrobial resistance and the emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. An event…