March 28, 2020
Zimbabwe goes into a 21-day lockdown on Monday 31 March 2020 as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on 27/03/2020 rose to five, four in Harare and one in Victoria Falls.
The lockdown was the principal measure announced by President Mnangagwa in an address to the nation from State House.
While most businesses will close, essential services and producers and retailers of essential goods will continue to be open, including food shops, pharmacies and informal food markets. Power and water supplies are given high priority.
Oct. 4, 2019
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and all its partners agree that case-based surveillance is important to enable better understanding of the epidemic and design interventions for local areas. As next steps, the country will explore ways of scaling up the intervention to the rest of the country. This is expected to accelerate Zimbabwe’s progress towards implementation of tailored interventions.
July 16, 2019
In fulfilling the doctor’s request list, President Mnangagwa handed over a consignment of the required medical equipment which included infant incubators and resuscitates for neonatal intensive care unit, multiparameter monitors for adults and paediatrics, operating theatre tables (electric and hydraulic), portable electroencephalography machine, respiratory aid ventilator, and video endoscopy, gastroscopy and colonoscopy sets. He also handed over intensive care unit ventilators for adults and paediatrics, mobile x-ray machines and anaesthetic machines.
June 21, 2019
Zimbabwe has enough anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs that will last the next 12 months after Government secured funding to procure the life-prolonging therapy, Parliament has heard. Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said there was no need for people to panic over ARV drugs.