COVID Vaccines To Be Required For Military Under New US Plan

WASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. military will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine beginning next month under a plan laid out by the Pentagon Monday and endorsed by President Joe Biden. In memos distributed to all troops, top Pentagon leaders said the vaccine is a necessary step to maintain military readiness. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the mid-September deadline could be accelerated if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise. “I will seek the president’s approval to make the vaccines mandatory no later…

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Nursing home to workers: Get vaccine or lose your job

NEW YORK — The U.S. nursing home industry’s resistance to forcing workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for fear that too many of them might quit began to crack this week when its biggest player announced its employees must get the shot to keep their jobs. The new requirement at Genesis Healthcare, which has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing homes and senior communities, is the clearest sign yet that owners may be willing to risk an exodus at already dangerously understaffed facilities to quickly vaccinate the 40% of workers…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 18 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 17 July 2021: New cases:  1 006 Local Cases: 1 006 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 34 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Hurungwe (53), Kariba (18), Zvimba (69) (Mash West), Bindura (24), Mazowe (13) (Mash Cent) Marondera (43) Goromonzi (40) (Mash East), Bikita (11), Masvingo (35) (Masvingo Prov), Harare (93), Northern Suburbs (57), Nkulumane (26), Emakhandeni (28) (Bulawayo), Kwekwe (14) (Midlands). Vaccinations: 12 043 (first dose); 1 765 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 144 379 (first…

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Zim passes million 1st jabs mark

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ZIMBABWE has marked a major milestone in response to Covid-19 as the country has vaccinated more than one million people. According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care daily vaccination update, by Thursday afternoon, 1 036 252 people had received their first dose while 630 610 had received their second dose. Government is rolling out a mass vaccination exercise, which is free and voluntary with the aim to reach 10 million citizens to achieve herd immunity. “To date a total of 1 036 252 people have been vaccinated against…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 16 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 16 July 2021: New cases:  2 296 Local Cases: 2 296 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 102 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Hurungwe(54), Chegutu (92), Sanyati(54)(MashWest), Guruve (31), Bindura (33)(MashCent), Marondera (29), Seke (60) (Mash East), Chiredzi (43), Gutu (30) (Masvingo Prov) Harare (438), Northern Surburbs (77), Nkulumane (22), Emakhandeni(40)(Bulawayo), Kwekwe(24) {Midlands). Vaccinations: 59 750 (first dose); 5 128 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 1 096 002 (first dose); 635 738 (second dose) Tests: 11 647 (Positivity today was 19.7%)…

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Masvingo Couple Dies Within Hours Of Each Other

A couple from Hillside, Masvingo reportedly succumbed to Covid-19 related complications within hours of each other. The Mirror reports that the couple which stayed near Hillside shops has only been identified as the Masunda’s. Sources say the woman died outside Rujeko Isolation Centre inside a vehicle driven by her husband on Tuesday at around midnight before nurses could attend to her. Meanwhile, Masunda who was driving the vehicle was admitted with shortness of breath and connected to an oxygen supply tank before he died at around 4 am. Said the…

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Parirenyatwa Has Stopped Booking For COVID-19 Vaccination

Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) has stopped booking people for COVID-19 vaccination saying the group will now operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. News Flash presents the Group’s statement that announced the development. We would like to inform members of the public that we have stopped the booking system which the hospital had introduced to manage the huge numbers of people who came to be vaccinated. Prior to the 9th of July 2021, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals was one of the only 2 vaccination centres in the Greater Harare. This…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 14 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 13 July 2021: New cases:  3 110 Local Cases: 3 110 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 58 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Kariba (15), Hurungwe (111), Chegutu (137), Sanyati (70) (Mash West), Mazowe (43), Centenary (137) (MashCent) Marondera (86), Goromonzi (66) (MashEast), Chiredzi (58)(MasvingoProv), Northern Suburbs (177), Nkulumane (69), Emakhandeni (112), (Bulawayo), Kwekwe(49) (Midlands), Harare (422). Vaccinations: 33 090 (first dose); 5 011 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 988 746 (first dose); 624 894 (second dose) Tests: 12 604(Positivity today was…

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Two million jabs arrive

zimbabwe yesterday took delivery of two million Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines bought from China, with another 3,5 million expected this month as Government intensifies the vaccination programme, part of efforts to bring life in the country back to normalcy. The Government is keen to quickly achieve herd immunity and revive the economy which has been affected by the global pandemic. Senior State officials yesterday said the vaccination programme was not just about saving lives but saving the economy and the world at large. Finance and Economic Development Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube…

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Zimbabwe Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Update: 8 July 2021

Here is the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 Situation Report or Update for Zimbabwe by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) on 8 July 2021: New cases:  2 156 Local Cases: 2 156 Returnees: 0 Deaths: 56 Lockdown Update: National Level 4 lockdown in place. Hotspot update: Kariba (18), Magunje (17), Karoi (18), Chinhoyi (57) (MashWest), Bindura (66), Mt Darwin (25) (MashCent), Seke (77) Marondera (65) (MashEast), Chiredzi (160), Masvingo (53) (Masvingo Prov) Northern Suburbs (100), Nkulumane (43), Emakhandeni (60) (Bulawayo), Harare (278), Kwekwe (45) (Midlands). Vaccinations: 29 750 (first dose); 5 071 (second dose) Total Cumulative Vaccinations: 848 808 (first dose); 584 770 (second…

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