The Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) was reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, which is in the central part of China on 31 December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic was declared a “public health emergency of International concern” on 8 February 2020 due to its rapid spread and transmission rate among humans.
Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating World Kidney Day last Thursday.
This year’s commemorations ran under the theme ‘living well with kidney disease’ with health experts urging the public to live healthy lifestyles.
The private sector plays a complementary role in Government programmes and of late the sector has shown interest to chip in for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.
When people heard that pharmaceutical companies were working on a COVID-19 vaccine, there was a lot of scepticism on how that was achieved within a short space of time and others have refused to be vaccinated doubting the efficacy of these vaccines and Zimbabwe was not an exception in this, however the tabled have turned for the better as the number of those vaccinated has increased.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 1 March 2021, relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown in the country thereby opening more space for economic activities, but strongly adhering to preventive measures laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO), however, there is a notable development where people are breaking these measures in the form of unjustified gatherings.
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