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COVID-19: Russia Records 10 600 COVID-19 Cases In 1 Day

Russia recorded 10 633 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, according to yesterday’s update, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases in Russia to just above 134 000, BBC reports. According to BBC Russia’s COVID-19 related deaths remain relatively low: The increase brings Russia’s total number of coronavirus cases to 134,686, the seventh highest tally in the world. But Russia’s mortality rate remains low relative to other countries, such as the US, Italy and Spain. On Sunday, a further 58 coronavirus-related deaths were announced, bringing the total to 1,280 in Russia.…

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‘If you go to Wilkins, you will die’: Makamba family says Zim not ready for coronavirus

HARARE – ‘If you go to Wilkins Hospital, you will die.’ That is the chilling warning given to Zimbabweans by the family of the country’s first coronavirus death. Wilkins Hospital, the main infectious diseases hospital in Harare, was designated by the government to take in coronavirus patients. But the facility had no water, no ventilators and not even a power socket in the room where journalist Zororo Makamba spent his harrowing final hours before his death at around 11.30AM on Monday. The 30-year-old former ZiFM presenter’s brother Tawanda, speaking just…

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‘New cases in Harare’ sparks government row over coronavirus figure

Mayor says two in city have virus, sparking row as government disputes figure Covid-19 became the latest battleground between the government and the opposition yesterday as the virus reached Zimbabwe. The opposition MDC Alliance announced two cases in Harare, ostensibly bringing the national total to three. But several hours later, the health ministry said only one new case had been added to the first, announced on Friday. The minister of health & childcare, Obadiah Moyo, said the second case involved a 30-year-old man who returned from New York via Johannesburg…

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