Obadiah Moyo

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Obadiah Moyo told : “The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmissions, showing that our tracking systems are efficient,” External link

newsday Monday, June 1, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Following the negotiations which were done between the Ministry of Health and Drax representative, they agreed to reduce their prices (to US$600 392)," External link

allafrica Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We must make sure that they don't mix with locals when they come in," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmissions, showing that our tracking systems are efficient,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "They have already identified a facility where the traditional Chinese medicine will be based so that we can be able to develop it and bring in more medicines and use them," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We must make sure that they don’t mix with locals when they come in,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who are positive, we take them to the isolation centres for assessment and further management,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “It is an issue for all of us. So, there is serious need for us to double our testing and contact tracing efforts,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have seen Madagascar coming up with their form of therapy and in Zimbabwe everything is being put on clinical trial and must be approved by the World Health Organisation to ensure that any claim to a cure is relevant and correct," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have several Zimbabweans coming through with donations but the biggest donor is Sakunda Holdings. We have recorded everything and there is a lot of transparency and the money is deposited into a Finance ministry account," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmission, showing that our tracking systems are efficient," "Our biggest problem is returnees. That is where we are going to get a lot of cases from people coming from South Africa and Botswana, but we cannot stop them from coming back home" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Following Cabinet decision and a high-level meeting; a policy change enabling investors to hold 100 percent ownership of medicinal cannabis licences was made in order to improve the competitiveness of the sector both regionally and globally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As government we are doing everything in our power to clear the backlog that we have,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 25, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The most interesting one is that we want to look at the effects of our herbs here in Zimbabwe. We have the Natural Therapeutic Council also working on that. You have heard about what Madagascar has come up with. We have teams here who are also working quietly on these issues and we are hoping to come up with results,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has caused a scramble for materials among nations and inevitably we are also affected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And as such, we have engaged the security forces to step in to enforce the lockdown so that people stay at home,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has caused a scramble for materials among nations and inevitably we are also affected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 22, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment)," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to make sure that everyone that gets admitted at our institutions comes out alive. We also have researches put in place as part of prevention, containment and mitigation strategies,” External link

zbc Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We still have to get more data and we need to carry out more testing so it is not yet time to celebrate until we have tested a certain figure which we feel is a significant number to say we are now out of danger," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want you to be independent and not only to wait for Government directives," "You must think outside the box so that there is adequate availability of ARVs" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For diagnosis purposes, we have the PCR platforms, which we have been using all along and all our results have been based on the PCR diagnostic platform,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is possible that we might be able to get more positives so the issue is we are not going to be relaxing because we have been getting negatives. We have to be much more serious and we have to make sure that we continue applying the measures that will stop Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are encouraging all the supermarkets or wherever in the industry to make sure that you do not serve people who do not wear masks. We don’t like a situation where supermarkets end up with hundreds of people inside so they have to control the people who come in,” External link

herald Monday, May 4, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "PPEs have been distributed to all centres right round the provinces in Zimbabwe so the programme is proceeding with ease. We will see how much we will be able to collect, we want to see how much we will be able to collect on a daily basis," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 27, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Province ) : "Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West Province have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, April 27, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 27, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "With winter fast approaching and taking into cognisance that it creates conditions ideal for more infections, the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms is now central to our war against the virus," "Modalities have been put in place for the importation of medications that we cannot locally produce and we expect a consignment in the country soon. Local pharmaceutical companies have also been capacitated and are producing increased supplies of medicines such as paracetamol tablets and syrup, Vitamin C, and multivitamin tablets" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 27, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “With winter fast approaching and taking into cognisance that it creates conditions ideal for more infections, the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms is now central to our war against the virus,” “Modalities have been put in place for the importation of medications that we cannot locally produce and we expect a consignment in the country soon. Local pharmaceutical companies have also been capacitated and are producing increased supplies of medicines such as paracetamol tablets and syrup, Vitamin C, and multivitamin tablets” External link

herald Monday, April 27, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue,” External link

herald Monday, April 27, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo's infection," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo’s infection,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo’s infection,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” “If not treated early, the disease progresses to severe malaria and the patient experiences difficulties in breathing, liver and kidney failure and confusion” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Village health workers were reluctant to assist patients with say a fever because of the similarity in symptoms of malaria and Covid-19, but now since we have enough PPEs, we are now going to make sure that they are all well protected as they approach these patients,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day reminds us of our roles and responsibilities in the elimination of malaria in the sub-region, hence the theme is very appropriate for all the countries that make the E8 bloc,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This scenario calls for the need for close collaboration and sharing of lessons learnt and best practices for our countries,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have since roped them in so that they may be able to assist in the sampling process so that we come up with a sizable number of samples per day and this is going to happen countrywide,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “So in terms of numbers, we are really pushing to make sure that we get more candidates enrolling and being sampled appropriately,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will now conduct rapid tests on the eighth day and if they are found to be positive, they will be sent to an isolation centre. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

newsday Friday, April 24, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “PPE is the ammunition required by our health workers right now and the PCR machine will indeed help us improve coverage of definitive testing to Covid-19,” External link

herald Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Malaria outbreak is for real and this is its peak season in Zimbabwe. The burden of testing has been hampered by COVID-19. Our teams that normally go out to test right now are experiencing slowing down of the process,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This is an issue we are tackling because this is the season where most people get infected and a rise in cases of deaths is also high,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We need to test as many people as possible for us to ascertain the magnitude of the problem we have before reaching any conclusion," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The malaria death toll has increased and as we speak it's now 152. We are in a malaria season in Zimbabwe but the country had focused more on the fight against COVID-19," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need” External link

herald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo confirmed : "The hospital is currently in the process of converting part of the hospital into a COVID-19 treatment facility," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are in the process of decentralising the whole process. Currently, we have the kits for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing and the PCR is the definitive testing used to detect early infections," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "For rural areas like Gokwe, if a patient shows signs of the disease we have the rapid response team that is in every province and those teams will attend to any case," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals. As government, we are using the golden standard which is definitive, although this takes five hours for results to show," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our plan is to decentralise the testing process. We want to ensure that we have testing capacity at each and every government hospital, in every province,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “After that, we will then increase the number of testing sites in Harare and then eventually go countrywide. This will be done in the shortest time possible,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : “If the person is showing clinical signs of the disease, they will be taken to a hospital and then comprehensive tests will be carried out,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As Government, we strongly condemn this because these organisations are not following the WHO laid down specifications,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As Government, we strongly condemn this because these organisations are not following the WHO laid down specifications,” External link

herald Monday, April 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "This testing is going to be expansive and it will include contact tracing to ensure that we test as many people as possible," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "We are working hard together with the business community, donor partners and other well-wishers to ensure that our hospitals are well equipped," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For Harare we have had private organisations who are coming forward and they want to work with Government in establishing more isolation facilities. These are not facilities for private cases only, these are facilities for any Zimbabwean who gets sick in Harare or even if you are coming from outside,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "It is important to note that the majority of COVID-19 cases will have a mild to moderate disease and will recover without being hospitalized. In actual fact that is what we have seen with the current six cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 30, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "most people are living from hand to mouth and some companies may not recover after this" External link

pulse Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "most people are living from hand to mouth and some companies may not recover after this" External link

afp-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is very critical that we ensure that our members of staff do not end up getting infected,” “They are the frontline soldiers and have to be fit and be in the correct personal protective equipment” External link

zimeye Friday, March 27, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “First of all, I want to advise health workers that Government is working very hard to make sure that not even a single member of the health care workforce gets sick or gets infected with Covid-19 while at work,” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : “Government is also realising that this is a very risky business. Everyone is scared of Covid-19 but the healthcare workers are there to make sure that everyone is taken care of. Therefore, there has to be a risk allowance. The Minister of Finance has been instructed to make sure that the health workers are given a risk allowance. Their various associations are going to be sitting down with the Health Services Board to make sure that a package is put up,” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Private companies are coming in a big way,” “A lot of private companies want to be part of the team. We are going to roll out the plan in very province. Our Infrastructure Committee will look at it” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We do appreciate the donation by the telecommunications industry and indeed, this is the way we want to go so that we reduce the risk of transmitting the virus from infected to uninfected persons," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "It is very essential in this particular pandemic that we have our staff being well protected. We do not want to end up with the situation where our health workers become sick. It has happened in other countries, but we want to make sure that here in Zimbabwe it does not happen," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The President gave an instruction to the Ministry of Finance to purchase as much protective equipment as possible for the purpose of ensuring that our healthcare workers do not end up being victims of the virus," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about James Makamba ) : “As you may be aware, we had recorded two positive cases of COVID-19. Today, Wilkins isolation centre recorded a death of one of our COVID-19 patients. Our deepest condolences go to the Makamba family following the death of their son Zororo Makamba. Zororo passed away around midday today,” “Zororo, according to his doctors, had serious other underlying conditions which made him vulnerable and I wish to advice our nation not to panic because of his death as Covid 19 is curable if someone has all the precautionary measures” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I met the President to emphasise the need for a budget on Covid 19,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We appeal to all those who could have made contact with the deceased to present themselves for screening at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital. Staff at Wilkins will be ready for screening starting from 9am,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We appeal to all those who could have made contact with the deceased to present themselves for screening at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital. Staff at Wilkins will be ready for screening starting from 9am,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do appreciate the donation by the telecommunications industry and indeed, this is the way we want to go so that we reduce the risk of transmitting the virus from infected to uninfected persons,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is very essential in this particular pandemic that we have our staff being well protected. We do not want to end up with the situation where our health workers become sick. It has happened in other countries, but we want to make sure that here in Zimbabwe it does not happen,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The President gave an instruction to the Ministry of Finance to purchase as much protective equipment as possible for the purpose of ensuring that our healthcare workers do not end up being victims of the virus,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We have adequate thermo scanners at our borders. As far as isolation is concerned, we make sure that all visitors are well checked and should there be symptoms, we will put them in quarantine. The best quarantine facility is in Victoria Falls, where there are tourists," External link

irishsun Monday, March 23, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, March 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 23, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death," External link

wsau Monday, March 23, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We have adequate thermo scanners at our borders. As far as isolation is concerned, we make sure that all visitors are well checked and should there be symptoms, we will put them in quarantine. The best quarantine facility is in Victoria Falls, where there are tourists," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, March 23, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The doctor alerted the local Covid-19 Rapid Response team that immediately went to assess him and recommended that he continues with the self-isolation at home," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 23, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We are now awaiting the test results on this family, we're going to test all of them to make sure that we know their status. At this stage, your guess is as good as mine until we get the test results," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 23, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are now awaiting the test results on this family, we’re going to test all of them to make sure that we know their status. At this stage, your guess is as good as mine until we get the test results,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting symptoms of flu-like illness on March 12, which progressively got worse on March 19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting symptoms of flu-like illness on March 12, which progressively got worse on March 19,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting mild symptoms (flu-like illness) on the 12th March 2020 which progressively got worse on the 19th March 2020,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This is the first case of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. The patient is a 38-year-old Caucasian male resident of Victoria Falls who had traveled to Manchester, United Kingdom on the 7th of March 2020 and returned to his home in Victoria Falls on the 15th of March 2020 via South Africa," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Reference Laboratory ) : "This evening, Friday, March 20, 2020, the National Reference Laboratory at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive," External link

haberler-en Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Every aspect of the system is highly functional and this is not a condition from within, so it should be easier to deal with,” External link

newsday Friday, March 20, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

ecns Friday, March 20, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

peopledaily Friday, March 20, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, March 20, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Robert Mugabe Airport had 6 750 travelers who went through it and 103 of those travelers are under surveillance. Victoria Falls had 1 120 and out those 54 were under surveillance. In Victoria Falls Road, 291 travelers went through and two of those are under surveillance. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo 957 and 182 are under surveillance. Then Beitbridge, we had 128 and 31 are under surveillance. Plumtree 151 and six are under surveillance,” “On the 13th of March, the National Micro-Biology Laboratory tested 14 suspected cases for COVID -19 and all of them were negative. Their samples were also tested at the WHO regional laboratory in South Africa and they came out as negative” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Robert Mugabe Airport had 6 750 travelers who went through it and 103 of those travelers are under surveillance. Victoria Falls had 1 120 and out those 54 were under surveillance. In Victoria Falls Road, 291 travelers went through and two of those are under surveillance. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo 957 and 182 are under surveillance. Then Beitbridge, we had 128 and 31 are under surveillance. Plumtree 151 and six are under surveillance," "On the 13th of March, the National Micro-Biology Laboratory tested 14 suspected cases for COVID -19 and all of them were negative. Their samples were also tested at the WHO regional laboratory in South Africa and they came out as negative" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “At the moment, we are clean in Zimbabwe. Whoever is challenging that is a follower of social media which wants to make us die and it is someone who wants to see coronavirus in Zimbabwe. We do not want to see coronavirus,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo responded : “We are going around telling headmasters to ensure that at schools, children are discouraged from playing or gathering in large groups. Should need arise to close early, then we will do so,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I was happy that Parliament has adjourned. It is a disastrous area where we can easily have an infection,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I was happy that Parliament has adjourned. It is a disastrous area where we can easily have an infection,” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

zbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

zbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The Indian investors we had engaged to invest in Ekusileni Hospital have opted out of the project. We are now discussing with other investors who have shown interest in the project," "We went all the way to India where we had identified some investors, but eventually they changed their mind. It was just a legal issue so we had to get them out of the way and bring in new investors. So the new investors are there and they appear to be solid. What we are looking for is funding" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to make sure that the hospital is up and running before year end. In the meantime, we also have some contingency plans where government will also put in some money towards ensuring that the hospital is resuscitated," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The Indian investors we had engaged to invest in Ekusileni Hospital have opted out of the project. We are now discussing with other investors who have shown interest in the project," "We went all the way to India where we had identified some investors, but eventually they changed their mind. It was just a legal issue so we had to get them out of the way and bring in new investors. So the new investors are there and they appear to be solid. What we are looking for is funding" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to make sure that the hospital is up and running before year end. In the meantime, we also have some contingency plans where government will also put in some money towards ensuring that the hospital is resuscitated," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Today we received a report that a tourist who came to Victoria Falls on March 7 and departed on March 10 back to the United Kingdom has been found positive for COVID-19 and is currently being treated in the UK,” External link

insiderzim Monday, March 16, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The travellers should bear with us because the screening process will now be more intense and it might take time for them to gain access into Zimbabwe through Beitbridge," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are going to deploy teams to our borders so that we make sure everyone who comes into this country is screened and monitored," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We cannot also close our borders because we are importing maize and other basics from different parts of the world. So, what we can only do is thorough screening at borders," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In addition, I am going to visit Beitbridge to check on the state of affairs again and boost capacity where need be. The travellers should bear with us because the screening process will now be more intense and it might take time for them to gain access into Zimbabwe through Beitbridge,” External link

herald Monday, March 16, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The only problem is that the type of testing platform that we have takes a bit longer. At the moment, it takes at least five hours before we get the results but it is better than the previous platforms which would take at least one week. We are waiting for the arrival of the rapid test kits which takes about 15 minutes just like when we are testing for HIV/AIDS which takes about 15 minutes,” “Still, with those, if it tests positive, we still have to go back to the five hour one because it is what we call the definitive test scheme. If someone comes negative on the rapid test, we do not proceed to the confirmatory; it is only when they are positive on the rapid test” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The issue of menstruation period and sanitary pads in schools, we have said that we want to support SMEs so that they produce sanitary pads. The government has gone further and removed duty when importing the products,” “So the government is trying its best, but this does not fall under the Ministry of Health per se, but we are looking at the Ministry of Women and Gender and we have always talked to each other and encouraged each other” External link

newsday Friday, March 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Peter Sands ) : "We are grateful to be receiving this money. As Dr Peter Sands has already said, we are going to be getting five percent of our global fund triennial allocations. So, it is US$25 million that we will receive and it will be facilitated in the next five days. It has been fast tracked so that as a country we are able to prepare and tackle the virus head on should we have to," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In other countries, only the playing teams go to the stadia, only 22 players will be in the stadium and they play without spectators. It is no longer the issue of us being many,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have not yet reached that stage of wearing masks. However, we have seen that those coming from outside the country are wearing masks, which is a very good thing. We are also working on having lots of masks. ‘‘As I stand before you, before I came here, I enquired on the progress of acquiring our masks, whether the first consignment has arrived. ‘‘We want to have lots of masks but, at the moment, we are not yet worried to that extent though we should be prepared and ready,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In other countries, only the playing teams go to the stadia, only 22 players will be in the stadium and they play without spectators. It is no longer the issue of us being many,” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have not yet reached that stage of wearing masks. However, we have seen that those coming from outside the country are wearing masks, which is a very good thing. We are also working on having lots of masks. ‘‘As I stand before you, before I came here, I enquired on the progress of acquiring our masks, whether the first consignment has arrived. ‘‘We want to have lots of masks but, at the moment, we are not yet worried to that extent though we should be prepared and ready,” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “These are very mischievous people. I do not think it is being done on a political basis. It is being done by people who are just mischievous,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The ministers who attended the meeting all felt that we have to harmonise our response and services right through the region and one of the issues in the harmonisation process is to ensure that we are all fully prepared; fully prepared in terms of availability of medicines, safety, making sure that the training of our personnel is adequate and strengthening of the surveillance and monitoring systems right through our countries,” External link

herald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 9, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zbc Monday, March 9, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 9, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 9, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case,” External link

herald Monday, March 9, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

herald Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I’m sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I'm sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I'm sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, travellers with signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc) will be referred immediately to designated isolation centres for further clinical examination and assistance,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, travellers with signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc) will be referred immediately to designated isolation centres for further clinical examination and assistance,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : “We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it’s no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can’t go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : "We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it's no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can't go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

zbc Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : “We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it’s no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can’t go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

herald Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are now following a scientific approach requiring all travellers coming from China to be screened and quarantined for fourteen (14) days in China and if they are found to be safe, they will be issued a clearance certificate to travel,” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I would like to commend their gesture and urge other corporates to forge such partnerships as they benefit not only the Government of Zimbabwe but the public in general. The scope of engagement is great and I challenge other firms to come on board,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “At the moment, I want to also indicate that we are lucky that we have that Kaletra available here in Zimbabwe and we have made sure that it is distributed to all our treatment centres. What we are building on is the availability of the booster the alpha-interferon and we should be having it by next week, but with the Kaletra, we can be able to manage the patients with ease,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 24, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “The 300 testing kits are more than enough for us at the moment considering the low numbers of people that have been coming into the country from affected areas,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore," "You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 14, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore," "You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 14, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The 300 testing kits are more than enough for us at the moment considering the low numbers of people that have been coming into the country from affected areas and that not even a single one of them has been confirmed to have the virus,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The chances of the disease arriving here, in line with the statistics, and also in line with the deterrent mechanisms which have been put in place, are limited,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Likewise, we also urge locals not to engage in unnecessary movements to avoid catching the virus and coming back with it into the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore,” “You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "As long as they come from the affected countries we follow them even if they don't have a temperature," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "you can imagine before we did this, you would come from China and roam all over the place and only go to your house when we come to check you. Now we are saying you are not all over the place and we are making sure that you are in the same area," "We might be saying self quarantine but we are following up on those cases everyday to make sure that you dont move from the quarantine" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The ministry of Health has determined that government policy as announced by the ministry of Finance and economic development calls for biometric recording. This must be instituted at all government hospitals immediately. This will give the government the opportunity to pay its workers in accordance to attendance and performance at work,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We need a provincial medical director for Bulawayo. It's really to bolster and make sure that we have got concerted effort in making sure that the city as a metropolitan province is well covered. That is the same thing that has been requested by Harare Metropolitan province so that we can have better coordination within the metropolitan provinces," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Zimbabwe is one of the 19 countries whose TB control campaigns were awarded more than US$25 million through Challenge TB, the new funding mechanism for global TB response launched by the United States Agency for International Development," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For now the quantities of the medicines that we have are adequate for the task. We are ready for the task; it’s an issue of monitoring at our ports. The infection is currently not in Zimbabwe and we would like to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t. We have to sell as much awareness as possible to our population,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are looking at providing an appropriate health service for our citizens,” “As we proceed the govern- ment is going to look into who wants to return to work or not” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The current healthcare administration and government inherited a bankrupt system, with no resources, empty warehouses, no medicines and medical sundries and a minimum of US$500 million and an additional US$200 million for replacement of equipment,” “On the SHDA demand that the Minister of Health must be censured, the minister serves at the pleasure of the President and his actions are a collective decision of government as his main purpose is to align policies of government for the ministry which will then be executed by employees” External link

zimeye Friday, February 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The deaths caused by the industrial action at any institution must be investigated because the ministry has horrendous reports where nursing staff were left to attend to patients without doctors,” “When the new dispensation came into power, these problems were already there for the past 20 years, and they did not start with the present government (Zanu-PF under Mnangagwa)” External link

zimeye Friday, February 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The current healthcare administration and government inherited a bankrupt system, with no resources, empty warehouses, no medicines and medical sundries and a minimum of US$500 million and an additional US$200 million for replacement of equipment," "On the SHDA demand that the Minister of Health must be censured, the minister serves at the pleasure of the President and his actions are a collective decision of government as his main purpose is to align policies of government for the ministry which will then be executed by employees" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The deaths caused by the industrial action at any institution must be investigated because the ministry has horrendous reports where nursing staff were left to attend to patients without doctors," "When the new dispensation came into power, these problems were already there for the past 20 years, and they did not start with the present government (Zanu-PF under Mnangagwa)" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very confident, and we are very pleased with the efforts that the Chinese government is making right now," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very confident, and we are very pleased with the efforts that the Chinese government is making right now," External link

nampa Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have to work together with the media in counterfeiting false information disseminated on social media,” External link

zbc Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Everyone is ready and the country is well equipped for the Coronavirus fight. We have thermo detectors to check fevers and temperatures at all port of entries," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Mimosa has offered to donate more latest equipment for all our ports of entry and airports such as the latest thermos-detector. They are in SA for the latest technology , testing kits and equipment,’” External link

zbc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Mimosa has offered to donate more latest equipment for all our ports of entry and airports such as the latest thermos-detector. They are in SA for the latest technology , testing kits and equipment ,’” External link

zbc Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The infection is currently not in Zimbabwe and we would like to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are very happy that we have been communicating with the Chinese embassy and they have also advised us to cancel unnecessary travel,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : “On the issue of equipment, currently foreign currency is a challenge,” External link

zbc Monday, February 3, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Zimbabwe is one of the 19 countries whose TB control campaigns were awarded more than US$25 million through Challenge TB, the new funding mechanism for global TB response launched by the United States Agency for International Development,” External link

herald Monday, February 3, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Our estimated treatment coverage now stands at 83% up from 70% in 2014. TB incidences have climbed down to 210 per 100, 000 population in 2018 from 278 per 100 000 population in 2014," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "To the Challenge TB consortium in Zimbabwe, thank you for the sterling work and a job well done. Dr Zishiri- The Union Country Director who was leading the Challenge TB consortium, you drove the ship well and all your efforts are evident for all to see. All the hard work has left an impression in our quest to end TB by 2035," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "As we draw curtains to the five year journey with Challenge TB, we remain indebted to everyone who had a stake in this story, including our TB patients, who were the very reason for Challenge TB," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Both junior and senior doctors are back at work providing the best of service. They are back in full force. We want to be able to work together as one team. Everyone has a role to play,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In a few months, we will be receiving medicines that we have bought,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : "I have said to the Health Services Board, since Cabinet and Treasury approved 700 nursing posts, we must give first preference to these nurses who volunteered their services so their list will be given top priority among those who are going to be engaged," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very grateful that the team from the UAE has come together with some technical partners from Estonia," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are very grateful that the team from the UAE has come together with some technical partners from Estonia,” External link

herald Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As you are aware right now in Zimbabwe, we are looking for medicines so we have a partner here who is going to be providing us with the product, making our warehouse fully-stocked with medicines and making sure all our hospitals have got adequate medicines. This is coming through this exercise organised and finalised by Novartis,” “The medication we ordered is worth US$400 000 and the consignment should arrive soon,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Association ) : "We have been informed about Zimbabwe Young Nurses' Association, who have volunteered to work at the hospital during this festive season," "I think it's a good initiative. We are grateful that they came to give assistance because we will always need additional personnel, especially the nurses, because already we are short-staffed. The establishment is low and we want to improve our establishment" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We select the best available ARV regimens for people living with HIV in Zimbabwe, based on their safety, availability in the global market and cost,” “We have abnormal distribution of fat among people living with HIV as one of the side effects of some ARVs that were used during the earlier years when the ART programme was introduced in Zimbabwe and these medicines that include stophavine and donus were phased out of our national programme some years back and, therefore, we stopped buying these drugs,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "I want to applaud the high levels of discipline and loyalty by all your medical teams during their stay in Zimbabwe," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is a scarcity of human and material resources within the profession and this is compounded by natural disasters, traffic accidents and poverty among our people. This complicates the role of the nurse as she or he has to perform no matter how difficult the situation is because illness is always there,” “What do we do under such circumstances? The answer is meet these challenges with Jesus’ name without discrimination, this is my appeal to you today” External link

newsday Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The work you are about to enter requires you to work hard over unsocial hours and endure a lot of hardships and sacrifices at times. I believe that if you are a nurse worth the name, you will work hard. My appeal today is that you do it in such a way that benefits you and your patient and not you alone,” “Nurses must desist from corruption. Nursing is not a job but a calling for which, you can hardly be paid for what it is worth. It calls for love and sacrifice. Always go back to the definition of nursing when things are not well,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “These complicate the role of the nurse as she/he has to perform no matter how difficult the situation is because illness will always be there. I know you may have a question to say, ‘What do we do under such circumstances?’ The answer is, meet those challenges with Jesus’ name without discrimination,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Second line medicines are a challenge because there is a global shortage on some of them. Efforts have been initiated to order from the suppliers that have the stock," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 9, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Second line medicines are a challenge because there is a global shortage on some of them. Efforts have been initiated to order from the suppliers that have the stock,” External link

newsday Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want doctors at work. We do not want to see people dying so we are doing everything we can to ensure sanity prevails. Following the lapsing of the moratorium government will go back to the status quo and all doctors not at work will have to follow the Labour Court ruling,” External link

zbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are now making sure that each candidate supplies their identity card which indicates the area where they are coming from. We want to be able to do equitable distribution of training posts right through the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have a contract with our outside partners and that will always happen, like for instance, right now we have the Cuban and Chinese doctors which are on-going contractual government to government arrangements,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “They went against the laws of this very August House. So, we cannot say anybody is above the law. There is no one who is above the law especially when it comes to people dying, that is not the way it is done,” “The people who caused the problem are the people who were not at work and the people who had not come to work. These are people especially doctors who live within the hospital grounds. They should have been attending to the patients but they did not attend to the patients” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "There are ongoing efforts to normalise the situation. The labour courts ruled the incapacitation by the doctors as unlawful. It went further to order that the doctors go back to their work within two days which if they did not, would allow for disciplinary action. Even after that, Government continued encouraging the doctors to come back to work but they did not. There was no alternative but to start the disciplinary action," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : "From the information I have from the Health Services Board, those doctors have been charged and will be facing disciplinary action," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT



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Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : "Pertaining to disciplinary hearings for striking doctors, the Minister (of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo) informed Cabinet that 508 disciplinary cases on doctors that have not been coming to work have so far been heard, out of which 498 doctors were found guilty," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Cabinet was informed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, that the strike by medical doctors from public hospitals has now gone beyond 63 days. Medical services at most central hospitals, therefore, remain constrained. The situation is being exacerbated by the City of Harare nurses who have since stopped reporting for duty, citing incapacitation. Disciplinary hearing for the doctors by the Health Service Board commenced on the 1st of November 2019. Of the 80 doctors charged, 77 were found guilty and discharged,” External link

zbc Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Cabinet was informed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, that the strike by medical doctors from public hospitals has now gone beyond 63 days. Medical services at most central hospitals, therefore, remain constrained. The situation is being exacerbated by the City of Harare nurses who have since stopped reporting for duty, citing incapacitation. Disciplinary hearing for the doctors by the Health Service Board commenced on the 1st of November 2019. Of the 80 doctors charged, 77 were found guilty and discharged,” External link

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Obadiah Moyo told : “The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmissions, showing that our tracking systems are efficient,” External link

newsday Monday, June 1, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Following the negotiations which were done between the Ministry of Health and Drax representative, they agreed to reduce their prices (to US$600 392)," External link

allafrica Sunday, May 31, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We must make sure that they don't mix with locals when they come in," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, May 31, 2020 1:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmissions, showing that our tracking systems are efficient,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "They have already identified a facility where the traditional Chinese medicine will be based so that we can be able to develop it and bring in more medicines and use them," External link

allafrica Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We must make sure that they don’t mix with locals when they come in,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Friday, May 29, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who are positive, we take them to the isolation centres for assessment and further management,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 28, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “It is an issue for all of us. So, there is serious need for us to double our testing and contact tracing efforts,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have seen Madagascar coming up with their form of therapy and in Zimbabwe everything is being put on clinical trial and must be approved by the World Health Organisation to ensure that any claim to a cure is relevant and correct," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have several Zimbabweans coming through with donations but the biggest donor is Sakunda Holdings. We have recorded everything and there is a lot of transparency and the money is deposited into a Finance ministry account," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The majority of reported COVID-19 cases are the ones of people coming through as returnees and we have less local transmission, showing that our tracking systems are efficient," "Our biggest problem is returnees. That is where we are going to get a lot of cases from people coming from South Africa and Botswana, but we cannot stop them from coming back home" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Following Cabinet decision and a high-level meeting; a policy change enabling investors to hold 100 percent ownership of medicinal cannabis licences was made in order to improve the competitiveness of the sector both regionally and globally,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, May 26, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As government we are doing everything in our power to clear the backlog that we have,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, May 25, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The most interesting one is that we want to look at the effects of our herbs here in Zimbabwe. We have the Natural Therapeutic Council also working on that. You have heard about what Madagascar has come up with. We have teams here who are also working quietly on these issues and we are hoping to come up with results,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:47:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has caused a scramble for materials among nations and inevitably we are also affected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And as such, we have engaged the security forces to step in to enforce the lockdown so that people stay at home,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has caused a scramble for materials among nations and inevitably we are also affected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "TCM is a very useful area which we are seriously looking at. So the visiting doctor who is here is going to lead us in that aspect and when the next team comes we want to see more TCM doctors coming in," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 22, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment),” External link

zimeye Friday, May 22, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Going forward, we plan to increase the number of tests per day but we are hampered by lack of access to test kits and PPE (personal protective equipment)," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are also concerned that some returning citizens are bringing the disease, and we have thus upped security surveillance not only in towns, but also along our borders because there is a danger of infected people getting into the country undetected,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to make sure that everyone that gets admitted at our institutions comes out alive. We also have researches put in place as part of prevention, containment and mitigation strategies,” External link

zbc Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:44:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We still have to get more data and we need to carry out more testing so it is not yet time to celebrate until we have tested a certain figure which we feel is a significant number to say we are now out of danger," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want you to be independent and not only to wait for Government directives," "You must think outside the box so that there is adequate availability of ARVs" External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For diagnosis purposes, we have the PCR platforms, which we have been using all along and all our results have been based on the PCR diagnostic platform,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Furthermore, RDTs that we might have to use must be fully validated and no one should come and use any rapid test kits. We are talking with the WHO to give us those guidelines and also from China who have been using these rapid test kits,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is possible that we might be able to get more positives so the issue is we are not going to be relaxing because we have been getting negatives. We have to be much more serious and we have to make sure that we continue applying the measures that will stop Covid-19,” External link

zimeye Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are encouraging all the supermarkets or wherever in the industry to make sure that you do not serve people who do not wear masks. We don’t like a situation where supermarkets end up with hundreds of people inside so they have to control the people who come in,” External link

herald Monday, May 4, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "PPEs have been distributed to all centres right round the provinces in Zimbabwe so the programme is proceeding with ease. We will see how much we will be able to collect, we want to see how much we will be able to collect on a daily basis," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 27, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Province ) : "Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West Province have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, April 27, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 27, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "With winter fast approaching and taking into cognisance that it creates conditions ideal for more infections, the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms is now central to our war against the virus," "Modalities have been put in place for the importation of medications that we cannot locally produce and we expect a consignment in the country soon. Local pharmaceutical companies have also been capacitated and are producing increased supplies of medicines such as paracetamol tablets and syrup, Vitamin C, and multivitamin tablets" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 27, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “With winter fast approaching and taking into cognisance that it creates conditions ideal for more infections, the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms is now central to our war against the virus,” “Modalities have been put in place for the importation of medications that we cannot locally produce and we expect a consignment in the country soon. Local pharmaceutical companies have also been capacitated and are producing increased supplies of medicines such as paracetamol tablets and syrup, Vitamin C, and multivitamin tablets” External link

herald Monday, April 27, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our teams from Harare and Mashonaland West have since started combing the whole area, tracing and testing all individuals as we try to get to the bottom of this issue,” External link

herald Monday, April 27, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” External link

zimeye Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo's infection," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo’s infection,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” External link

zimeye Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This has become an area of interest and therefore we are going to be hot-spotting by making sure that the population around there is screened. That is the only way we can make a determination on the source of Gogo’s infection,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, these gains are being threatened by the Covid-19 pandemic, a disease which has common initial symptoms to malaria, which include fever, headache, generalised body pains and weakness,” “If not treated early, the disease progresses to severe malaria and the patient experiences difficulties in breathing, liver and kidney failure and confusion” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Village health workers were reluctant to assist patients with say a fever because of the similarity in symptoms of malaria and Covid-19, but now since we have enough PPEs, we are now going to make sure that they are all well protected as they approach these patients,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The theme for this year’s World Malaria Day reminds us of our roles and responsibilities in the elimination of malaria in the sub-region, hence the theme is very appropriate for all the countries that make the E8 bloc,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This scenario calls for the need for close collaboration and sharing of lessons learnt and best practices for our countries,” External link

herald Saturday, April 25, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have since roped them in so that they may be able to assist in the sampling process so that we come up with a sizable number of samples per day and this is going to happen countrywide,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “So in terms of numbers, we are really pushing to make sure that we get more candidates enrolling and being sampled appropriately,” External link

zimeye Friday, April 24, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will now conduct rapid tests on the eighth day and if they are found to be positive, they will be sent to an isolation centre. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

newsday Friday, April 24, 2020 10:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "And if they are found to be positive they will be sent to an isolation center. And if they are found to be negative they will be released. It decongests the facilities," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “PPE is the ammunition required by our health workers right now and the PCR machine will indeed help us improve coverage of definitive testing to Covid-19,” External link

herald Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Malaria outbreak is for real and this is its peak season in Zimbabwe. The burden of testing has been hampered by COVID-19. Our teams that normally go out to test right now are experiencing slowing down of the process,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This is an issue we are tackling because this is the season where most people get infected and a rise in cases of deaths is also high,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are still trying to trace the source of infection for this case, so far we only know that the case came from Mhondoro,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We need to test as many people as possible for us to ascertain the magnitude of the problem we have before reaching any conclusion," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The malaria death toll has increased and as we speak it's now 152. We are in a malaria season in Zimbabwe but the country had focused more on the fight against COVID-19," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need” External link

zimeye Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want to boost the human resource element in our ministry so that we can be able to look after this pandemic. We are grateful for having unfrozen those posts in this time of need” External link

herald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:18:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 20, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We have suddenly seen a large influx of returning residents through our Beitbridge border post," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, April 20, 2020 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo confirmed : "The hospital is currently in the process of converting part of the hospital into a COVID-19 treatment facility," External link

allafrica Monday, April 13, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, April 11, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are in the process of decentralising the whole process. Currently, we have the kits for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing and the PCR is the definitive testing used to detect early infections," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "For rural areas like Gokwe, if a patient shows signs of the disease we have the rapid response team that is in every province and those teams will attend to any case," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals. As government, we are using the golden standard which is definitive, although this takes five hours for results to show," External link

allafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We hope to get more testing kits so that we come up with results early,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Our plan is to decentralise the testing process. We want to ensure that we have testing capacity at each and every government hospital, in every province,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “After that, we will then increase the number of testing sites in Harare and then eventually go countrywide. This will be done in the shortest time possible,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : “If the person is showing clinical signs of the disease, they will be taken to a hospital and then comprehensive tests will be carried out,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As Government, we strongly condemn this because these organisations are not following the WHO laid down specifications,” External link

zimeye Monday, April 6, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As Government, we strongly condemn this because these organisations are not following the WHO laid down specifications,” External link

herald Monday, April 6, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals," External link

onlinenigeria Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This way, one person can test negative when one is positive, and a positive person can test negative when that is not the case. So, those tests are not reliable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "The only reliable testing that is taking place in the country is being carried by the government and not private hospitals," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "This testing is going to be expansive and it will include contact tracing to ensure that we test as many people as possible," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "We are working hard together with the business community, donor partners and other well-wishers to ensure that our hospitals are well equipped," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For Harare we have had private organisations who are coming forward and they want to work with Government in establishing more isolation facilities. These are not facilities for private cases only, these are facilities for any Zimbabwean who gets sick in Harare or even if you are coming from outside,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 1, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "It is important to note that the majority of COVID-19 cases will have a mild to moderate disease and will recover without being hospitalized. In actual fact that is what we have seen with the current six cases," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, March 30, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "most people are living from hand to mouth and some companies may not recover after this" External link

pulse Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "most people are living from hand to mouth and some companies may not recover after this" External link

afp-en Sunday, March 29, 2020 6:50:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is very critical that we ensure that our members of staff do not end up getting infected,” “They are the frontline soldiers and have to be fit and be in the correct personal protective equipment” External link

zimeye Friday, March 27, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “First of all, I want to advise health workers that Government is working very hard to make sure that not even a single member of the health care workforce gets sick or gets infected with Covid-19 while at work,” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : “Government is also realising that this is a very risky business. Everyone is scared of Covid-19 but the healthcare workers are there to make sure that everyone is taken care of. Therefore, there has to be a risk allowance. The Minister of Finance has been instructed to make sure that the health workers are given a risk allowance. Their various associations are going to be sitting down with the Health Services Board to make sure that a package is put up,” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Private companies are coming in a big way,” “A lot of private companies want to be part of the team. We are going to roll out the plan in very province. Our Infrastructure Committee will look at it” External link

herald Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We do appreciate the donation by the telecommunications industry and indeed, this is the way we want to go so that we reduce the risk of transmitting the virus from infected to uninfected persons," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "It is very essential in this particular pandemic that we have our staff being well protected. We do not want to end up with the situation where our health workers become sick. It has happened in other countries, but we want to make sure that here in Zimbabwe it does not happen," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The President gave an instruction to the Ministry of Finance to purchase as much protective equipment as possible for the purpose of ensuring that our healthcare workers do not end up being victims of the virus," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about James Makamba ) : “As you may be aware, we had recorded two positive cases of COVID-19. Today, Wilkins isolation centre recorded a death of one of our COVID-19 patients. Our deepest condolences go to the Makamba family following the death of their son Zororo Makamba. Zororo passed away around midday today,” “Zororo, according to his doctors, had serious other underlying conditions which made him vulnerable and I wish to advice our nation not to panic because of his death as Covid 19 is curable if someone has all the precautionary measures” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I met the President to emphasise the need for a budget on Covid 19,” External link

newsday Tuesday, March 24, 2020 10:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We appeal to all those who could have made contact with the deceased to present themselves for screening at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital. Staff at Wilkins will be ready for screening starting from 9am,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death,” External link

thehimalayantimes Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We appeal to all those who could have made contact with the deceased to present themselves for screening at Wilkins Infectious Diseases Hospital. Staff at Wilkins will be ready for screening starting from 9am,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do appreciate the donation by the telecommunications industry and indeed, this is the way we want to go so that we reduce the risk of transmitting the virus from infected to uninfected persons,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “It is very essential in this particular pandemic that we have our staff being well protected. We do not want to end up with the situation where our health workers become sick. It has happened in other countries, but we want to make sure that here in Zimbabwe it does not happen,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The President gave an instruction to the Ministry of Finance to purchase as much protective equipment as possible for the purpose of ensuring that our healthcare workers do not end up being victims of the virus,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We have adequate thermo scanners at our borders. As far as isolation is concerned, we make sure that all visitors are well checked and should there be symptoms, we will put them in quarantine. The best quarantine facility is in Victoria Falls, where there are tourists," External link

irishsun Monday, March 23, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death,” External link

cyprus-mail Monday, March 23, 2020 9:20:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 23, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "He had other concurrent serious medical conditions, which made him vulnerable. I wish to urge the nation not to panic because of this death," External link

wsau Monday, March 23, 2020 6:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We have adequate thermo scanners at our borders. As far as isolation is concerned, we make sure that all visitors are well checked and should there be symptoms, we will put them in quarantine. The best quarantine facility is in Victoria Falls, where there are tourists," External link

aljazeera-en Monday, March 23, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The doctor alerted the local Covid-19 Rapid Response team that immediately went to assess him and recommended that he continues with the self-isolation at home," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 23, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We are now awaiting the test results on this family, we're going to test all of them to make sure that we know their status. At this stage, your guess is as good as mine until we get the test results," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 23, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “We are now awaiting the test results on this family, we’re going to test all of them to make sure that we know their status. At this stage, your guess is as good as mine until we get the test results,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting symptoms of flu-like illness on March 12, which progressively got worse on March 19,” External link

thezimbabwemail Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:51:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting symptoms of flu-like illness on March 12, which progressively got worse on March 19,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, March 22, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “He started exhibiting mild symptoms (flu-like illness) on the 12th March 2020 which progressively got worse on the 19th March 2020,” External link

insiderzim Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "This is the first case of COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. The patient is a 38-year-old Caucasian male resident of Victoria Falls who had traveled to Manchester, United Kingdom on the 7th of March 2020 and returned to his home in Victoria Falls on the 15th of March 2020 via South Africa," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Reference Laboratory ) : "This evening, Friday, March 20, 2020, the National Reference Laboratory at Sally Mugabe Central Hospital confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive," External link

haberler-en Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Every aspect of the system is highly functional and this is not a condition from within, so it should be easier to deal with,” External link

newsday Friday, March 20, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

ecns Friday, March 20, 2020 11:47:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

peopledaily Friday, March 20, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to compliment the Chinese government for their scientific approach in solving the COVID-19," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, March 20, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Robert Mugabe Airport had 6 750 travelers who went through it and 103 of those travelers are under surveillance. Victoria Falls had 1 120 and out those 54 were under surveillance. In Victoria Falls Road, 291 travelers went through and two of those are under surveillance. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo 957 and 182 are under surveillance. Then Beitbridge, we had 128 and 31 are under surveillance. Plumtree 151 and six are under surveillance,” “On the 13th of March, the National Micro-Biology Laboratory tested 14 suspected cases for COVID -19 and all of them were negative. Their samples were also tested at the WHO regional laboratory in South Africa and they came out as negative” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Robert Mugabe Airport had 6 750 travelers who went through it and 103 of those travelers are under surveillance. Victoria Falls had 1 120 and out those 54 were under surveillance. In Victoria Falls Road, 291 travelers went through and two of those are under surveillance. Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo 957 and 182 are under surveillance. Then Beitbridge, we had 128 and 31 are under surveillance. Plumtree 151 and six are under surveillance," "On the 13th of March, the National Micro-Biology Laboratory tested 14 suspected cases for COVID -19 and all of them were negative. Their samples were also tested at the WHO regional laboratory in South Africa and they came out as negative" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “At the moment, we are clean in Zimbabwe. Whoever is challenging that is a follower of social media which wants to make us die and it is someone who wants to see coronavirus in Zimbabwe. We do not want to see coronavirus,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo responded : “We are going around telling headmasters to ensure that at schools, children are discouraged from playing or gathering in large groups. Should need arise to close early, then we will do so,” External link

newsday Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I was happy that Parliament has adjourned. It is a disastrous area where we can easily have an infection,” External link

thezimbabwemail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I was happy that Parliament has adjourned. It is a disastrous area where we can easily have an infection,” External link

herald Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

zbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

zbc Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I want to advise you that we have worked on the national preparedness and response plan for Zimbabwe and this is going to be launched on Thursday and it is going to be launched by non-other than the President of Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In order to reduce the risk of the infection, we want to continue to educate the public. We are working with various international donors in the production of materials so that we can be able to reach out to the rural areas,” External link

herald Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The Indian investors we had engaged to invest in Ekusileni Hospital have opted out of the project. We are now discussing with other investors who have shown interest in the project," "We went all the way to India where we had identified some investors, but eventually they changed their mind. It was just a legal issue so we had to get them out of the way and bring in new investors. So the new investors are there and they appear to be solid. What we are looking for is funding" External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to make sure that the hospital is up and running before year end. In the meantime, we also have some contingency plans where government will also put in some money towards ensuring that the hospital is resuscitated," External link

onlinenigeria Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The Indian investors we had engaged to invest in Ekusileni Hospital have opted out of the project. We are now discussing with other investors who have shown interest in the project," "We went all the way to India where we had identified some investors, but eventually they changed their mind. It was just a legal issue so we had to get them out of the way and bring in new investors. So the new investors are there and they appear to be solid. What we are looking for is funding" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We want to make sure that the hospital is up and running before year end. In the meantime, we also have some contingency plans where government will also put in some money towards ensuring that the hospital is resuscitated," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Today we received a report that a tourist who came to Victoria Falls on March 7 and departed on March 10 back to the United Kingdom has been found positive for COVID-19 and is currently being treated in the UK,” External link

insiderzim Monday, March 16, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The travellers should bear with us because the screening process will now be more intense and it might take time for them to gain access into Zimbabwe through Beitbridge," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are going to deploy teams to our borders so that we make sure everyone who comes into this country is screened and monitored," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : "We cannot also close our borders because we are importing maize and other basics from different parts of the world. So, what we can only do is thorough screening at borders," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 16, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In addition, I am going to visit Beitbridge to check on the state of affairs again and boost capacity where need be. The travellers should bear with us because the screening process will now be more intense and it might take time for them to gain access into Zimbabwe through Beitbridge,” External link

herald Monday, March 16, 2020 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The only problem is that the type of testing platform that we have takes a bit longer. At the moment, it takes at least five hours before we get the results but it is better than the previous platforms which would take at least one week. We are waiting for the arrival of the rapid test kits which takes about 15 minutes just like when we are testing for HIV/AIDS which takes about 15 minutes,” “Still, with those, if it tests positive, we still have to go back to the five hour one because it is what we call the definitive test scheme. If someone comes negative on the rapid test, we do not proceed to the confirmatory; it is only when they are positive on the rapid test” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 14, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The issue of menstruation period and sanitary pads in schools, we have said that we want to support SMEs so that they produce sanitary pads. The government has gone further and removed duty when importing the products,” “So the government is trying its best, but this does not fall under the Ministry of Health per se, but we are looking at the Ministry of Women and Gender and we have always talked to each other and encouraged each other” External link

newsday Friday, March 13, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Peter Sands ) : "We are grateful to be receiving this money. As Dr Peter Sands has already said, we are going to be getting five percent of our global fund triennial allocations. So, it is US$25 million that we will receive and it will be facilitated in the next five days. It has been fast tracked so that as a country we are able to prepare and tackle the virus head on should we have to," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In other countries, only the playing teams go to the stadia, only 22 players will be in the stadium and they play without spectators. It is no longer the issue of us being many,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have not yet reached that stage of wearing masks. However, we have seen that those coming from outside the country are wearing masks, which is a very good thing. We are also working on having lots of masks. ‘‘As I stand before you, before I came here, I enquired on the progress of acquiring our masks, whether the first consignment has arrived. ‘‘We want to have lots of masks but, at the moment, we are not yet worried to that extent though we should be prepared and ready,” External link

zimeye Thursday, March 12, 2020 7:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In other countries, only the playing teams go to the stadia, only 22 players will be in the stadium and they play without spectators. It is no longer the issue of us being many,” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have not yet reached that stage of wearing masks. However, we have seen that those coming from outside the country are wearing masks, which is a very good thing. We are also working on having lots of masks. ‘‘As I stand before you, before I came here, I enquired on the progress of acquiring our masks, whether the first consignment has arrived. ‘‘We want to have lots of masks but, at the moment, we are not yet worried to that extent though we should be prepared and ready,” External link

herald Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “These are very mischievous people. I do not think it is being done on a political basis. It is being done by people who are just mischievous,” External link

thezimbabwemail Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The ministers who attended the meeting all felt that we have to harmonise our response and services right through the region and one of the issues in the harmonisation process is to ensure that we are all fully prepared; fully prepared in terms of availability of medicines, safety, making sure that the training of our personnel is adequate and strengthening of the surveillance and monitoring systems right through our countries,” External link

herald Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 9, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zbc Monday, March 9, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, March 9, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case,” External link

zimeye Monday, March 9, 2020 7:09:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is no reason why we should hide such a condition of international importance. Once we get confirmation, we will immediately circulate to everyone because there are also precautionary measures to be taken at individual level, so there is no reason for us to hide any confirmed case,” External link

herald Monday, March 9, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

herald Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:41:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Yes, I can confirm that there has been another case taken in at Wilkins, but we still do not have results pertaining her status; We will announce the results to everyone, once we get them,” External link

zimeye Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I’m sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I'm sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with," External link

onlinenigeria Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We should be able to be prepared for when Covid-19 comes to Zimbabwe. Yes, it is very frightening that it is around the corner. But I'm sure that the South African authorities would be very thorough and will be able to isolate and be able to pick up the contacts which the Covid-19 positive carrier came into contact with," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:34:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 7, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, March 6, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, travellers with signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc) will be referred immediately to designated isolation centres for further clinical examination and assistance,” External link

zimeye Friday, March 6, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Yes, it is frightening that it is now around the corner, but we also hope that South Africa will be thorough and be able to pick up all contacts the case had been in touch with,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “However, travellers with signs and symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc) will be referred immediately to designated isolation centres for further clinical examination and assistance,” External link

herald Friday, March 6, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : “We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it’s no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can’t go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : "We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it's no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can't go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

zbc Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Ethiopian Airlines ) : “We realise that the incidence of the disease is increasing everywhere around the world. We called this meeting particularly realising it’s no longer confined to China. We also needed to highlight the fact that our airlines, Kenyan Airways and Emirates, are not flying from China, but it is the Ethiopian Airlines which is flying into Zimbabwe from China,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We do not want it to come, but sometimes when you see the trend, you just can’t go to sleep, you wake up and be prepared. If it was to arrive in your home, how will you deal with it? That is what we are doing,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:03:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

zimeye Wednesday, March 4, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Those who come without medical certificates showing that they were examined by Government doctors from their countries of origin, we will simply say ‘thank you for the visit, but we are sending you back,” “We are doing this to ensure that we don’t have people who bring coronavirus into our country. We will take all stringent measures to ensure that we don’t have coronavirus in Zimbabwe” External link

herald Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:48:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are now following a scientific approach requiring all travellers coming from China to be screened and quarantined for fourteen (14) days in China and if they are found to be safe, they will be issued a clearance certificate to travel,” External link

herald Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “I would like to commend their gesture and urge other corporates to forge such partnerships as they benefit not only the Government of Zimbabwe but the public in general. The scope of engagement is great and I challenge other firms to come on board,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “At the moment, I want to also indicate that we are lucky that we have that Kaletra available here in Zimbabwe and we have made sure that it is distributed to all our treatment centres. What we are building on is the availability of the booster the alpha-interferon and we should be having it by next week, but with the Kaletra, we can be able to manage the patients with ease,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 24, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “The 300 testing kits are more than enough for us at the moment considering the low numbers of people that have been coming into the country from affected areas,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore," "You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time" External link

onlinenigeria Friday, February 14, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore," "You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 14, 2020 12:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The 300 testing kits are more than enough for us at the moment considering the low numbers of people that have been coming into the country from affected areas and that not even a single one of them has been confirmed to have the virus,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The chances of the disease arriving here, in line with the statistics, and also in line with the deterrent mechanisms which have been put in place, are limited,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Likewise, we also urge locals not to engage in unnecessary movements to avoid catching the virus and coming back with it into the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The reagents are now in the country. We can now do the tests locally. We do not have to send to South Africa anymore,” “You can either test it through blood or nasopharyngeal swab. I was happy to hear that they can do quite a lot of samples in a short space of time” External link

zimeye Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "As long as they come from the affected countries we follow them even if they don't have a temperature," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "you can imagine before we did this, you would come from China and roam all over the place and only go to your house when we come to check you. Now we are saying you are not all over the place and we are making sure that you are in the same area," "We might be saying self quarantine but we are following up on those cases everyday to make sure that you dont move from the quarantine" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The ministry of Health has determined that government policy as announced by the ministry of Finance and economic development calls for biometric recording. This must be instituted at all government hospitals immediately. This will give the government the opportunity to pay its workers in accordance to attendance and performance at work,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Monday, February 10, 2020 5:11:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We need a provincial medical director for Bulawayo. It's really to bolster and make sure that we have got concerted effort in making sure that the city as a metropolitan province is well covered. That is the same thing that has been requested by Harare Metropolitan province so that we can have better coordination within the metropolitan provinces," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 10, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Zimbabwe is one of the 19 countries whose TB control campaigns were awarded more than US$25 million through Challenge TB, the new funding mechanism for global TB response launched by the United States Agency for International Development," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 9, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “For now the quantities of the medicines that we have are adequate for the task. We are ready for the task; it’s an issue of monitoring at our ports. The infection is currently not in Zimbabwe and we would like to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t. We have to sell as much awareness as possible to our population,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are looking at providing an appropriate health service for our citizens,” “As we proceed the govern- ment is going to look into who wants to return to work or not” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The current healthcare administration and government inherited a bankrupt system, with no resources, empty warehouses, no medicines and medical sundries and a minimum of US$500 million and an additional US$200 million for replacement of equipment,” “On the SHDA demand that the Minister of Health must be censured, the minister serves at the pleasure of the President and his actions are a collective decision of government as his main purpose is to align policies of government for the ministry which will then be executed by employees” External link

zimeye Friday, February 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : “The deaths caused by the industrial action at any institution must be investigated because the ministry has horrendous reports where nursing staff were left to attend to patients without doctors,” “When the new dispensation came into power, these problems were already there for the past 20 years, and they did not start with the present government (Zanu-PF under Mnangagwa)” External link

zimeye Friday, February 7, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "The current healthcare administration and government inherited a bankrupt system, with no resources, empty warehouses, no medicines and medical sundries and a minimum of US$500 million and an additional US$200 million for replacement of equipment," "On the SHDA demand that the Minister of Health must be censured, the minister serves at the pleasure of the President and his actions are a collective decision of government as his main purpose is to align policies of government for the ministry which will then be executed by employees" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Emmerson Mnangagwa ) : "The deaths caused by the industrial action at any institution must be investigated because the ministry has horrendous reports where nursing staff were left to attend to patients without doctors," "When the new dispensation came into power, these problems were already there for the past 20 years, and they did not start with the present government (Zanu-PF under Mnangagwa)" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, February 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very confident, and we are very pleased with the efforts that the Chinese government is making right now," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very confident, and we are very pleased with the efforts that the Chinese government is making right now," External link

nampa Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:15:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have to work together with the media in counterfeiting false information disseminated on social media,” External link

zbc Thursday, February 6, 2020 3:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Everyone is ready and the country is well equipped for the Coronavirus fight. We have thermo detectors to check fevers and temperatures at all port of entries," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Mimosa has offered to donate more latest equipment for all our ports of entry and airports such as the latest thermos-detector. They are in SA for the latest technology , testing kits and equipment,’” External link

zbc Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo told : “Mimosa has offered to donate more latest equipment for all our ports of entry and airports such as the latest thermos-detector. They are in SA for the latest technology , testing kits and equipment ,’” External link

zbc Tuesday, February 4, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The infection is currently not in Zimbabwe and we would like to keep our fingers crossed that it doesn’t,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are very happy that we have been communicating with the Chinese embassy and they have also advised us to cancel unnecessary travel,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:02:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : “On the issue of equipment, currently foreign currency is a challenge,” External link

zbc Monday, February 3, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Zimbabwe is one of the 19 countries whose TB control campaigns were awarded more than US$25 million through Challenge TB, the new funding mechanism for global TB response launched by the United States Agency for International Development,” External link

herald Monday, February 3, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Our estimated treatment coverage now stands at 83% up from 70% in 2014. TB incidences have climbed down to 210 per 100, 000 population in 2018 from 278 per 100 000 population in 2014," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "To the Challenge TB consortium in Zimbabwe, thank you for the sterling work and a job well done. Dr Zishiri- The Union Country Director who was leading the Challenge TB consortium, you drove the ship well and all your efforts are evident for all to see. All the hard work has left an impression in our quest to end TB by 2035," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo added : "As we draw curtains to the five year journey with Challenge TB, we remain indebted to everyone who had a stake in this story, including our TB patients, who were the very reason for Challenge TB," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Both junior and senior doctors are back at work providing the best of service. They are back in full force. We want to be able to work together as one team. Everyone has a role to play,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “In a few months, we will be receiving medicines that we have bought,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : "I have said to the Health Services Board, since Cabinet and Treasury approved 700 nursing posts, we must give first preference to these nurses who volunteered their services so their list will be given top priority among those who are going to be engaged," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are very grateful that the team from the UAE has come together with some technical partners from Estonia," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:21:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We are very grateful that the team from the UAE has come together with some technical partners from Estonia,” External link

herald Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “As you are aware right now in Zimbabwe, we are looking for medicines so we have a partner here who is going to be providing us with the product, making our warehouse fully-stocked with medicines and making sure all our hospitals have got adequate medicines. This is coming through this exercise organised and finalised by Novartis,” “The medication we ordered is worth US$400 000 and the consignment should arrive soon,” External link

herald Wednesday, January 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Association ) : "We have been informed about Zimbabwe Young Nurses' Association, who have volunteered to work at the hospital during this festive season," "I think it's a good initiative. We are grateful that they came to give assistance because we will always need additional personnel, especially the nurses, because already we are short-staffed. The establishment is low and we want to improve our establishment" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 1, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We select the best available ARV regimens for people living with HIV in Zimbabwe, based on their safety, availability in the global market and cost,” “We have abnormal distribution of fat among people living with HIV as one of the side effects of some ARVs that were used during the earlier years when the ART programme was introduced in Zimbabwe and these medicines that include stophavine and donus were phased out of our national programme some years back and, therefore, we stopped buying these drugs,” External link

newsday Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "I want to applaud the high levels of discipline and loyalty by all your medical teams during their stay in Zimbabwe," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “There is a scarcity of human and material resources within the profession and this is compounded by natural disasters, traffic accidents and poverty among our people. This complicates the role of the nurse as she or he has to perform no matter how difficult the situation is because illness is always there,” “What do we do under such circumstances? The answer is meet these challenges with Jesus’ name without discrimination, this is my appeal to you today” External link

newsday Saturday, December 14, 2019 1:25:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “The work you are about to enter requires you to work hard over unsocial hours and endure a lot of hardships and sacrifices at times. I believe that if you are a nurse worth the name, you will work hard. My appeal today is that you do it in such a way that benefits you and your patient and not you alone,” “Nurses must desist from corruption. Nursing is not a job but a calling for which, you can hardly be paid for what it is worth. It calls for love and sacrifice. Always go back to the definition of nursing when things are not well,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “These complicate the role of the nurse as she/he has to perform no matter how difficult the situation is because illness will always be there. I know you may have a question to say, ‘What do we do under such circumstances?’ The answer is, meet those challenges with Jesus’ name without discrimination,” External link

herald Friday, December 13, 2019 5:40:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "Second line medicines are a challenge because there is a global shortage on some of them. Efforts have been initiated to order from the suppliers that have the stock," External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 9, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “Second line medicines are a challenge because there is a global shortage on some of them. Efforts have been initiated to order from the suppliers that have the stock,” External link

newsday Saturday, December 7, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We want doctors at work. We do not want to see people dying so we are doing everything we can to ensure sanity prevails. Following the lapsing of the moratorium government will go back to the status quo and all doctors not at work will have to follow the Labour Court ruling,” External link

zbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "We are now making sure that each candidate supplies their identity card which indicates the area where they are coming from. We want to be able to do equitable distribution of training posts right through the country," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “We have a contract with our outside partners and that will always happen, like for instance, right now we have the Cuban and Chinese doctors which are on-going contractual government to government arrangements,” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : “They went against the laws of this very August House. So, we cannot say anybody is above the law. There is no one who is above the law especially when it comes to people dying, that is not the way it is done,” “The people who caused the problem are the people who were not at work and the people who had not come to work. These are people especially doctors who live within the hospital grounds. They should have been attending to the patients but they did not attend to the patients” External link

thezimbabwemail Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said : "There are ongoing efforts to normalise the situation. The labour courts ruled the incapacitation by the doctors as unlawful. It went further to order that the doctors go back to their work within two days which if they did not, would allow for disciplinary action. Even after that, Government continued encouraging the doctors to come back to work but they did not. There was no alternative but to start the disciplinary action," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, November 29, 2019 1:35:00 PM EAT

Obadiah Moyo said ( about Services Board ) : "From the information I have from the Health Services Board, those doctors have been charged and will be facing disciplinary action," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT



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chitungwiza general hospital chief executive officer13.04%EN01/08/201408/01/2014
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Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : "Pertaining to disciplinary hearings for striking doctors, the Minister (of Health and Child Care Dr Obadiah Moyo) informed Cabinet that 508 disciplinary cases on doctors that have not been coming to work have so far been heard, out of which 498 doctors were found guilty," External link

allafrica Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Cabinet was informed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, that the strike by medical doctors from public hospitals has now gone beyond 63 days. Medical services at most central hospitals, therefore, remain constrained. The situation is being exacerbated by the City of Harare nurses who have since stopped reporting for duty, citing incapacitation. Disciplinary hearing for the doctors by the Health Service Board commenced on the 1st of November 2019. Of the 80 doctors charged, 77 were found guilty and discharged,” External link

zbc Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:48:00 AM EAT

Monica Mutsvangwa said ( about Obadiah Moyo ) : “Cabinet was informed by the Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr Obadiah Moyo, that the strike by medical doctors from public hospitals has now gone beyond 63 days. Medical services at most central hospitals, therefore, remain constrained. The situation is being exacerbated by the City of Harare nurses who have since stopped reporting for duty, citing incapacitation. Disciplinary hearing for the doctors by the Health Service Board commenced on the 1st of November 2019. Of the 80 doctors charged, 77 were found guilty and discharged,” External link

zbc Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:34:00 AM EAT