Tuesday, September 29, 2020

How Well Has South Africa Done at Reducing COVID Deaths?

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, how well has South Africa done at limiting infections, and how big a deal is the pandemic anyway?...
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French COVID Donation Arrives In South Africa

A COVID donation of medical material and personal protection equipment from the French government arrived in South Africa today. The donation consists of single-channel infusion...
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South Africa Gets COVID Handouts from the World

An increasing trend recently has been the sight of South Africa receiving aid and services from other countries, most of it free, but at...
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South Africa’s State of Disaster Extended to 15 September 2020

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - has today signed an extension to the already extended National State of...
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Western Cape Marks COVID Success with Closure of CTICC Hospital

As the number of positive cases of COVID in the Western Cape continue to decline - faster than in the rest of the country...
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Provinces May Have Reached Peak Says SA Medical Research Council

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) says there are hopeful signs that the Coronavirus pandemic may have reached its peak in all the...
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Minister Motshekga Dismisses COVID-19 Tender Procurement Allegations

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has dismissed allegations that her family is involved in COVID-19 tender procurement. False news has been making the rounds on...
From left to right: Dr. Keith Cloete, Head of the Western Cape Health Department, Dr Eric Goemaere of MSF, and Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape, during a press briefing on the closure of the field hospital in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Success! Temporary Cape Town Hospital Closes

241 patients came through its doors. But now the temporary Covid-19 field hospital in Khayelitsha will close. It is yet another sign that the...
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A COVID-19 Vaccine Needs The Public’s Trust – And It’s Risky...

Russia’s announcement that a fast-tracked COVID-19 vaccine is registered there, with plans for quick distribution in the general population this fall, is being condemned...
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Gauteng Covid-19 Agreement with Private Hospitals Welcomed

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it welcomes the Gauteng Health Department’s arrangement with private hospitals to take public patients with Covid-19 if required. "This is...