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New virus, old wounds: Frontline COVID-19 workers demand better pay

Would you risk your life for R 3 500? These community health workers have been doing just that for years. ...

Doctors warned against prescribing unproven medication for COVID-19

It’s available and it’s affordable. But science still doesn’t know enough to back the antimalarial drug chloroquine for widespread use against...

Pandemic politics: Community health workers gear up to fight COVID-19 with little protection,...

Around the world, SARS-CoV-2 has stopped everyday life dead in its tracks. The virus has also scratched open old wounds between...
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

Author(s): Department of Health Publication date: 16 March 2020 What: These are guidelines...
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Will COVID-19 make people with HIV sicker than others?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgpl3wOTKns As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise in South Africa, we look at what this could...

WATCH NOW: National COVID-19 taskforce briefs nation on status of the coronavirus lockdown

As day one of the country's 21-day lockdown draws to a close, ministers are expected to outline the state of the...

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop the spread of COVID-19...

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers...

World TB Day: Why SA’s strides against TB can pay off in the fight...

This World TB Day, celebrations are going virtual. But South Africa has reason to celebrate its gains — and...

Calling all GPs – here’s how to prep your practice for COVID-19

Simple steps you can take to protect your practice and your patients from the coronavirus, from an expert at the National...
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South Africa confirms almost 1400 coronavirus cases as country launches mobile testing

As South Africa's coronavirus lockdown enters its second week, the country will start testing for the new virus in communities. The...
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Four reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s coronavirus testing plan

In a grim news cycle, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s announcement yesterday that the country is evaluating rapid tests for the new...

Access to information during South Africa’s lockdown

Publication title: Electronic communications, postal and broadcasting directions/regulations Author(s): Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Publication...
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Border walls don’t stop viruses. But this might

Both the United States and South Africa have punted increased border security as a way to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Here's...
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Coronavirus cases top 1 300 as country heads towards massive screening campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Monday, 30 March 2020, address the nation on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the...

South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

Author(s): National Institute for Communicable Diseases (David Anderson, Lucille Blumberg, Cheryl Cohen, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha, Shaheen Mehtar, Natalie Mayet, Jeremy Nel).
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

South Africa’s efforts to stymie the spread of the new coronavirus continue with new regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...