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Seizures of illicit chloroquine skyrocket during COVID-19 outbreak — Interpol

With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’.
Spanish farm workers

Farmworkers: No gloves, no masks, no water

The Collective of African Workers, a grassroots organisation campaigning for an end to the shanty towns in one of Spain's most...
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Expect COVID-19 outbreaks after the end of lockdown

It’s a new normal, warn South Africa’s leading coronavirus scientists. And schools and workplaces won’t be exempt from seeing sporadic outbreaks...

Africa’s COVID-19 coronavirus research must be tailored to its realities – by its own...

Trust is essential in the pandemic and scientists here can set the priorities that make the most sense for our people.

Are you a COVID-19 health worker? We’d like to tell your story

Whether you work in a hospital in the epicentre of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak in Cape Town or a clinic in...
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Could South Africa’s lockdown ‘experiment’ help chart a path to a more sober and...

Researchers will need to carefully untangle cause and effect when it comes to learning what lockdown and a moratorium on alcohol...
hospital

From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...

South Africa is scrambling to set up field hospitals in places such as the Nasrec Expo and Durban International Convention centres...
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HPCSA: No plans to include foreign-trained healthcare workers in COVID-19 response

Fast-tracking unregistered healthcare workers into the system isn’t without its risks, but it’s not without its solutions either, say foreign-trained doctors....
Cyril Ramaphosa lockdown coronavirus

Ramaphosa: COVID-19 lockdown regulations to ease on 1 May but it’s not business as...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwFinsLZMQI “This crisis will not last forever, and the day will come when these measures are no longer needed” - Cyril...

The lockdown women planning their escape from abusive homes

Cases of domestic violence tick up while shelters lose their income and scramble to get ready for the silent, second crisis...
Cyril Ramaphosa

ICYMI: President Ramaphosa announces social, economic relief measures during COVID-19 outbreak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYhn8gVsjRQ President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to highlight economic and social relief measures for people in South Africa amid the COVID-19...
Emma Theofelus

At 23, she is one of Africa’s youngest ministers. The COVID-19 outbreak has been...

Emma Theofelus was appointed Namibia’s information, communication and technology deputy minister a week after the novel coronavirus hit the country's shores:...

Party’s over: Ramaphosa rejects demands to lift alcohol ban

The liquor ban may have contributed to nearly a 60% drop in trauma admissions, according to new research seen by Bhekisisa...
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Will Ramaphosa announce an end to South Africa’s national alcohol ban today?

South Africa loses about 170 citizens to alcohol-related deaths each day, research shows. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)
IntuBox Coronavirus

Four times healthcare workers came up with creative solutions to coronavirus problems

Doctors and nurses around the world aren’t just pulling long hours on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak, they’re teaming up...

‘Everyone should wear a cloth mask.’ But do they work?

Guidelines around the world are changing to recommend the use of masks. But you still shouldn’t be buying medical masks -...