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Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

By the end of April, South Africa has to test twelve times more people per day than it currently does. That’s why we’re looking at introducing rapid antibody tests.

ICYMI: More than 1,5 million workers to return to work from 1 May

That includes legal and acconting services, manufacturing, and retail, minister of trade and industry Ebrahim Patel explained. Watch the full briefing...
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Ramaphosa: COVID-19 lockdown regulations to ease on 1 May but it’s not business as...

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses the nation on the measures to be taken to re-open the country and move beyond the nation-wide lockdown.
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Former Tshwane DA councillor’s damning COVID-19 voice note: ‘Don’t get mad at me when...

Former ward counsillor Shaun Wilkinson has told residents to stop handing out food to the homeless after he mistakenly blamed the death of a child from diarrheal disease on a man searching for food in a bin. Experts say Wilkinson’s comments are abhorrent and demonstrate dangerously little knowledge of how disease actually spreads.
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ICYMI: President Ramaphosa announces social, economic relief measures during COVID-19 outbreak

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to highlight economic and social relief measures for people in South Africa amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Wheelchairs of thunder: Races with a difference

Every year the folks over at Madwaleni Hospital host The Rolling Hills Races for people living with disabilities.
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Should doctors prescribe chloroquine to COVID-19 patients?

With information about the new coronavirus spreading faster than the virus itself, you may be hearing a lot about chloroquine as a treatment. We give you the facts.

The COVID-19 lockdown has bought South Africa time, but the country is unlikely to...

Scientists say it's likely that South Africa's decision to embark on a national lockdown early in its Covid-19 outbreak turned...
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Six COVID-19 myths debunked

With misinformation about the new coronavirus spreading like wildfire, we separate fact from fiction so you can stay informed.
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New lockdown laws: Informal food traders will open, COVID-19 close contacts traced with cellphones

Plus, if you're going to a funeral, you can move between provinces with your close family members. No, you still...
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South Africa confirms almost 1 400 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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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...
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Will COVID-19 make people with HIV sicker than others?

As the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 continue to rise in South Africa, we look at what this could mean for those with HIV.

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...
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‘Do not violate the rights of our people’: Ramaphosa tells army ahead of lockdown

At midnight tonight, South Africa will become the latest country across the world to institute a national lockdown to control the...
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Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find...