What’s unique about the body’s response to the 501Y.V2 variant? Find out

New research shows that protection against the 501Y.V2 variant could also extend to other variants — including the original virus circulating the country and the variant first identified in Brazil. Understanding the immune response to the new form of the virus in South Africa can help shape how vaccines are designed for more long-lasting and wider protection.
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic. Resource details: Publication title:...

SA’s lockdown liquor ban: All the spats and stats

Take a look back at all our reporting on the alcohol ban, whether it helped, and why it was necessary 

How to be a health reporter: Asking the right questions of research

Battling to understand how studies are designed and when they’re good enough to use in your reporting? This webinar by Cochrane...
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Updated Coronavirus testing guide: A quick reference for South African healthcare workers

An updated version of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases’  reference guide for health workers testing for the new coronavirus.

No cloth mask, no entry: Rules for restaurants, hotels and casinos under level 3...

Here’s how tourism services can reopen while protecting their employees and patrons from the coronavirus.

What kinds of clothes can you buy in-store under level four lockdown?

Keeping covered up under lockdown. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s regulations on in-store clothes sales. Resource details:

What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers

South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral...

Overseas trips & a midnight curfew: This is life in lockdown level 1

You can hang out with your friends for two hours longer but night clubs are still off limits. Here’s what else...
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The World Health Organisation’s Solidarity trial testing possible COVID-19 treatments

A closer look at the study set to take place in multiple countries, including South Africa. More than 70 countries have already...

Read South Africa’s national, provincial COVID-19 projections in full

Go behind the headlines and take a look at the projections in detail in these newly released reports.

COVID-19 casualties: Why medical aids are keen on saving South Africa’s failing medical practices

A new proposal guarantees private doctors at least 70% of what they made before the pandemic hit — but it also...
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home. And, the latest to-do list for...

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

Resource details: Publication title: Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease (Version 4) Author(s): National...

Full report: How 135 people at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban got COVID-19

The report outlines in detail how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, spread through Netcare's 149-bed facility in Durban
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Did COVID-19 help Big Business punt harmful products?

Clever marketing by industries promoting unhealthy products during the pandemic could have negative outcomes for public health, a new report argues