‘Hard lockdown is no longer sustainable in its current form’ — Mkhize

Take a look at what Health Minister Zweli Mkhize presented to the National Command Council.
Coronavirus testing

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.

How epidemics like COVID-19 increase violence against women and children

When crises hit, gender-roles can not only influence who gets care and when, but also who bears the brunt of violence during...
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World Health Organisation guidelines for managing and treating latent TB

A consolidated look at the World Health Organisation’s latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) guidelines.

How researchers found that a cheap steroid can reduce COVID-19 death rates

The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by...
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COVID-19 cases from Wuhan: What the early data tell us

Ever wonder why people say that 80% of COVID-19 cases are expected to be mild or moderate? Take a look at the...

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...
Chair of South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Group on COVID-19.

Coronavirus in South Africa: What happens after lockdown ends?

South Africa may have flattened the curve, but find out why it’s unlikely the country will escape deaths. Find out what it’s...
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Communicating risk and engaging vulnerable communities in the time of the coronavirus

A reference tool for communicators and organisers to better engage vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Publication title:...

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.

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

What students and staff can expect as South Africa’s higher education institutions reopen their lecture venues and campuses.

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:

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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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...

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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Coronavirus testing criteria: A quick reference for South African healthcare workers

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