Can you be forced to quarantine in a state facility?

There’s a difference between quarantine and isolation — but in both cases, you can’t refuse to comply with the regulations.
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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...

After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

'A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent...

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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

Back to school — again. Can parents decide to keep their children out of...

Learning continues under lockdown level 3 as the South African school year resumes, again. These department of basic education directives tell...

The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

Thousands of South Africans may already be mourning the loss of their loved ones as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Here’s...

These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

For patients who are very ill with COVID-19, 10 days of treatment with anti-inflammatories can work wonders, but the opposite is...

Beaches, bars and gyms are back: What you can and can’t do under level...

The curfew stays, you'll have to wear a mask to the gym and you can only order alcohol until 10pm. But...
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Wanderlust during the pandemic: Should you swim in a hotel’s pool?

A lot has changed for restaurants — from how they lay out their seating to the way they wash their...

No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings
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Level 3 lockdown: You can buy booze again, but there’s a catch. Read the...

Resource details: Publication title: Determination of alert levels / hotspots and amendment of regulations issued in terms of section...
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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...
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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:...

What does COVID-19 mean for people with HIV and TB? Check out the data

Plus, why new, simpler TB prevention medication couldn't come at a better time for South Africa. Check out these resources from...

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...
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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