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...

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like.

Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to...

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...

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried.

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

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...
alcohol

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...

What South Africa’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee did and didn’t advise on

Plus, find out what powers the expert group has. Resource details: Publication: Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC)...

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.

‘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.

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:
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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...
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...

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...
Microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19

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...