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

South Africa’s level 2 regulations easing the country’s nationwide lockdown. Find out what has changed and what hasn’t in these updated laws.

From the frontlines: Which type of health worker is most likely to get COVID-19?

Despite being among those at highest risk of contracting the new coronavirus, information about infections among healthcare workers in South Africa has been scarce. But Health Minister Zweli Mkhize recently released new numbers detailing how the outbreak has impacted health workers across the country.
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Who’s new on SA’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee?

A summary of the terms of reference shaping the scope and limitations of South Africa’s COVID-19 brain trust - the men and women advising the Minister of Health on the country’s COVID-19 response.
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Level 3 lockdown: You can buy booze again, but there’s a catch. Read the...

On 1 June, South Africa will move to a level three COVID-19 lockdown. What does it mean for you? Read the regulations.
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These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

The World Health Organization has approved the use of corticosteroids in patients with severe and critical cases of COVID-19. Read the WHO guidelines.

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.

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 findings that the widely-used birth control injection does not increase a woman's risk of HIV.
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

To curb the spread of the new coronavirus, South Africa instated a national lockdown. What do CoGTA’s amended regulations mean for you?
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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).Publication date: 27 MarchWhat:These are...

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 one fifth.

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

Take a look at South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize's presentation to the national coronavirus command council about easing the national lockdown.
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The World Health Organisation’s Solidarity trial testing possible COVID-19 treatments

The World Health Organisation has launched an international study, known as the Solidarity trial, to test possible treatments for COVID-19.
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 doing to prepare.

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 helps medical aid schemes’ financial risks in the face of mounting coronavirus claims.

Life under Level 1: Here’s what international travel looks like

South Africa has partially re-opened its borders, as it moves to the lowest alert level of the national lockdown. Although international flights are now back on the table, there are going to be some changes. Here’s what you need to know before getting to the airport.
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

With these department of sports, arts and culture directives South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home.