General resources

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 DurbanResource details:Publication: Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus...

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

A resource summary of the updated COVID-19 testing and management guidelines from South Africa's National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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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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.

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

Read the modelling studies released by South African academics that predict the impact of COVID-19 on the country.

‘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.

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.
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COVID-19 cases from Wuhan: What the early data tell us

COVID-19 research study: Chronicling the first cases of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. A summary of key findings.
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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.

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

Crises such as the coronavirus pandemic increase the violence women and children face. This Center for Global Development helps us understand why.
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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.
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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.
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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: COVID-19: How to include marginalised and...
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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.
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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.