The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

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

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

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Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings Resource details: Publication title: Directions on...

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. Resource details: Publication title: Guidelines for...

COVID-19 casualties: Why medical aids are keen on saving South Africa’s failing medical practices

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A new proposal guarantees private doctors at least 70% of what they made before the pandemic hit — but it also helps medical aid...

No cloth mask, no entry: Rules for restaurants, hotels and casinos under level 3...

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Here’s how tourism services can reopen while protecting their employees and patrons from the coronavirus. Resource details: Publication title: Directions to address, prevent and combat the...

Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

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Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an...

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

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The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth. Resource details: Publication...

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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What students and staff can expect as South Africa’s higher education institutions reopen their lecture venues and campuses. Resource details: Publication title: Directions: Criteria to...

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

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

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 our latest webinar. Resource...

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

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The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried. Resource details: Publication title: Amended health directions Author(s):...

Full report: How 135 people at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban got COVID-19

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The report outlines in detail how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, spread through Netcare's 149-bed facility in Durban Resource details: Publication: Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus...

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

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Resource details: Publication title: Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease (Version 4) Author(s): National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases. Publication date:...
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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 27(2) Author(s): Department of Cooperative Governance and...

Who’s new on SA’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee?

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Plus, find out what powers the expert group has. Update : On 28 September Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced changes to the members of the...

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. Publication Titles: Estimating cases for COVID-19 in...