Lockdown cheat sheet: Adjusted level 4 extended until 25 July

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Gauteng is closed for the next two weeks. Gym sessions are over for now, as are alcohol sales and visits with your friends and family at home.

Nearing the second peak under lockdown Level 3: Here are the rules

Following the festive season, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new measures to deal with the rising number of coronavirus infections. Find out the latest developments in South Africa’s planned response to the epidemic.
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Heading off-track: How COVID-19 could further derail countries from ending Aids by 2030

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Global efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic were already falling short, with many countries not on track to meet the goal of ending Aids by 2030. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic threatens to further derail this, with funding and resources being diverted away from HIV. Find out more about how there needs to be a more concerted effort to direct funding to programmes for key populations.

SA’s lockdown liquor ban: All the spats and stats

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Take a look back at all our reporting on the alcohol ban, whether it helped, and why it was necessary  South Africa banned the sale...

COVID lessons for South Africa’s National Health Insurance

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What implementation lessons can we transfer from the country’s COVID vaccine roll-out to universal access to healthcare? We put these questions to our panel...
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

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Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic. Resource details: Publication title: COVID-19 Environmental Health GuidelinesAuthor(s): Department of HealthPublication date: 16 March...

Updated: Pregnant and breastfeeding women will soon be included in the Sisonke J&J trial

The Sisonke trial, that was paused earlier this month because of the US government's regulator the Food and Drug Administration's , investigation into rare blood clotting disorders associated with the Johnson & Johnson jab, will resume on Wednesday, April 28th.
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Wanderlust during the pandemic: Should you swim in a hotel’s pool?

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

What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers

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South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral distress of working...

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...
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

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South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home. And, the latest to-do list for sports bodies. Resource...

Explained: This is how advances in HIV medicines helped turn the tide on a...

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to services for HIV prevention and treatment — but before that great progress had been made in these areas. An ever-expanding toolkit of new interventions and medications has helped turn what was once a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. Find out more.

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):...
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The World Health Organisation’s Solidarity trial testing possible COVID-19 treatments

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A closer look at the study set to take place in multiple countries, including South Africa. More than 70 countries have already confirmed they...

Adjusted level 3 lockdown: Six things you can or can’t do

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Lockdown regulations have been eased, and you can now buy booze again and go to restaurants, but not wearing a mask remains a criminal offence and the 10pm to 4am curfew remains in place

‘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. Resource details: Publication Title: Presentation to the National Command Council: Easing...