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Expect COVID-19 outbreaks after the end of lockdown

It’s a new normal, warn South Africa’s leading coronavirus scientists. And schools and workplaces won’t be exempt from seeing sporadic outbreaks of the new coronavirus, they say.

[ICYMI] Campuses remain closed, grades 7 and 12 back to school on 1 June

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga and Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande give an update on how and when schools will start reopening.
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[WATCH] Expect COVID-19 outbreaks after lockdown ends. But here’s why you shouldn’t panic

Scientists Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim are helping guide South Africa's response to the coronavirus outbreak. Find out what they think is in store for the country in our first webinar with our executive director Mia Malan.

Africa’s COVID-19 coronavirus research must be tailored to its realities – by its own...

Trust is essential in the pandemic and scientists here can set the priorities that make the most sense for our people.COMMENTResearch to find a...

Are you a COVID-19 health worker? We’d like to tell your story

Whether you work in a hospital in the epicentre of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak in Cape Town or a clinic in the rural Eastern...
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[WATCH] Mkhize: Incoming Cuban doctors should not be seen as a threat to anyone’s...

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discusses the next phase of the country's response to COVID-19, including the lockdown and technical assistance from Cuba in the form of more than 150 health experts and doctors. Plus, health MECs update the country on the state of provincial responses in this briefing.
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Could South Africa’s lockdown ‘experiment’ help chart a path to a more sober and...

Researchers will need to carefully untangle cause and effect when it comes to learning what lockdown and a moratorium on alcohol sales have meant for the country – and our collective future.

[WATCH] Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

By the end of April, South Africa has to test twelve times more people per day than it currently does. That’s why we’re looking at introducing rapid antibody tests.

From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...

Why the design of COVID-19 field hospitals today could shape the hospital designs of tomorrow. We look at these pop-up solutions from Chicago to Tel Aviv.

[ICYMI] Higher Education Minister on how South Africans are coping with COVID-19 lockdown

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will release the outcome of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) second part of the public perception survey on the impact of the coronavirus on South Africans.

[ICYMI] More than 1.5-million workers to return to work from 1 May

That includes legal and accounting services, manufacturing, and retail, minister of trade and industry Ebrahim Patel explained. Watch the full briefing below.
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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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HPCSA: No plans to include foreign-trained healthcare workers in COVID-19 response

Fast-tracking unregistered healthcare workers into the system isn’t without its risks, but it’s not without its solutions either, say foreign-trained doctors.
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[ICYMI] Ramaphosa: COVID-19 lockdown regulations to ease on 1 May but it’s not business...

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses the nation on the measures to be taken to re-open the country and move beyond the nation-wide lockdown.

The lockdown women planning their escape from abusive homes

Cases of domestic violence tick up while shelters lose their income and scramble to get ready for the silent, second crisis of gender-based violence that research suggests will follow the coronavirus pandemic.

[WATCH] Former Tshwane DA councillor’s damning COVID-19 voice note: ‘Don’t get mad at me...

Former ward counsillor Shaun Wilkinson has told residents to stop handing out food to the homeless after he mistakenly blamed the death of a child from diarrheal disease on a man searching for food in a bin. Experts say Wilkinson’s comments are abhorrent and demonstrate dangerously little knowledge of how disease actually spreads.