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Will it be enough? Inside South Africa’s plan to ramp up coronavirus testing

The NHLS has only managed to do about 6 000 tests since the first case of the new coronavirus was reported...
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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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South Africa confirms almost 1400 coronavirus cases as country launches mobile testing

As South Africa's coronavirus lockdown enters its second week, the country will start testing for the new virus in communities. The...
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Four reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s coronavirus testing plan

In a grim news cycle, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s announcement yesterday that the country is evaluating rapid tests for the new...

Access to information during South Africa’s lockdown

Publication title: Electronic communications, postal and broadcasting directions/regulations Author(s): Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Publication...
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic. Resource details: Publication title:...

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).
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

South Africa’s efforts to stymie the spread of the new coronavirus continue with new regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop the spread of COVID-19...

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers...
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South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak: How it spreads and what to do about it

More than 100 cases of the new virus have been reported in South Africa. Find out what you can expect — and how to protect you and your family.

Will South Africa maintain its role as top funder of health research and development?

South Africa continues to make the list of top funders globally of research and development for neglected diseases, including HIV and...
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No water, no room: Containing an outbreak in South Africa

Almost half of South Africans don’t have running water in their homes. Here’s why it’s time to ask them how to control...
Fikile Mbalula GCIS

‘No more parties, no more night clubs & no more taverns:’ Mbalula tells South...

Ministries including transportation public enterprises and home affairs provide details on the country's newly announced international travel ban. South Africans have...

Five ways the new coronavirus outbreak will change South Africa

From how and when you ride to what you imbibe: Take a quick look at the far-reaching powers of the state...
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WATCH: Ministers brief public on South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak response

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a "national state of disaster" after an outbreak of the new coronavirus. Today, ministers are...
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South Africans arrive from Wuhan. Here’s why they’re unlikely to test positive for the...

Despite fear-mongering by some and threats that their arrival will be met with protests, the cluster is unlikely to introduce new...