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South Africa prepares for a 21 day lockdown

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON ESCALATION OF MEASURES TO COMBAT COVID-19 EPIDEMIC UNION BUILDINGS, TSHWANE 23 MARCH 2020 My fellow South Africans, It is a week since we declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster and announced a package of extraordinary measures to combat this grave public health emergency.[…]

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Covid-19 impact on small business is ‘devastating’

The reality of Covid-19 on South Africa’s weak economy is devastating. So says Abdul Aziz Davids, head of research at Kagiso Asset Management, commenting on the financial pinch being felt on small and medium businesses in the wake of the coronavirus. Currently, South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of Covid-19[…]

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Patients explain concerns around Covid-19 screening

At the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak Wuhan, China the pandemic Covid-19 is slowing down but in South Africa, it has started gaining momentum. Today, the health department announced that there were 150 cases of Covid-19 nationally, since the first diagnosis under two weeks ago. As the virus picks up[…]

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