The Solidarity Fund is set to purchase critical medical equipment worth R405 million – including hospital beds, ventilators and high-flow oxygen devices – for Gauteng, the Western Cape and Eastern Cape. In a statement on Friday, Solidarity Fund spokesperson Viwe Tlaleane said the fund would purchase medical equipment for Gauteng[…]
Police in India’s capital has broken up the longest-running protest against a new citizenship law, citing a ban on public gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of people, many of them women, have been staging a sit-in protest since early December on a street in the Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood,[…]
THE CORONA VIRUS AND OUR RELIGIOUS OBLIGATIONS The outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, and the preventative measures adopted by our government as announced in the President’s speech on 15/03/2020, have necessitated that the manner in which Muslims conduct their religious obligations align with the universal imperative of containing the[…]
National carrier South African Airways said on Thursday its operational health and safety procedures were in line with the World Health Organisation’s protocols to protect its passengers and crew from contracting Covid-19. On Wednesday WHO declared the coronavirus disease a pandemic as it continues to spread around the world after[…]
As the global death toll and range of the corona virus continues to increase, so does it’s media coverage. However, the facts and figures are being disseminated through social media with accompanying ‘add-ons’ that have created unwarranted panic in some regions. South Africa is among these regions where misconceptions have[…]
South African Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said all three patients who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus are in isolation. In a statement on Sunday, Mkhize clarified that all those who were in direct contact with the first man to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Kwa Zulu Natal on[…]
Taiwan’s government said on Sunday that an elderly Taiwanese woman who was part of a tour group in Egypt was likely infected with the COVID-19 virus while there last month and unlikely the source of infection of 12 Egyptian crew on a Nile cruise. Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed said[…]
South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the first positive case of the coronavirus in the country. The rapid spread of the influenza-like virus has caused people around the globe to avoid crowded spaces, unnecessary travel and to ensure precautionary measures are taken to keep hygiene in check. However,[…]
Governments around the world are scrambling to contain the spread of COVID-19, which is growing globally even as transmission in China, where the virus originated at the end of last year, continues to show signs of slowing. There are more than 93,000 cases around the world – the overwhelming majority[…]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the world was in “uncharted territory” as the number of people infected with the new coronavirus went past 89,000. The US reported six deaths from the coronavirus, as the outbreak that started in China continues to spread to new countries around the world and[…]
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