COVID19

WCape Muslim burials not affected by strike

The Western Cape Muslim Undertakers Forum will not partake in the nationwide three-day strike announced by the funeral sector. More than 3000 funeral industry employees are expected to down tools and have vowed not to collect corpses after the government failed to respond to their demands. Amongst the grievances are[…]

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No correlation between allergy symptoms and COVID-19: expert

Spring has sprung and brought along its myriad of colourful flowers and mesmerising beauty. But, despite the charming atmosphere, many allergy sufferers are doing just that… suffering. The impending possibility of catching Covid-19 has doubled concerns in September 2020. Research indicates that while symptoms may be relatively mild, conditions need[…]

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New COVID-19 post-death testing explained

In line with a directive issued by the World Health Organisation, the Western Cape Department of Health has announced that all sudden deaths or those which occur at home will need to be tested for Covid-19. “Mortality due to Covid-19 is an important population-based measure of the pandemic. When testing[…]

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SA coronavirus death toll now at 6 655

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Saturday said there had been 312 new deaths related to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 6 655. The minister also announced 12 204 new infections of Covid-19, which brings the total of confirmed cases to 434 200. Of[…]

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“Gentle easing of pressure” on hospitals in the WCape

The Western Cape Department of Health says early indications are that pressure is easing on hospitals in the province. During a digital media briefing today, officials said they are noticing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths, which is less than what was projected by epidemiologists. According to the National[…]

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