The only additional restriction that will be of any real significance and would have an impact on the resurging COVID-19 infection rate is a ban on mass gatherings.” This was the word from professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Shabir Madhi, after South Africa’s health ministry[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has risen by 301, taking the total past the 10 000 mark, according to Saturday’s update from Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The death toll now sits at 10 210, while the cumulative number of cases is now at 553 188. The latest recorded deaths[…]
Gauteng has prepared sites for potential mass burials as the province surpasses the Western Cape as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Provincial Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku and officials from the forensic pathology services visited the area reserved for COVID-19 burials in Tshwane on Wednesday. During[…]
The Western and Eastern Cape account for 78% of the country’s confirmed coronavirus cases, with the Eastern Cape showing the “same pattern that drove up the outbreak” in the Western Cape, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday. More than 1 700 new cases have seen the number of coronavirus[…]
Premier Foods has reassured consumers that it has taken extensive precautionary measures against COVID-19 since 40 positive cases were reported at the start of lockdown at the Blue Ribbon bakery in Salt River. Calls are mounting from trade unions for the factory to be closed, amid concern that the numbers[…]
Health officials are warning unsuspecting residents of criminals posing as health workers conducting Co-Vid 19 tests. It comes after several Cape Town residents took to social media, to describe how they were duped into opening the doors to their homes and robbed of their valuables. Panic has set in the[…]
The Department of Health will investigate allegations that women living with HIV were coerced to undergo involuntary sterilisation. Last month, the Commission for Gender Equality released a report on the practice after an investigation that was prompted by a complaint it received in 2015. The commission had sampled 15 hospitals[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mhize has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in South Africa. The patient is said to be a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and who arrived back in South Africa on 1st March.[…]
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