SAMA calls for tighter lockdown ahead of third wave

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called on government to enforce stricter lockdown measures – saying some members of the public are not adhering to Covid19 health protocols. South Africa is operating under lockdown level two – amid the third wave of the coronavirus in parts of the country.[…]

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Tighter COVID curbs stir unrest in parts of Latin America

People are protesting in some Latin American countries, unhappy because of tighter coronavirus restrictions imposed to fight a surge in infections. Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez asked all cabinet ministers to resign on Saturday, following riots at a demonstration against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Benitez was responding[…]

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MPlain CAN empowering residents ‘one garden at a time’

Laughter echoed from the garage of a Tafelsig home in Mitchells Plain on Friday morning, where an exciting initiative was announced to create a sustainable local food project. In commemoration of World Food Day on 16 October, a collaboration between Tafelsig Mitchells Plain Community Action Network (CAN), Organic Earth Solutions[…]

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Government publishes new lockdown directives

A number of new directives have been published to update South Africa’s lockdown rules. These include the re-opening of old age homes as well as pre-schools. The country is waiting in anticipation to hear whether President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce the move down to lockdown level 1 later this week,[…]

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National State of Disaster extended until October

The National State of Disaster has been extended until October 15. The decision was made by Cabinet on Thursday, September 10. The decision to extend was made to allow for the management of the spread of COVID-19 to continue. “Cabinet welcomes the drop in the number of new confirmed COVID-19[…]

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