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 approaching 300 000 COVID19 cases

The Health Department has announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 298,292, an increase 10,496 from the previous day. The number of deaths has also increased by 174 bringing the total to 4,346 Gauteng has the most infections with 107,070 followed by Western Cape[…]

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SA records 2 more deaths as cases rise to 1 655

Two more people have died due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday. The number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa have also increased by 70 cases to 1 655, Mkhize said. The first deceased patient[…]

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Over-emphasis on assessments: SADTU

The implementation of Annual National Assessments (ANA) does not assist schools or the education system, the South African Democratic Teachers` Union (Sadtu) said on Sunday. “The purpose of tests and assessments are to secure customised interventions as identified,” the union said in a statement. “We cannot have a common tool[…]

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SA man admitted to hospital for Ebola tests

A 37-year-old South African man, working as health and safety officer in a mining operation in Liberia, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, the department of health said. Spokesman Joe Maila said the man arrived in the country on August 6. “He was scanned as normal routine in accordance with[…]

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