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Mobile Covid-19 Testing Units Rolled out in SA

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has launched 67 mobile sampling and testing units, which will be deployed nationwide to scale up the country’s capacity to test citizens for Covid-19. The National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) added 60 new units to its fleet of seven to ramp up its testing capacity. These will be deployed to smaller […]

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Governments Around the Globe Rush to Flatten the Curve

The novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – has killed thousands of people around the world since it first emerged in China last December. It has compelled many governments to lock down their populations to a degree unimaginable until recently. It will probably cause the most brutal recession in living memory. Statistical data obtained from the Economist (2020) […]

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Italians Provide a Glimpse into our Future

A collective of artists in Milan called A THING BY posted a video to their YouTube channel featuring Italians speaking to their past selves about the coronavirus, and what they wish they’d known 10 days ago.

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Covid-19 in Africa: fewer cases so far, but more preparation needed

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world completely by surprise, with governments across the globe scrambling to contain the spread of the virus. Whilst hopes for a vaccine in the immediate short-term are faint, advances in medical technology have enabled us to develop an understanding of […]

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National Disaster Declared in South Africa over COVID-19 Spread

Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the coronavirus pandemic a national disaster, and has introduced a host of interventions to curb the spread of the disease in South Africa, including school and port of entry closures, as well as imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from countries with the highest rates of infection. The […]

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