COVID-19:Denel among SOEs lending expertise towards SA production of ventilators
Denel has responded to a call from the Department of Public Enterprises to drive the ventilator project, in preparation for a possible surge in the number of hospitalised patients requiring this specialised piece of equipment.
Tygerberg Hospital gets new COVID-19 screening and triage centre
Head of General Internal Medicine Dr Neshaad Schrueder said they'd had a lot of people presenting at the facility for COVID-19 testing and needed to control the situation in a safer manner.
CoCT wants further clarity from govt on lockdown regulations
Mayco Member JP Smith said that the city's Public Emergency Communication Centre this past week received large volumes of calls from residents complaining about people not complying with the lockdown regulations.
Second COVID-19 infection confirmed in Khayelitsha
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde revealed this during a briefing. There were now 393 infections in the province.
SA in for terrible crisis if COVID-19 trajectory follows Italy, warns doctor
Dr Naeem Vallee said that if people did not adhere to regulations implemented to flatten the curve, it would have disastrous consequences for the country.
South Africans stranded abroad hoping govt can assist them to return home soon
As a result of coronavirus interventions, more than 1,470 citizens are stranded overseas and looking for government’s assistance to return.
COVID-19: S. Africans stuck abroad speak out
According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, more than 1,470 South Africans are stuck in a number of countries as a result of coronavirus regulations.
SA duo stranded at Malaysian airport hoping for assistance to return home
Capetonian Allan Huysamen and Allister Nunn from Johannesburg met when they faced an unexpectedly closed boarding gate at Kuala Lumpur International Airport when Malaysia went into lockdown to stop COVID-19 from spreading.
CSIR, govt team up to track geographical spread of COVID-19 in SA
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Department of Science and Innovation will streamline the data.
Netcare to treat state patients diagnosed with COVID-19 at its facilities
Netcare Group CEO, Dr Richard Friedland, said they were committed to assisting government in containing the spread of the pandemic.
Ramaphosa: COVID-19 screening drive will be intensive & far-reaching
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a major new screening and testing initiative aimed at helping fight COVID-19.
Bosch develops rapid test for COVID-19
The device has the World Health Organisation's stamp of approval and can diagnose ten different respiratory pathogens.
Researchers warn 1 million people could contract COVID-19 in 40 days in SA
They're warning government needs to intervene to prevent the country reaching a tipping point of 100 locally acquired cases of the coronavirus.
N.Cape gov't ramps up efforts to detect & treat possible coronavirus cases
South Africa had 240 confirmed coronavirus cases by 21 March, with the Northern Cape and North West being the only two provinces with no infections to date.
The elderly & disabled to get social grants earlier than usual to limit crowds
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has moved the collection date forward to 30th and 31st March for senior citizens and people with physical challenges.
Coronavirus restrictions squeeze Cape Town's informal traders
The City of Cape Town this week rolled out precautionary measures for the sector in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus.
EC Premier Mabuyane confident province can handle COVID-19 cases
While the national number of infections stands at 202, the Northern Cape, the North West and the Eastern Cape have so far been spared.
How to safeguard your mental health amid the coronavirus outbreak
Head of Therapeutic Services at Akeso Mental Health Facilities, Sandy Lewis, advises people to turn their minds to confronting their immediate challenges.