Scientists punt sewage water testing as best way to track COVID-19
Experts at the University of the Free State’s Centre for Environmental Management believe that sewage surveillance would be the easiest and more cost-effective way of tracking infections than mass testing.
Clinical trials for local COVID-19 breath test set to commence soon
The ability to rapidly test for COVID-19 is becoming more important as the world grapples with increasing shortages in laboratory test kits.
Cuban health workers receiving training on WC’s health system today
The group of 28 healthcare workers will be deployed to two field hospitals. The province is in the process of completing the facilities that will be used to treat patients.
Africa records over 100k COVID-19 infections and over 3k deaths
Officials said case numbers have not grown at the same exponential rate as in other regions and the continent has not experienced the high mortality rate.
SA’s COVID-19 related deaths now at 407, of those 261 are in the Western Cape
The Western Cape still has the highest number of COVID-19 infection in the country, with 13,826 cases.
COVID-19: ANC WC calls for protection of essential workers after 2 officers die
Provincial party leaders responded to the deaths of two police officers in Khayelitsha and Gugulethu who died as a result of the coronavirus this week.
Probe under way into conduct of officers who arrested Strand woman
The investigation comes after video that shows police officers drag a mask-wearing woman into a police car after what looks like a verbal disagreement emerged.
Man leaves female accomplice at crash scene with tik after high-speed chase
Officers tried to stop the two, who were travelling along New Ottery Road without wearing helmets, on Friday.
DA sets up task team to oversee reopening of schools
The opposition party on Friday hosted an online media briefing discussing how government can make sure that children and teachers are safe when teaching and learning resumes.
DTI expects local production of ventilators to start soon
The ventilator project is one government's interventions aimed at meeting the health system's needs and opening up new economic opportunities.
WC health officials brace for surge in COVID-19 infections in coming weeks
Ever since the Western Cape became the epicentre of the disease five weeks ago, it's numbers have been climbing steeply.
Winde: Having different lockdown levels in SA will create chaos
As some parts of the country are set to move to level 3 lockdown, different levels will be introduced in districts with high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
38 SANDF medical teams assisting in the fight against COVID-19 across SA
The teams are made up of military doctors, nurses and support staff helping with screening and testing for the novel coronavirus.
DA confident of its legal challenge of govt’s lockdown regulations
The party has approached the Constitutional Court to challenge the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act.
Unclear if ConCourt will consider DA's lockdown legislation challenge - expert
The party on Tuesday filed papers arguing Parliament should have a more defined role in the drafting of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.
DA files ConCourt papers challenging Disaster Management Act
The party wants effective parliamentary oversight mechanisms to watch the state’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19: Cuban medical professionals begin work in EC, Limpopo and NW
They're among 217 Cubans who arrived in South Africa last month to help in the response against COVID 19.
SAMRC & partners to develop local diagnostics, reagents for COVID-19 testing
Delays in processing results for coronavirus tests threaten this goal, but interventions are underway attempting to unclog bottlenecks in the system.