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.
Paarl mountain fire contained
The blaze, which at one stage had a fire perimeter that stretched 20-kilometres long, broke out on Sunday.
SA to be part of international study on treatment regimen for COVID-19
The solidarity trial as it’s named will also see countries including Argentina, Canada, and France participate.
Here’s how much jail time you face if you expose others to coronavirus
People suspected of having contracted the virus, cannot refuse medical examination, treatment, isolation or quarantine.
CT Carnival cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns
CEO of the carnival Jay Douwes said a lot of work was put into the event as teams worked for 11 months.
Strict protocols in place to check on self-isolating COVID-19 patients - dept
The Western Cape Health Department said that the strict measures followed by healthcare workers checking on self-isolating patients involved daily monitoring and repeat testing every two to three days.
Santaco wants answers on impact of COVID-19 on commuters
Santaco says Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement about taxis would have a massive impact on drivers and millions of commuters.