COVID-19 has touched every nook and cranny of our globe. Big and small, developed and developing have seen their economies grind to a halt; businesses buckling under the strain of lockdowns; toilet paper, hand sanitiser and pasta becoming rare and precious items; schools closing and major sporting events being cancelled. And, of course, it has exposed serious gaps in health services and systems.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the country to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, his office said on Twitter.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care and was in a stable condition after receiving oxygen support for COVID-19 complications while his foreign minister directs the country’s battle against the outbreak
SAFTU General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will test for coronavirus on Monday again after being treated for the virus and discharged from hospital.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he is worried about St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban after 66 people, including at least 48 staffers, tested positive for the coronavirus. The St Augustine’s Hospital has been identified as a hotspot for coronavirus infections in KwaZulu-Natal.
Political parties continue to play their role in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Technology seems to be vital in the execution of this task as many are using this tool to communicate, educate and encourage their followers to adhere to the lockdown regulations.
66 people have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) at St Augustine Hospital in Durban. According to a twitter post by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, 48 of them are staff.
This week, we look at the coronavirus (COVID-19) in numbers. The number of people who have been affected by the virus, global lockdown statistics and transport regulations. South Africa currently stands at 1 749 confirmed cases with 13 deaths on Tuesday – the continent’s highest number.
Taxi operators in Mahikeng in the North West have appealed to government to deploy health workers at taxi ranks to screen commuters for coronavirus.
Financial services company, KHUSA Consulting, has called for the release of billions of rands from medical aid schemes’ emergency reserves – to help treat people infected with Covid-19 across South Africa.