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VIDEO | COVID-19 In Numbers: 5 June 2020
5 June 2020, 9:09 AM

The number of Coronavirus cases continues to rise globally, as scientists continue to search for the a vaccine amid a pandemic.

This week,  we look at the number of vaccines in development around the world; the number of sites and beds reserved for COVID-19 patients; the number of people affected by the use of tobacco globally; the amount of time given to the South African government to address lockdown regulations which have been found to be unconstitutional and invalid; and the number of people infected globally and in Africa.


INFOGRAPHIC | Regulations related to children during COVID-19 Level 3 lockdown
29 May 2020, 7:14 PM

Regulations relating to the movement of children in South Africa will be eased on Monday, 1 June 2020, as the country moves to coronavirus (COVID-19)  Alert Level 3.

South Africa has been in lockdown since 26th March 2020 following the declaration of a national state of disaster amid a global COVID-19 pandemic.

The lockdown in South Africa, which started at Level 5, then moved to Level 4, regulated the movement of people in the country in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has issued regulations and requirements to legally move children between parents and caregivers.

South African schools will reopen under Level 3 lockdown for grade 7 and 12 learners. GoGTA has also specified the documents required for those transporting children to schools.


Regulations relating to the movement of children in South Africa under coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

VIDEO | COVID-19 In Numbers : 23 – 29 May 2020
29 May 2020, 12:01 PM

This week we look at: SA’s liquor operating hours under coronavirus ( COVID-19) lockdown Level 3, the number of congregants allowed at places of worship, percentage students expected back at higher institutions of learning, the number of people predicted to end up in intensive care when infected by COVID-19 and other numbers that dominated the news this week.


COVID-19 In Numbers | 16 May – 22 May 2020
22 May 2020, 4:27 PM

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has highlighted inequality in education around the world. The United Nations data reveals how the pandemic has affected the education of children in developing countries compared to those in developed countries.

South Africa’s basic education minister Angie Motshekga this week announced government’s plans to reopen schools amid the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile experts advising the government on ways to fight the COVID-19, this week, unveiled its forecast on the number of infections and deaths in the country. South Africa recorded its youngest COVID-19 fatality this week.

This week, In Numbers looks at the numbers relating to these stories.

INFOGRAPHIC | Guidelines: What to do when someone dies of COVID-19
22 May 2020, 10:06 AM

The Department of Health has released environmental health guidelines for the management of human remains amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The guidelines detail how families and mortuaries should handle the bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients and how they should be disposed.

Experts predict there will be as many as 40 000 COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa by the end of November 2020 and over 3 million infections by the end of the year.

To date, South Africa has 19 137 COVID-19  infections, 8 950 recoveries and 369 deaths.

A two-day old baby died this week in South Africa – the country’s first  neonatal fatality.

Burial services of COVID-19 patients are expected to follow specific regulations.

The regulations consider social distancing and hygiene measures aimed at limiting the risk of further contamination.

Funerals are not to exceed 2 hours and only close family members are allowed to attend.

South Africa went into lockdown in March 2020.

Different provinces in  South Africa this week outlined plans to relax lockdown regulations in anticipation to move from lockdown level 4 to lockdown level 3.

Global COVID-19 infections have surpassed 5 million and more than 300 000 have died from the virus.

The infographics below outline:

1. How families should handle bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients

2. How mortuaries should handle bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients

3. How to dispose of bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients



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