The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has condemned President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of United States (US) funding from the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying it is wrong to make such a move in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health authorities in the Walter Sisulu Sub-District in the Eastern Cape say they are doing all they can to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in the region.
The confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in the Western Cape now stand at 643 with the City of Cape Town having the highest infections.
The Economic Freedom Fighters has called on the African continent to reject the appointment of former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel as one of four special envoys to fight to mitigate economic challenges of COVID-19 in Africa.
The EFF has called on government to dismiss calls by the alcohol industry to lift the ban on the sale of alcohol during the remainder of the national lockdown, saying it has no scientific rationale.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has welcomed the extension of the national lockdown by an additional 14 days as a measure to caution and eliminate the spread of COVID-19.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation at 20h00 on Thursday on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) has estimated that around R3.5 billion will be needed to mitigate the effects of lockdown on the industry.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says it is still early to decide if the nationwide lockdown should be extended. He was speaking during his visit to Rand Water’s headquarters in Glenvista, South of Johannesburg, on Tuesday.
Political analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says it’s shameful that it took the coronavirus for government to remember that there are homeless people, as well as those without water.