Fears of an imminent COVID-19 catastrophe drove government to put the country under national lockdown for three weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has committed to assist African countries with mass-based testing kits for the coronavirus.
As governments race to stem the spread of coronavirus through an unprecedented closing of schools, businesses and travel, some specialists fear the long term public health impacts of a depressed economy and shuttered society.
Five years ago more than 40 babies born in Jamaican hospitals became infected with lethal bacteria – half of them died. The bacteria Klebsiella, like the coronavirus, is spread from person-to-person or via contaminated surfaces. It can be killed by hand-washing with warm soapy water, writes Patricia Scotland.
The 14-day quarantine period for the 114 South Africans repatriated from Wuhan, China came to an end on Friday.
Health Minister in the Western Cape, NomaFrench Mbombo will commemorate World TB Day on Tuesday by embarking on a coronavirus awareness campaign.
The National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) has warned that smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke, can increase vulnerability to infection of Covid-19.
Health authorities in South Africa will meet with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday afternoon, to discuss how the country will respond to the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the coronavirus as a pandemic.
People living with HIV can now use treatment for a shorter period to prevent from getting Tuberculosis (TB).
Much of the media discussion about coronavirus revolves around diagnosis and management of suspected cases. But the first piece of advice that is essential for anyone worried about contracting the coronavirus is something your grandparents might have suggested: wash your hands.