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IMF has strong resources to deal with virus crisis, working to identify more – Officials

2 April 2020, 3:11 AM

The coronavirus pandemic is putting increasing strains on emerging market economies, but the International Monetary Fund has sufficient resources to meet their needs for now, IMF officials said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 infections growing exponentially, deaths nearing 50 000 – WHO

1 April 2020, 10:27 PM

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced deep concern on Wednesday about “the rapid escalation and global spread” of COVID-19 cases from the new coronavirus, which has now reached 205 countries and territories.

Professor Gita Ramjee

Tributes pour in for Prof Gita Ramjee

1 April 2020, 9:56 PM

Messages of condolence are pouring in for the world-renowned scientist, Professor Gita Ramjee. Professor Ramjee was the Chief Scientific Officer for HIV Prevention at the Aurum Institute.

Bantwana captain admits lockdown break a challenge for the team

1 April 2020, 9:12 PM

The South African U-17 Women’s National Team captain Jessica Wade says the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is a double challenge for her and her young peers, adding it will take concerted hard work and discipline from them to juggle between school and the national team once everything is back to normality.

John Steenhuisen

Political party leaders use time productively as lockdown continues

1 April 2020, 9:11 PM

The number of confirmed coronavirus (C0VID-19) cases in South Africa continues to rise and currently stands at 1 380 cases with five deaths.

Sars collects R66 billion less than projected

1 April 2020, 8:59 PM

The South African Revenue Service ( Sars) says it collected R1. 356 trillion in the financial year ending on the 31 March 2020.

Mkhize expresses concern over increase in local transmission

1 April 2020, 7:48 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has expressed concern over the increase in local transmission of the coronavirus. The number of cases in South Africa has increased by 27 to 1 380 – with Gauteng still registering the most cases at 645.

Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana President Masisi out of self-quarantine, tests negative for COVID-19

1 April 2020, 7:19 PM

News coming from Botswana is that president Mokgweetsi Masisi has been released from self-quarantine with immediate effect.

Leverkusen players agree pay cut amid virus pandemic

1 April 2020, 7:01 PM

Bayer Leverkusen players, staff and management on Wednesday unanimously agreed to accept an unspecified pay cut as the Bundesliga remains suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Preventative medicine to take priority, says Dr Tswaane

1 April 2020, 6:44 PM

Baroka FC team doctor Happy Tswaane believes this period of coronavirus (Covid-19) will change the medical landscape for many clubs in South Africa.



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