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Covid-19: SA Government's Online Coronavirus Portal

2020-03-27 10:36

The government site contains information about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, plus statistics on its spread in SA and related government press releases.


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Cosatu seeks PIC funds for coronavirus plan

2020-03-28 14:27

South Africa’s biggest labour-union federation and a key political ally of President Cyril Ramaphosa is pushing the government to tap state institutions for a stimulus plan to combat the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

High Court dismisses application of man wanting to travel to Eastern Cape for funeral

2020-03-28 11:46

The high court in Mpumalanga has ruled against a Mbombela man who sought an order which would allow him to travel to the Eastern Cape for his grandfather's funeral.

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WATCH | Empty streets in Cape Town CBD as 21 day lockdown begins

2020-03-28 10:03

On any given Friday morning the streets in and around Cape Town's central business district would be jam-packed, with thousands of people and cars going about their daily activities.

SATURDAY EDITION | The best advice and tips for lockdown

2020-03-28 08:11

Go through the 21-day lockdown with the help of South African celebrities, businesspeople, sports stars, and health care professionals.

Coronavirus: Durban taxi association's operations crushed by lockdown regulations

2020-03-27 19:38

A taxi association vital to transportation to and from the Durban CBD says it will no longer ferry passengers because it is not fiscally possible because of restrictions.

Silence in Johannesburg: 21 pics capturing how a virus forced a boisterous and brash city indoors

2020-03-27 17:40

On Friday, Johannesburg, the city established along the main gold reef on the Witwatersrand, the city that built South Africa and the city that remains at the centre of commerce and industry, went silent. This is a record of Day 1 of the national lockdown in the country's most important city.

Cape Town woman died 2 days after getting test results: Coronavirus is everywhere, says husband

2020-03-27 15:02

The husband of one of the two women whose deaths have been linked to Covid-19 says he suspects his wife may have been more susceptible to the novel coronavirus due to a recently discovered blood clot in one of her lungs, Netwerk24 is reporting.

Coronavirus: First SA deaths 'should be a wake-up call to all of us' - EFF

2020-03-27 14:34

The EFF has called on South Africans to take the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak seriously and has urged people to follow regulations put in place for the 21-day lockdown in the country, which started at midnight.

Sandton and Bedfordview: SANDF to focus on Gauteng's hotspots

2020-03-27 13:17

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has refused to divulge the number of soldiers deployed to help police enforce regulations during the 21-day lockdown, but she has assured South Africans that they are ready for their task.

First Covid-19 deaths: We mourn as a province and country - Western Cape premier Alan Winde

2020-03-27 11:17

Western Cape premier Alan Winde has expressed his grief at the news that two South Africans have died of Covid-19 in the province - the first deaths in the country as a result of the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Drive-through testing station aims to help flatten the curve

2020-03-27 09:37

HealthInsite, a corporate wellness and occupational health service provider in collaboration with Mullah Labs, has set up a drive-through Covid-19 testing station at Wanderers Stadium.

South Africa shutdown: Nation braces for impact as virus spreads, army and police move in and economy seizes up

2020-03-27 05:54

The national lockdown will be most challenging national effort ever recorded in SA's history, with the government having spent the last three days trying to enact various regulations which will in effect suspend South Africa’s way of life for three weeks.

WATCH | Taxi drivers to feel the financial pinch during 21-day lockdown

2020-03-26 19:08

Drivers at the Retreat taxi rank in Cape Town would usually be out and about, but things have changed considerably since South Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus.

Friday's forecast: Perfect stay-at-home weather for the first day of the lockdown

2020-03-26 18:26

It will be perfect stay-in weather on the first day of the lockdown on Friday in most parts of the country, the South African Weather Service has said.

Johannesburg clinics will be operational during 21-day lockdown

2020-03-26 18:17

Clinics in the City of Johannesburg will remain operational during the national 21-day lockdown, according to Eunice Mgcina, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development.

Coronavirus: Police arrest another man for refusing to self-isolate

2020-03-28 09:55

Police have arrested another man who tested positive for the coronavirus and ignored a government directive that he self-isolate, travelling from Gauteng to Limpopo and interacting with others.

Lockdown: Day one in Cape Town in pictures

2020-03-28 06:18

Cape Town's main roads were eerily quiet on the first day of the three-week lockdown ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic.

Police clash with Joburg residents, News24 reporter caught in crossfire

2020-03-27 22:22

On the first day of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly Covid-19, the police were out in numbers and resorted to the use of force to disperse residents.

Coronavirus: After SA's first deaths, these are the guidelines for dealing with the bodies

2020-03-27 19:52

Bodies of people who die from coronavirus will be triple bagged, according to new regulations, and medical staff handling them must wear full protection equipment and behave with caution, as if there is a biohazard risk.

Coronavirus: Time to stop the jokes, this is serious - DA and IFP

2020-03-27 17:37

South Africa's first deaths linked to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) are a stark reminder of the seriousness of the threat the country is facing, the DA and IFP have said in reaction to the news.

WATCH | Capetonians find homes for 117 dogs ahead of the lockdown - in just 72 hours

2020-03-27 13:35

When a local animal rescue organisation called on the public to help evacuate animals ahead of the countrywide lockdown, Capetonians did not disappoint.

South Africa begins 'unprecedented' military-patrolled lockdown

2020-03-27 12:36

South Africa has come under a nationwide military-patrolled lockdown, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus across the continent.

Coronavirus: Bus transporting German tourists for testing breaks down - report

2020-03-27 09:45

A hotel bus transporting German tourists to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to undergo testing for the novel coronavirus, has broken down, according to a report.

Why is Prasa still trying to buy trains that cannot be used?

2020-03-27 06:23

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is still considering buying the notorious locomotives which are too tall for much of South Africa's long-distance rail network, GroundUp reports.

Company issues mask challenge to SA corporates

2020-03-27 05:07

A Cape Town-based tech distribution company has issued a challenge to corporate South Africa - collectively order one million masks and it will donate 100 000 masks free of charge to the country’s first responders.

Date for the reopening of schools only likely to be finalised after the 21-day lockdown period

2020-03-27 00:43

During the lockdown, the Department of Basic Education is embarking on various alternatives to ensure that learning continues while pupils are at home, especially Grade 12s, who have to prepare for their final examinations.

WATCH | South Africans go on manic booze run ahead of lockdown

2020-03-26 20:18

It was like an "alcohol rush hour" as people flocked to many big retail and bottle stores to stock up on booze before the 21-day lockdown kicked in at midnight on Thursday.

How the lockdown will affect the informal market sector, for both buyers and sellers

2020-03-26 20:09

Just R10 for a large packet of sweet, juicy black grapes and R7 for a bag of tomatoes ripened by the sun on the roadside were some of the Covid-19 fire sale deals on offer.

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