LIVE | Health ministry confirms 'whole country will move to Level 3' lockdown on 1 June

2020-05-27 12:30

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

WATCH | Medical graduate joins Covid-19 front line, thanks to crowdfunding effort

2020-05-02 06:56

After battling to graduate for two years due to unpaid university fees, clinical associate Retshidisitswe Kotane, has finally found her happy ending - a job at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases during the fight against Covid-19.

NICD's top epidemiologist: How the Covid-19 pandemic is evolving and why we should be concerned

2020-04-12 08:00

The mildness of Covid-19 symptoms is the sting in the tail of a virus that has killed thousands across the globe. A top epidemiologist explained why this was worrying for South AfrIca.

Coronavirus in SA: ‘Significant progress’ on modelling - but, for now, we will not know what it shows

2020-04-01 18:54

Projections and modelling are being widely used to inform the response to Covid-19 by governments around the world.

Covid-19 breakdown: Gauteng worst hit as SA records 202 cases

2020-03-20 17:48

The number of people in South Africa officially infected with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has risen by 52 to 202 cases.

SA’s healthcare system has only around 3 000 critical care hospital beds available … and it is not enough

2020-03-20 06:00

Taking into account the total public and private healthcare sectors' critical care bed counts, only around 3 000 beds could be available for Covid-19 patients in the event of a serious escalation, says an expert.

Calling all GPs - Here's how to prep your practice for Covid-19

2020-03-19 10:59

The simple steps doctors should take to protect their practice and their patients from the coronavirus, from an expert at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Coronavirus: Why 'test, test, test' is easier said than done

2020-03-18 05:38

Money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: South Africans repatriated from Wuhan to arrive on Friday

2020-03-12 15:45

The 122 South Africans who are expected to be repatriated from Wuhan, China, are due to arrive in South Africa on Friday, according to Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.

Coronavirus: Authorities pull out all stops, high-level meeting planned with KZN school

2020-03-06 09:49

A high-level meeting is expected to be held between health officials and the management and board of the school attended by the children of SA's first coronavirus patient.

 

One million Covid-19 cases, 40 000 deaths and a dire shortage of ICU beds - SA's shocking projections

2020-05-20 07:11

The Covid-19 models are not a crystal ball prediction of the future and are subject to change – but are based on key assumptions from trends seen around the world.

Studies show new frontier in SA's Covid-19 battle: Spreaders who don't know they are infected

2020-04-19 07:00

In the past week, a handful of new studies from sunny California to Iceland have shown that Covid-19 can spread silently and undetected in communities at a higher rate than first thought, and by some who don’t know they are infected. South African experts are watching closely – and learning more every day.

Lockdown has worked, says Ramaphosa as NICD head warns of ‘evolving epidemic’

2020-04-10 06:42

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a two-week extension to the nationwide lockdown while concern grows over how the coronavirus will change its pattern of transmission.

Battle stations: A team of top experts is being assembled to map the spread of Covid-19 in SA

2020-03-22 07:06

A team of top experts in epidemiological analysis and modelling is being assembled to build projections on the spread of the novel coronavirus on our shores.

Prank callers compound SA's strained Covid-19 hotline

2020-03-20 14:14

The national coronavirus hotline has been ringing off the hook; however, prank callers have been delaying the response time to legitimate queries.

EXCLUSIVE | The terrifying coronavirus projections that pushed govt into lockdown

2020-03-19 11:23

A slow and inadequate response by government to the Covid-19 outbreak could result in anywhere between 87 900 and 351 000 deaths and cause the South African health system to be completely overwhelmed.

Information squeeze: Covid-19 scientists, experts in SA silenced as government centralises communication

2020-03-18 15:19

Communication on Covid-19 is being centralised with politicians and their spokespersons, while government has told academics and other experts not to talk to the press, in an effort to “differentiate between noise and authority”.

Coronavirus in SA | Timeline of Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks

2020-03-15 06:32

With 38 positive cases of Covid-19 in South Africa, the past two weeks have seen South Africans gripped by Covid-19.

Coronavirus testing in SA: How it works, where to go, and what it costs

2020-03-11 08:40

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases can run hundreds of tests at the same time but ultimately the number of tests South Africa will be able to carry out for the new coronavirus depends on the machines, people and testing supplies available.

Still no confirmed case of coronavirus in SA as second case reported in sub-Saharan Africa

2020-03-03 16:55

While noting the spread of the coronavirus in Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) confirmed South Africa has not recorded a confirmed COVID-19 case to date.

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