A lengthier recession awaits if we don't take drastic measures to save the economy in a Covid-19 world, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
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Only five of 60 new mobile testing units launched by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday are operational, with a further five to be rolled out on Monday.
South Africa is looking beyond its borders to seek assistance to curb the coronavirus from spreading further.
"These will flood our hospitals and clinics and create a fertile ground for [the] coronavirus to spread or to be masked in its presentation. We need to be aware that there may not be many further warnings before the pounding descends," he warned ominously.
Nehawu says it is taking Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to court to ask that his department urgently supply its members with much-needed protective resources to deal with the novel coronavirus outbreak.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally given 112 South Africans, who were quarantined at The Ranch Resort after their repatriation from China's coronavirus epicentre, the go-ahead to head home.
Capetonians have given frontline workers a heartfelt thank you amid the national lockdown to fight Covid-19.
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.
Looking back over the first 20 days of South Africa's attempts to halt the spread of Covid-19, shows a nation changed from watching a crisis from afar, to being gripped with fear and uncertainty, writes Kyle Cowan.
South Africa now has 709 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned South Africans the government will take decisive steps to deal with people infected with Covid-19 who refuse to provide their personal information.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has praised celebrated HIV/Aids scientist professor Gita Ramjee for her work in the industry.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 87 000 beds are available in public health institutions to accommodate Covid-19 patients.
The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to
South Africa has registered five Covid-19 deaths, but the rate of new cases seems to have reduced for now, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday.
South Africa now has its first death resulting from the novel coronavirus. Listen.
It was previously announced that two people had died, but one person's coronavirus test returned negative.
South Africans, Covid-19 or not, cannot simply and blithely forfeit their freedoms and liberties to the state without questioning every detail of how and what the state is going to do with it, writes Pieter du Toit.
As a nationwide lockdown looms in a bid to stem the number of local transmissions of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the number of people who have tested positive has risen to 709.
The coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon, and the way our leaders handle it and the way the nation responds, will be revelatory for generations to come, writes Rich Mkhondo.
While health laboratories are under pressure to keep up with testing for the Covid-19 disease, the private healthcare sector and government have been in talks to ensure the supply of critical medicines and equipment to hospitals around the country.
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