Covid-19 update: SA will be spending Freedom Day in lockdown; no sign of relaxed restrictions

2020-04-09 20:50

Last updated 20:50, 9 April 2020: The latest news about the novel coronavirus crisis in South Africa.

‘Hand sanitisers are a luxury’

2020-03-24 14:30

While many people in the country are doing everything to evade Covid-19, it is business as usual for the people of Jika Joe informal settlement and those living on the streets of Pietermaritzburg.

Protecting the elderly

2020-03-23 06:42

The Pietermaritzburg and District Council for the Aged (Padca) is restricting visitors to its frail care facilities, care homes and retirement villages to safeguard the health of residents.

‘It’s awesome’: Patient Zero and family discharged from hospital

2020-03-20 11:20

Patient Zero, the country’s first Covid-19 patient, was discharged from Grey’s Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Discovery Vitality members can now exercise less to keep their rewards – mostly

2020-03-19 10:26

Vitality will also be expanding the rewards offered to include online shopping and gaming as consumers stay home.

‘We are clueless and afraid’ — township people

2020-03-18 17:19

While many people in the country are doing everything to avoid contracting Covid-19, residents of Pietermaritzburg townships have no idea how to prevent it.

Performing artists very worried

2020-03-17 14:30

Actors, musicians and technical staff in the performing arts are worried they will not survive the economic impact of Covid-19 on South Africa.


2020-03-16 15:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national disaster as Covid-19 cases rose to 61 in South Africa amid concerns of the first local transmission.

Mkhize enlightens residents at Covid-19 briefing

2020-03-09 14:30

Doctors and nurses are going into airplanes coming from risky areas to do temperature checks on every passenger, and are looking out for anyone who appears to be sick.

Covid-19: ‘Stay calm’

2020-03-08 07:50

South Africa’s first Covid-19 patient has sent out a brave message to the country.


Netcare suspends all visiting hours in light of Covid-19

2020-03-25 09:14

Exceptions will only apply to nurseries, and paediatric units – where one parent will be allowed.

‘We want to go home’

2020-03-23 06:56

One of Addington Hospital’s four patients who have tested positive for Covid-19 and want to be released, said all they were asking for was “national consistency”. He said they were aware that over 100 positive patients were allowed to self-isolate at their homes.

Coronavirus | CEOs ensure medical supplies, offer free data

2020-03-21 17:12

South African companies are responding to the coronavirus outbreak with social initiatives as well as plans to keep their businesses operating smoothly.

Discovery Vitality now offers free food deliveries to help with Covid-19

2020-03-19 16:50

Members will also receive R1 000 towards a fitness device.

Covid-19: Uber Eats will now deliver for free over lunch for South Africans working from home

2020-03-18 17:33

The company will also be financially supporting drivers for up to 14 days if they are diagnosed with the virus.

We survived listeria say South Africans unbowed by Covid-19 and having fun on TikTok

2020-03-17 16:59

While some South Africans are resorting to humour as a coping mechanism to the coronavirus pandemic, others have resorted to panic buying .

OPINION: A South African in Italy on why coronavirus is not a holiday for the middle class

2020-03-17 13:22

I fell into the trap that many others my age did - I won’t catch it, and if I do, it doesn’t matter because I’m young and healthy and can recover as if it were any other seasonal flu. I viewed the world through the eyes of a potential victim, rather than as a potential carrier, writes Cat Walker.

At Ground Zero

2020-03-10 12:30

Living at Ground Zero is different from what I had imagined.

Grey’s ‘can’t handle cases’

2020-03-09 11:11

The Witness offices were on Friday inundated with panicky calls from the public inquiring about the coronavirus, complaining that the Covid-19 helpline was not being answered and the lack of assistance at government hospitals.

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