The UK coronavirus lockdown is set be extended until May

2020-04-09 16:17

The police could enforce tough new restrictions on driving and exercise, with the UK's coronavirus lockdown extended another month.

The UK government is suffering a coronavirus 'power vacuum' after Boris Johnson was put into ICU

2020-04-08 16:09

Questions are growing about who is now really in charge of the UK since Boris Johnson was put into intensive care.

Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care, in case he needed ventilation

2020-04-07 15:18

Boris Johnson's Cabinet vows to continue "to fight this invisible" enemy while the prime minister is treated in intensive care.

Boris Johnson is in ICU. Here's what happens if he becomes too ill to remain prime minister

2020-04-07 06:45

Here's what happens if Boris Johnson becomes too ill from the coronavirus to remain the UK's prime minister.

Italy, Spain, and France reported declines in daily coronavirus death tolls - lockdown likely to stay

2020-04-06 11:44

"We are suffering very much. It's a devastating pain," Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday.

OPINION: Brave health practitioners deserve our honour for their sacrifices to curb the Covid-19

2020-04-05 10:00

In the coming weeks and months, thousands if not millions of healthcare workers will find themselves under more pressure, as they are called upon to help us navigate issues of healthcare access as the virus bites, writes Anna Mokgokong.

OPINION: Extrusion - one of the solutions for the looming humanitarian food crisis during Covid-19

2020-04-05 06:00

We are already experiencing a humanitarian food crisis due to Covid-19. It is therefore important that private-public partnerships be established to feed the people of South Africa and Africa, writes LJ Grobler and Theo Venter.

World leaders have failed to identify a single coronavirus antibody test which is accurate enough for use

2020-04-04 09:06

The search for a coronavirus antibody test which could allow the worldwide coronavirus lockdown to end has failed to identify any that work.

Advocacy: New privacy rules for Covid-19 tracking a step in the right direction, but …

2020-04-04 06:00

The new rules are no doubt an improvement, and credit is due to those officials who saw the need for tighter regulations and made it happen. But proper implementation is vital, writes writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.

OPINION | South Africa vulnerable to those looking to use Covid-19 to spread hate and fear

2020-04-03 14:30

In these days of doubt and anxiety, it is important not to let fear fuel our distrust of outsiders. And we must be careful of those peddling distrust of foreigners for their own selfish ends, writes Steven Gordon.

 

No hugs for family of Spanish healthcare workers amid Covid-19 crisis

2020-04-08 16:28

The Cruz family has gone from frequent hugs to zero physical contact, said Ana Jiménez Cruz, who now has to sit on a different couch than her parents.

Japan declares state of emergency, plans R18 trillion stimulus to combat the Covid-19 downturn

2020-04-08 09:18

The world's third-largest economy will deploy the funds to provide security and protect jobs for its people.

What we know about Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson's 'designated survivor' as prime minister

2020-04-07 09:57

Boris Johnson nominated UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as his "designated survivor" before the prime minister was hospitalised with the coronavirus.

Boris Johnson on oxygen after hospital admission, aides ‘increasingly worried’

2020-04-06 15:08

Aides have become 'increasingly worried' about prime minister Boris Johnson's health after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister's hospital admission 'a precaution'

2020-04-06 09:43

"This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus," a Downing Street spokesperson said.

The US is now the epicentre of the pandemic after Trump claimed it was a 'hoax'

2020-04-05 08:18

The US was hobbled by insufficient public health funding, a dearth of testing, and a president who ignored the warnings.

OPINION: A time to rise like lions in the battle against Covid-19

2020-04-04 11:00

South Africa stands on the brink of a possible explosion of Covid infections. This is the time for us to put all our differences aside and focus on defeating the pandemic, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

OPINION: Personal hygiene is the most important action all of us can take at this time

2020-04-04 09:00

Thanks to the emergence of Covid-19, new approaches in education, awareness, and social-media nudges have proven to be effective in hand washing engagement, writes Rich Mkhondo.

John Steenhuisen: The Bill of Rights is under assault while Thandi Modise drags her feet

2020-04-03 15:05

Timidity, complacency and reticence in a time of crisis are enemies that, left unchecked, will ravage us far deeper and longer than even the virus itself, writes John Steenhuisen.

OPINION: Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19

2020-04-03 13:38

A major area of concern is that the oversight bodies that were created in the 1990s in an effort to protect South Africans from abuses by the security forces are overwhelmed, understaffed or are not operating due to the lockdown, writes Guy Lamb.

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