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Another Durban call centre busted for operating during lockdown

Another Durban call centre busted for operating during lockdown

A Durban call centre for a major clothing retailer has been busted for working illegally during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Health expert: 'Urgent to upscale Covid-19 testing facilities'

The total number of people testing positive for the deadly coronavirus in SA is "an underestimate of the burden of Covid-19".

Students quarantined after returning from China go home

The 76 TVET college students who have been in quarantine at the Birchwood Hotel in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, since returning from China, were allowed to go home on Saturday morning.

Middle aged men most likely to die from Covid-19: Wuhan researchers

Men over 50 with high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes are most likely to die of Covid-19.

Experts call for mediators to ease tensions during lockdown

Policing oversight and social conflict experts have called for urgent dialogue and immediate deployment of community mediators to ease tensions between law enforcement and communities.

'True friend' China helps Algeria battle coronavirus

As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa's largest country.

IMF lends Rwanda R2bn to tackle coronavirus

Rwanda has secured $109.4m (R2.05bn) in emergency coronavirus funding from the International Monetary Fund, the first African country to do so, the fund said late on Thursday.

Online memorial set for top HIV researcher Prof Gita Ramjee who died of Covid-19

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the Progressive Health Forum will on Saturday host a virtual memorial for internationally acclaimed scientist Prof Gita Ramjee who died of Covid-19 complications.

New York in 'race against time'

Two of the principal US coronavirus hot spots - New York and Louisiana - reported their biggest jumps in Covid-19 deaths yet on Friday, as the White House sent mixed messages.

'Our health care workers are being sent into war without weapons'

Numsa has expressed solidarity with Nehawu, which has asked the labour court to compel the health department to provide personal protective equipment for health workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Four acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder rearrested pending appeal

Four men acquitted in the kidnapping and killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan have been rearrested and will stay in jail while prosecutors appeal the ruling, officials said.

Cured patients cheered at Spain's largest COVID-19 field hospital

When staff take a break to applaud at a sprawling field hospital set up at Madrid's conference centre to treat people with coronavirus, it means a patient has been discharged.

Corona beer producer halts brewing over virus

Two Mexican brewers, including the producers of Corona beer, have said they are reducing production because of the health emergency in the country over the COVID-19 pandemic.

'I survived 24 weeks of isolation. People are tougher than they think'

Zwelethu Mazibuko wants to tell South Africans taking strain during the lockdown or placed in medical isolation due to Covid-19: "You will survive this."

28 feared dead after Solomons ferry ignores storm warning

At least 28 ferry passengers were swept overboard in a powerful storm off the Solomon Islands, reports said Saturday, with the captain unaware he had lost anyone until the boat docked.

Covid-19 Lockdown | R500,000 hangover for Cape Town tavern

A tavern's decision to keep selling alcohol in defiance of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions cost it more than R500,000 on Friday.

China mourns thousands who died in country's coronavirus epidemic

China on Saturday mourned the thousands of "martyrs" who have died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half mast throughout the country.

Airline refutes Board's account of spring break Covid-19 outbreak

College students from Texas who tested positive for the novel coronavirus after spring break in Los Cabos traveled to the Mexican beach resort on Viva Aerobus, the airline said, and were there a week later.

This is the judge who will ensure tracked cellphone data is regulated

On Friday, justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola appointed O'Regan as the “Covid-19 Designate Judge”.

Prepare for flood of Covid-19 deaths, warns cemetery association

The SA Cemeteries Association (Saca) has called on municipalities to plan for the potential demand for cemetery and cremation services as it anticipates an increase in deaths as a result of Covid-19.

We stole due to lockdown hunger: robbers post message after ransacking school

That was a message left by thieves in one of the five schools that were vandalised around Gauteng.

Roadblock blitz nets 56 overloaded taxis ignoring lockdown rules

The transport ministry reported on Friday that 146 lockdown-related roadblocks were conducted around the country on Thursday at which 17,395 vehicles were stopped.

Getting protective gear for medical personnel is a headache for the government

The government is struggling to procure equipment to protect the medical practitioners who are on the front line of the fight against the coronavirus.

Ramaphosa defends army and police in response to urgent lockdown court case

President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the conduct - “in general” - of the 18,000 police and defence force personnel enforcing government’s Covid-19 shutdown regulations.

Two more Covid-19 deaths as SA's cases climb to 1,505

There have been seven Covid-19 deaths recorded in SA, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday.

St Augustine's shuts emergency ward and new admissions after 3 patient deaths from Covid-19

Durban's biggest private hospital took extraordinary measures to shut down its emergency ward and ban new admissions after the deaths of three patients from Covid-19 in 72 hours.

Lockdown disregarded as residents steal meat from truck after crash

According to the residents, they pounced after the meat delivery truck hit a tree on Friday morning.

South Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases now at 1505

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Friday announced that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the country had risen by 43 to 1,505

WATCH LIVE | Command council briefs media on revised Covid-19 lockdown regulations

Members of the national command council in the economic cluster will on Friday brief the nation on economic matters.
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