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Zweli Mkhize warns against complacency

SA could experience a “second coronavirus wave”- Mkhize gives update on beds, oxygen and vaccines

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 by News24.com

"Until we are completely safe, we will keep reviewing restrictions and, if necessary, certain restrictions will still remain ...

Health news: how gap cover could allow you to downgrade your medical scheme plan

Posted on Aug 5, 2020 by A4W Contributor

The idea behind gap insurance is to insure the portion of your medical bills that medical aids refuse ...

Coronavirus infections South Africa

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA at 516 862: NICD reports 69% recovery rate

Posted on Aug 4, 2020 by A4W News

As of Monday, a cumulative total of 516 862 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded ...

WATCH: German sniffer dogs trained to detect Covid-19!

WATCH: German sniffer dogs trained to detect Covid-19!

Posted on Aug 3, 2020 by News24.com

Dogs have a sense of smell about 1,000 times more sensitive than humans.

Covid-19 preliminary study reveals those with DIABETES have higher mortality rates than those with TB & HIV

Posted on Jul 30, 2020 by News24.com

Preliminary results from a study of 12 987 Covid-19 patients in South Africa indicate that HIV and TB ...

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Being HIV positive doesn’t necessarily mean you’re more vulnerable to COVID-19

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by Zethu Sithole

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic knowing your HIV status offers you the opportunity to insure your ...

Massive surge in EC Covid-19 cases predicted as province braces for August

Posted on Jul 29, 2020 by News24.com

Premier Oscar Mabuyane has warned the Eastern Cape will be bracing for their toughest month in August in ...

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Covid-19: Surge in deaths in Free State – total fatalities at 7 067

Posted on Jul 28, 2020 by News24.com

The biggest surge was in the Free State which recorded 91 deaths. This was followed by 77 in ...

Coronavirus infections South Africa

‘The storm is here’ – Over 3 000 Covid-19 infections a day in KZN

Posted on Jul 27, 2020 by News24.com

The province has contributed 27% of the new cases reported nationally and continues to be the fourth highest ...

This woman has worn a ‘space helmet’ for 20 years to protect her skin from the sun

Posted on Jul 27, 2020 by Magazine Features

“It is so important to me to be able to raise awareness because my disease is rare and ...

Does your homemade mask work? Here’s how to test it

Posted on Jul 27, 2020 by The Conversation

If a surgeon arrived at the operating theatre wearing a mask they had made that morning from a ...

How to access FREE Covid-19 screening & referrals

WATCH: Tracking Covid-19 cases is “tricky” – Epidemiologist believes SA numbers aren’t accurate

Posted on Jul 24, 2020 by Watch This

South Africa now has over 400 000 confirmed Coronavirus cases, with the death toll over 6,000. Gauteng remains ...

Compensation Fund Claims

How to claim from the Compensation Fund if you contract Covid-19 at work

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by Claire Warneke

How can you claim from the government’s Compensation Fund if you contract Covid-19 at work?

Too many South Africans aren’t wearing masks or keeping their distance. This needs to change

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by The Conversation

In countries like South Africa that face severe resource shortages, the burden of fighting COVID-19 falls heavily on ...

Coronavirus infections South Africa

572 More people have died of Covid-19 in SA, confirmed cases at 394 948

Posted on Jul 23, 2020 by A4W Contributor

As of Wednesday evening, a cumulative total of 394 948 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa had been ...

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COVID-19 promotes innovative HIV service delivery in Cape Town

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by The Conversation

South Africa is home to the world’s largest epidemic of HIV, a virus that attacks a person’s immune ...

Dr David Stead

Life-and-death decisions: Dr describes the biggest challenge he’s faced in 20 years

Posted on Jul 22, 2020 by GroundUp

“There’s no doubt that this is the biggest challenge we face in the living memory of being in ...

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Medical tech industry cautions against number of Covid-19 “self-tests” in SA

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by A4W Contributor

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads across the world, there is a massive demand for diagnostic and monitoring tests, ...

Nurse Rehana Maseti

Celebrating Covid-19 heroes: ICU nurse Rehana Maseti – “This too shall pass”

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by A4W Contributor

Tygerberg Hospital is nominating weekly heroes to celebrate their contribution towards healthcare as a whole, and the country’s ...

Covid-19: KZN infections soar, will soon take over from Gauteng

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 by News24.com

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that while Gauteng remains at the top in terms of the rate ...

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