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Tuesday, 02 February 2021 05:47

President outlines COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa has outlined South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan as the country has officially received its first shipment of one million Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, also known as Covishield.

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Leading experts in South Africa’s vaccine procurement strategy say while securing a COVID-19 vaccine is top of the country’s agenda, it is not a magic bullet that will end the pandemic.

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Thursday, 13 August 2020 19:23

240 healthcare workers die of COVID-19

The Health Department says 240 healthcare professionals have succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa, with the public sector being the hardest hit. 

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While there is no one specific treatment or preventative measure against COVID-19, a Johannesburg based doctor is advising people to stick to a healthy diet, good rest and exercising within the limits of regulations.

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Monday, 29 June 2020 03:29

More airports to open

While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are set to resume operations on 1 July 2020.

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Schools in Gauteng recorded an 85% attendance of learners and educators for the first day of reopening of schools on Monday.

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While there is no definite date on when the 2020 academic year for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector will conclude, government has assured the country that no student will be left behind.

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While campus-based learning has been put on hold as the country prepares to move to Level 4 of the national COVID-19 lockdown, interventions have been put in place for the post-school education and training (PSET) sector.

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Friday, 01 May 2020 08:48

SA records 5 647 COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is now 5 647, an increase of 297 cases from Wednesday, 29 April.

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A call has been made to South Africans to support locally made products as part of efforts to jump-start the economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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