coronavirus update

South Africa now has over 1,5 million cases as we continue to battle Covid-19 and the changes which arrived along with it. We now bring you the latest Covid updates and statistics in the country.

Yes, South Africa is seeing many positives in it's Covid-19 statistics and cases are decreasing in some provinces but this does not mean we shouldn't follow safety protocols. The possibility of a second wave is definitely there for the country, as seen in others. Government has given many updates on South Africa's progress with hospitals, vaccines, cases and the virus in general.

Many of us are so focussed on what having Covid-19 looks like and how to guard against it, however, what long-term effects does Covid-19 have? What does post-recovery look like?

Along with the daily Covid-19 statistics for the country Health Minister Zweli Mkhize releases, he also announced that the first baby has died from Covid-19 in South Africa. 

South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'. 

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has launched an app to help students and staff screen for Covid-19. Students, staff and joint appointees working at the Doctor George Mukhari Academic Hospital will have access to this app. 

Covid-19 has had many impacts on the world. One of them is that those who were supposed to graduate in 2020 could not have their graduation ceremonies. However, Universities all over are trying to make up for this. The University of Johannesburg calls all 2020 UJ graduates to share their academic journey.

The Department of Higher Education had a meeting with Parliament's Portfolio Committee to discuss the plans to save the 2020 academic year in Higher Education. Here, plans for TVET Colleges were discussed. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation tonight to give an update on Covid-19 in South Africa and any further measures to be put in place. He also spoke on how this pandemic has had a massive impact on the job sector as well as healthcare in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on South Africa’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk adjusted strategy.

Wits has announced that their Final Year Medical Students will return to campus soon. This comes after the President's announcement on further measures being taken in the Higher Education sector. 

Selected offenders who have been sentenced will be released in order to fight the spread of Covid-19. This comes as a result of the President's new ruling after many confirmed cases of Covid-19 as well as deaths were found in South African Correctional Facilities. 

So, you might be thinking, 'If I have a positive lab test result for Covid-19, am I at risk for more severe illness?'. Well, The Health Department has answered this question. 

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, strongly encouraged that South Africans wear fabric masks. Now, it is mandatory for us to wear cloth masks during level 4 if we are outside of our houses. Here's why.

The special grant for relief of distress during the Covid-19 pandemic will be R350 and paid on the 15th of May.  You can apply via Whatsapp on a dedicated number.

Our lives have been threatened and greatly impacted due to Covid-19 and we have all been praying for a vaccine. South Africa has been instrumental in finding a vaccine and has delivered more good than bad news concerning it.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Mr Thulas Nxesi, hosted a media briefing where he spoke on the strategies to be put in place as more people return to work.

Higher Education institutions will see many changes on campus both externally and internally. Minister Nzimande addressed these changes as he discussed the direction higher education would take due to the coronavirus global pandemic.

South Africa has hit the over 100 mark today in the number of deaths recorded due to Covid-19 as well as seeing South Africa’s confirmed cases tip over 5000.

South African Government has had their call for Cuban doctors assisting South Africa in aiding Covid-19 answered as we saw the arrival of Cuban doctors begin this week. However, due to a leaked document outlining the costs of this deployment, people have raised many questions.