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This week brings about major changes in our battle with Covid-19 as the Department of Health announces that mask regulations and other restrictions will be dropped. Here's the latest on the changes to Covid restrictions in South Africa.


Madagascar has announced that they have found a cure to Covid-19 and this has many African countries wanting it. However, is it real? Does it work? What effects does it have exactly?


Kwazulu-Natal stands third as the province with the most Covid-19 cases in the country. Earlier this week saw news that some regions of Kwazulu-Natal might stay at Level 5 as the rest of the country moves to Level 4.


Some individuals have been working from home, others have stopped working and have been laid off and some employees have been put on unpaid leave during lockdown. This has an effect on salaries. The UIF Relief Fund has been set up to assist.


Tested positive for coronavirus or been close to someone who has? You are urgently needed for SA’s rapid test study. 


Lockdown continues, cases are growing and death totals are growing. However, South Africa is doing well with their totals as previous projections saw numbers way larger than the current reality.


On 1 April, Unisa confirmed that a Professor has tested positive for Covid-19. This was confirmed by his doctor soon after he received the results of the test.


The Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has established a Post School Education and Training Covid-19 Task Team. They will be addressing urgent challenges across the higher education landscape.


South Africa has seen it's number of infections grow daily. There have been five deaths as the total now stands at 1462 infected with 45 recoveries. 


Covid-19 and the 21 day national lockdown we are currently participating in, has many South Africans scrambling around and wanting to know which direction they should take in terms of their jobs. SA's Minister of Employment and Labour has made some statements involving this very issue.


14 March saw the return of over a hundred South Africans from Wuhan who were then placed in quarantine in Polokwane. Their quarantine is now over and Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, has afforded the public with details on South Africans who have been repatriated from South Africa. 


The South African Police Services (SAPS) have arrested people for disobeying lockdown rules. This comes moments after the official start of the national 21-day lockdown.


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