The government has moved to give the health sector greater flexibility in dealing with SA’s Covid-19 epidemic, exempting it from aspects of the Competition Act that prohibit collective bargaining and sharing resources.  

SA’s outbreak has grown rapidly since the first case was announced on March 5, with a total of 150 cases by Thursday. Most of the cases are among travellers who have visited hard-hit countries, but local transmission cases are mounting, and now stand at 16...

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