Nehawu to visit hospitals in Covid-19 hot-spots

The union says the visits are to highlight the number of workers ‘carelessly’ exposed to the virus, which it says ‘is tantamount to murder’

Local biotech firm plans to plug Covid-19 test kit shortage

CapeBio Technologies says the kits will produce results within two hours, down from the three to four hours taken by the available imported kits

SA’s Shabir Madhi to lead first Covid-19 vaccine trial in Africa

The more involved SA is in vaccine development, the closer it will be to the ‘front of queue’ when a vaccine is developed, according to one professor

Tough times for Joburg as metro revises its budget downwards

Revenue collection in Africa's richest city has taken a heavy knock due to pandemic lockdown

State to hire retired health professionals to plug skills shortage gap

Minister says a database has been developed containing details of all available medical workers

Doctors bear brunt of Covid-19 trauma, as mental health worsens

Adrenaline is carrying many healthcare workers through the pandemic and helps them cope with the exhaustion and tragedy they experience daily

Hundreds of deaths highlight Cape Town’s worsening Covid epidemic

City reports 600 more natural deaths in three weeks than are usual for this time of year, the Medical Research Council says

Minister ‘excited’ about dexamethasone to treat Covid-19

The health minister says protocols are being updated in hospitals to allow doctors to make use of the drug

NEWS ANALYSIS: Will medical aid patients jump the queue when Covid-19 peaks?

Every patient will be treated the same, regardless of who pays, say medical schemes and private hospitals

Covid-19 cases climb to 73,533 in SA with 88 more deaths

South Africa recorded 88 more Covid-19 related deaths over the past 24 hours.

Covid-19 claims 69 more lives in SA

Thirty-six of the fatalities were from the Western Cape, 24 from Gauteng and nine from the Eastern Cape

Western Cape Covid-19 testing backlog should soon be eliminated

The state laboratory has dramatically improved its turnaround time for the province, which accounts for 65% of the cases reported to date

Covid-19 test backlog is easing, NHLS tells parliament

National Health Laboratory Service battles increased demand for testing as SA’s Covid-19 epidemic grows

Call for SA to change its virus-testing strategy

Shortage of tests and lack of capacity to process them is thwarting the drive to halt spread of coronavirus

This week’s 10 must-read Covid-19 articles

As the world economies start to reopen, SA is battling with the legality of its own government’s lockdown restrictions

Changing patient priorities: Covid-19’s impact on chronic conditions and elective surgeries

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