Tiger with COVID-19 gets meds, TLC from New York’s Bronx Zoo keepers

Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.

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Arms firm Denel to produce ventilators in coronavirus fight

South Africa’s Denel will design and develop medical ventilators in partnership with other state-owned entities, research bodies and medical technology companies to help treat coronavirus patients, the state arms and technology company said on Sunday.

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SA scientists discover COVID-19 genome that could help curb the spread of the virus

Scientists in South Africa say they have sequenced the coronavirus genome in the country and this will assist South Africa in tracking the local spread of COVID-19.

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Masks should be prioritised for health workers to avoid shortage against coronavirus: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) voiced concern on Monday that the wearing of medical masks by the general public could exacerbate the shortage for health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Challenges posed by HIV, TB in the fight against COVID-19 under the spotlight

Fears of an imminent COVID-19 catastrophe drove government to put the country under national lockdown for three weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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SA makes more spectrum available to meet internet demand

South African telecommunications regulator ICASA announced on Monday an emergency release of broadband spectrum to meet a spike in internet demand during alockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Relief for Mpumalanga residents after years of water struggle

Residents of Jerusalem, north of White River in Mpumalanga, will now have clean drinking water following the drilling of six boreholes in the area by the Water Affairs and Sanitation department.

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SAMA expected to approach the High Court on Monday

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is expected to approach the High Court in Polokwane, on Monday, to make an urgent application against the Limpopo Health Department with regard to the isolation of two doctors allegedly against their will.

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‘Doctors with COVID-19 acted irresponsibly by letting domestic worker come to work’

The Limpopo Health Department says the two doctors at the centre of its dispute with the South African Medical Association (SAMA), acted irresponsibly while self-isolating, in letting their domestic worker come to work after they had tested positive for the coronavirus.  

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Mkhize called to intervene in dispute over forced quarantine of two doctors

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has requested Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to intervene in a dispute with the Limpopo Health Department over the forced quarantine of two doctors who tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Number of coronavirus intensive care patients in Italy drops for first time

Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.

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Eastern Cape rural learners want to go back to school despite national lockdown

The Department of Education’s Online Education programme seems to be a complete failure for some learners in rural areas of the Eastern Cape.

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Call for communities to monitor water levels as rain falls

Emergency service personnel have called on communities, especially those in low-lying areas including informal settlements, to monitor water levels and move to higher ground when necessary.

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