Covid-19

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

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News | 26 March 2020

Covid-19: Why testing takes time and what to expect

There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in the testing labs than most patients realise

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Science | 25 March 2020

Covid-19: It’s hard to wash your hands when 380 families share three taps

“If I use the one bucket of water to do laundry then I remain without water to cook and wash hands”

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News | 25 March 2020

Covid-19: Open letter to President Ramaphosa

Coalition of unions, co-ops and other organisations demand protection for precarious workers

Opinion | 24 March 2020

How a Cape Town group is helping neighbourhoods fight Covid-19

As confirmed cases pass 400, we all need to do our part

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News | 23 March 2020

Covid-19: Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to “rescue boys” in illegal schools, says Provincial Chair of House of Traditional leaders

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News | 23 March 2020

Covid-19: Housing activists call for halt to evictions

“The current business as usual response … does not consider the communicable nature of Covid-19”

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News | 21 March 2020

Christiaan Barnard Memorial wasn’t ready to accept Covid-19 patient

Woman is now being treated in Groote Schuur

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News | 20 March 2020

“If employers tell domestic workers to stay home, they must still get paid” says union

Department of Labour says provisions are being made to safeguard employees forced to take leave amid Covid-19 fears

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News | 20 March 2020

Covid-19: Makhanda residents and Red Cross concerned over water scarcity

Makana municipality says it does not have enough water to stop cuts

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Brief | 19 March 2020

Covid-19: Here’s what occupations in Cape Town are doing in response to the pandemic

Woodstock Hospital is well prepared, but occupiers at Central Methodist Church and Helen Bowden Nurses Home are at great risk

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News | 19 March 2020

Covid-19: Taxi commuters anxious about pandemic

City of Cape Town says it will implement a number of precautionary measures at public transport interchanges in the coming days

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News | 18 March 2020

Eviction hearings to continue during Covid-19 epidemic

It will be business as usual at most courts

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Brief | 17 March 2020

Covid-19: Why “test, test, test” is easier said than done

Both money and logistics are barriers to scaling up the number of tests for the novel coronavirus

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Science | 17 March 2020

Covid-19: Nursing homes face major challenges

Elderly and frail at a higher risk from Covid-19

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News | 17 March 2020

Covid-19: The world’s unprecedented experiment

From this disaster we can emerge better

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GroundView | 17 March 2020