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Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its main campus a day earlier in the hopes of being accepted to study.   DUT said that a “significant number” of prospective students had gathered at the Steve Biko Sports Centre overnight […] The post Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Why Scientists Are Very Worried About the Variant From Brazil

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: New coronavirus variants seem to be cropping up everywhere. There's one from the U.K., which is more contagious and already circulating in the United States. There's one from South Africa, which is forcing Moderna and Pfizer to reformulate their COVID-19 vaccines and create "booster" shots, just to make sure the vaccines maintain their efficacies. But for some scientists, the most worrying variant might be the newest one. A variant called P.1, which ...
Tags: England, Tech, United States, South Africa, Harvard University, Brazil, Npr, Pfizer, Manaus, Gupta, University of KwaZulu Natal, Ravi Gupta, Manaus Brazil, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Moderna, Penny Moore


Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, so Moderna and Pfizer are upgrading their shots

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. Moderna said its vacc...
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Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, research shows. People may also face a risk of reinfection.

A volunteer receives an injection for a potential COVID-19 vaccine at the Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa on June 28, 2020. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against a more infectious version of the coronavirus first found in South Africa. New research shows the mutated strain can evade the antibodies developed in response to vaccination or infection with the original version of the coronavirus. But Pfizer has said i...
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The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious virus variant first found in UK, a new study shows

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine works against the contagious coronavirus variant first found in the UK, an early study shows. Researchers studied lab-made versions of both the original coronavirus and the variant, which has spread around the world. Whilst the results are reassuring, they have not yet been peer-reviewed. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The COVID-19 shot co-developed by Pfizer and BioNTech works against the...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Moore, US Israel, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, BioNtech, Penny Moore


Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand

According to data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the past two weeks have seen more than 650 patients having to be put on ventilators The post Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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No proof of Covid-19 reinfection, yet

Some people report testing positive for Covid-19 after initially having the disease and then testing negative. Scientists are still trying to understand if this means that reinfection is possible The post No proof of Covid-19 reinfection, yet appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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South Africa: Is COVID-19 Force Majeur Or Breach Of Contract? - Adams & Adams

On the 5th of March 2020, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that South Africa's first suspected case of COVID-19 had tested positive.
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Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow

As the country hunkers down for a second week of lockdown, how reliable is the data available and will it enable a sound decision for whether South Africans can leave their homes on April 16? The post Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, National, World Health Organisation, Cyril Ramaphosa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, NiCd, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, coronavirus South Africa, Corona Lead, National Lockdown


South Africa: COVID-19 | Force Majeure Or Breach Of Contract? - Adams & Adams

On the 5th of March 2020, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that South Africa's first suspected case of COVID-19 had tested positive.
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South Africa to Tap Phone Data to Prepare for Coronavirus Case Spikes

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s biggest mobile phone companies have been asked to help track the movement of people days before a national lock-down as authorities grow concerned that they may spread the coronavirus to remote parts of the country.The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, which is spearheading the government’s response to the outbreak, wants the information so that it can better prepare for the next areas most at risk. So far, most confirmed cases have been in or near major...
Tags: Europe, News, Bloomberg, World, South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Cyril Ramaphosa, Begg, Stellenbosch University, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, NiCd, Vodacom Group Ltd, Byron Kennedy


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action The post Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Who qualifies for Covid-19 testing?

Not everyone can get tested for the coronavirus. There are structures in place guiding health practitioners when it comes to screening patients for testing The post Who qualifies for Covid-19 testing? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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What you need to know about Covid-19 to protect yourself

The Mail & Guardian asked the experts for more information about Covid-19 — and how best to take care of yourself and your loved ones The post What you need to know about Covid-19 to protect yourself appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Timeline: Ramping up coronavirus testing

South Africa’s Covid-19 testing team has ramped tests up, with 3 500 conducted on Sunday alone The post Timeline: Ramping up coronavirus testing appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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‘Protect your workers’ against coronavirus

The labour department has called on employers to implement measures to minimise threat of Covid-19 to South Africa’s workforce The post ‘Protect your workers’ against coronavirus appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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South Africa Declares Disaster as Coronavirus Cases Increase

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa declared a national state of disaster over the coronavirus outbreak and announced the continent’s most drastic measures yet to curb its spread. Stocks slumped to a six-year low, bonds fell and the rand weakened.The government is imposing travel bans on some nationals, shutting schools and banning public gatherings of more than 100 people, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday in a televised address to the nation, after an emergency cabinet meeting. The state is also f...
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Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus

Following several other countries, South Africa will send learners home this week The post Ramaphosa closes schools as country grapples with coronavirus appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Schools, Kenya, Easter, Wits University, Kwazulu Natal, Blade Nzimande, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Department of Higher Education, University of Witwatersrand, Sandton, Ahmed Bawa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Top Six


LIVE: Our guide to the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa

There are still no reported cases of death resulting from Covid-19 in the country and no local transmissions The post LIVE: Our guide to the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Concern that hospitals won’t be able to cope with Covid-19

If nothing changes and infections continue to increase at the current rate, South African healthcare facilities could be further overwhelmed The post Concern that hospitals won’t be able to cope with Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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One case is no reason to panic, says communicable disease control

But take the threat seriously and prepare for a community outbreak, says professor Cheryl Cohen The post One case is no reason to panic, says communicable disease control appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Infectious Diseases, National, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Top Six, Coronavirus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Cheryl Cohen, coronavirus South Africa


First SA corona patient, doctor, and family in quarantine

The health minister is positive that all those who came into contact with the infected Durban man will be identified and quarantined The post First SA corona patient, doctor, and family in quarantine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, National, Durban, Hiv/aids, Cyril Ramaphosa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Cheryl Cohen


Coronavirus: 151 people to return to South Africa from China in about seven days

They have not been diagnosed with the coronavirus and the health department says there’s no need for citizens to panic The post Coronavirus: 151 people to return to South Africa from China in about seven days appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Coronavirus: 151 people to return to South Africa from China within two weeks

They have not been diagnosed with the coronavirus and the health department says there’s no need for citizens to panic The post Coronavirus: 151 people to return to South Africa from China within two weeks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Two South Africans infected on coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise ship

Government was alerted that 12 South Africans were among the crew members on board the ship only at the end of their quarantine The post Two South Africans infected on coronavirus-hit Japanese cruise ship appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Airlines and Airports Across the World Are Working to Limit the Spread of Deadly Coronavirus. Here’s What to Know

Airports and airlines are stepping up efforts to protect staff and passengers amid heightened concern over the outbreak of a deadly virus originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan. At least 17 people have died with close to 500 infected, including the first confirmed case in the U.S. The level of alarm is rising as the coronavirus spreads. China said it will conduct nationwide screening and improve monitoring of transportation links for the Lunar New Year holidays, which start at the end o...
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Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola - How a Global and Local Response Has Been Mobilised

[The Conversation Africa] The number of confirmed cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has increased but health authorities are confident that the outbreak can be contained. At least 17 people have died, according to the country's health ministry. Nevashan Govender from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases spoke to Health and Medicine Editor Candice Bailey about what's needed to contain the outbreak.
Tags: News, Africa, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Congo Kinshasa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Candice Bailey, Nevashan Govender


South Africa:Six Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On in #Listeriosis Scare

[Bhekisisa] The head of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases' listeria investigation, Juno Thomas, tells us which foods to bin and how.
Tags: News, South Africa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Listeriosis Scare, Juno Thomas


Why it's still worth getting the flu vaccine this year

Sibongile Walaza, University of the Witwatersrand Influenza, more commonly known as flu, kills between 6,000 and 11,000 South Africans every year. About half of those deaths are in the elderly and about 30% in HIV-infected people. During the flu season in South Africa about 14% of patients hospitalised for pneumonia and 25% of patients with flu-like illnesses test positive for flu. The flu vaccine - which prevents one from getting flu - should ideally be taken between March and June, before t...
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Why it's still worth getting the flu vaccine this year

Sibongile Walaza, University of the Witwatersrand Influenza, more commonly known as flu, kills between 6,000 and 11,000 South Africans every year. About half of those deaths are in the elderly and about 30% in HIV-infected people. During the flu season in South Africa about 14% of patients hospitalised for pneumonia and 25% of patients with flu-like illnesses test positive for flu. The flu vaccine - which prevents one from getting flu - should ideally be taken between March and June, before t...
Tags: News, Africa, South Africa, World Health Organisation, Huffington Post, The Conversation Africa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases