South African Covid-19 News and Discussions

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Polymathic

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The original Covid-19 thread is getting a bit too hard to follow especially if you are only looking for local updates and news. Posts are

This thread is strictly for news, updates and discussions that have directly to do with South Africa (and neighboring countries) only.

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA now at seven — all from the Italy group

The number of people in South Africa who have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has now grown from three confirmed cases to seven and are part of the group of 10 people that had recently travelled to Italy. The latest group of four are from KwaZulu-Natal and between the ages of 38 and 45 years old.


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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA now at seven — all from the Italy group

The number of people in South Africa who have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has now grown from three confirmed cases to seven and are part of the group of 10 people that had recently travelled to Italy. The latest group of four are from KwaZulu-Natal and between the ages of 38 and 45 years old.


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Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA now at seven — all from the Italy group

The number of people in South Africa who have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has now grown from three confirmed cases to seven and are part of the group of 10 people that had recently travelled to Italy. The latest group of four are from KwaZulu-Natal and between the ages of 38 and 45 years old.


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Been the case since about 14:00 yesterday /yawn.
 

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The minister urged the public not to be “anxious” and begin panic-buying items such as hand sanitiser. He said this was unnecessary and that soap and water did exactly the same job as hand sanitisers.

Ok, thanks, I will follow this advice as soon as I have a basin and water supply installed in my car.
 

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Durban - A Durban woman who was arrested for fraud at King Shaka International Airport and thereafter 'joked' she had coronavirus has been released on R5 000 bail and ordered to remain in isolation.

The 55-year-old Umhlanga woman was returning from India when police nabbed her shortly after landing.

 

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Durban - Another coronavirus WhatsApp message has left the Chatsworth community in a panic.

The provincial chairperson of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) in Kwazulu-Natal was inundated with numerous calls with a circulated WhatsApp message regarding coronavirus patients in RK Khan Hospital in Chatsworth.

The WhatsApp messages appeared to be a chat between nurses, which started with the word corona.

Jameel Essop, chairperson of the ACDP, said upon receiving the news, he contacted the senior nurse who said: “... that there were two people that visited the hospital on the weekend after returning from Australia with symptoms of fever. As protocol, they were quarantined and tested. Those results are pending and the patients were sent home for self quarantine as a matter of safety.”

The nurse told Essop that another patient had entered the hospital on Monday with similar symptoms and the same procedure was followed.

Essop said they called on the management and staff of the hospital to deal with the matter seriously and the spreading of news must be prohibited to avoid panic.

“We call on the public to avoid panic and spreading of fake news. In this critical moment as a country, we must take caution and apply the necessary disinfectants to keep ourselves safe,” said Essop

 

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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku said on Tuesday that a South African patient who tested positive for COVID-19 would be discharged from a Joburg hospital.

The 37-year-old woman was being treated at the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, which was one of the Gauteng facilities chosen to strictly deal with COVID-19.

 

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6 more confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that six more cases of coronavirus have been found in South Africa, taking the total number of infected up to 13.

The patients are from Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape, where they travelled from Europe. They include:

  • A 33 year old female in Gauteng who had travelled to Italy;
  • A 34-year old male in Gauteng who had travelled to Germany;
  • A 33 year old female in Gauteng who had travelled to Germany;
  • A 57 year old male in Gauteng who had travelled to Austria and Italy;
  • A 40 year old male from KZN who had travelled to Portugal;
  • A 36 year old male from the Western Cape who had travelled to multiple countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.
“All the patients have now been advised. Those who are symptomatic have started receiving treatment. Some of these patients are already in hospital while some, specifically those who are asymptomatic are in self quarantine.

“Contact tracing has also started for all these cases,” the department said in a statement.
 

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So there's going to be a new article for each new case.

Call me when we reach 1000.
 
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