COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Push by taxi operators to run at 100% capacity will be paid for in lives

Medical workers conduct nucleic acid tests at a temporary testing site after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China June 30, 2020.
Medical workers conduct nucleic acid tests at a temporary testing site after a new outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China June 30, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

June 30 2020 - 07:14

From fraud allegations to faulty systems - how the UIF Covid-19 relief fund made headlines

Delayed payments, allegations of employers pocketing UIF payments meant for workers and investigations of fraud are some of the reasons why the Covid-19 Temporary Employment Relief Scheme (Ters) dominated headlines last week.

June 30 2020 - 07:14

June 30 2020 - 07:14

IN QUOTES | Cyril Ramaphosa calls for end to stigmatising citizens with Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for unity during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying SA must do away with stigmatising those who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In his latest newsletter, Ramaphosa said gone are the days when anyone could say they do not know anyone infected or affected by the virus.

June 30 2020 - 07:00

A vaccine before the end of 2021? Unlikely, says ‘bearer of bad news’

Get used to masks and social distancing until the end of 2021.

That's the word from chair of the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee, Prof Salim Abdool Karim.

June 30 2020 - 06:30

Private medical sector wants help to fight Covid-19

The private medical sector is willing to participate in the required national response to fight the spread of Covid-19.

June 30 2020 - 06:04

'My husband couldn't breathe': Sars employee loses Covid-19 battle after 29 days on a ventilator

For many South Africans, the Covid-19 statistics released each night are numbers. But for a Durban nurse, one of those numbers has a face - a face that she loved for 28 years.

June 30 2020 - 06:03

Taxis go full throttle to become super-spreaders

A renewed push by taxi operators to run at 100% capacity will be paid for in lives.

This is according to leading SA virologists and healthcare experts.


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