A Twitter user’s thread on panicking during the Covid-19 pandemic has gone viral.
On Wednesday SA had 116 cases.
As officials are tracing people who have come into contact with those who have tested positive, debate on dealing with the virus in SA has dominated social media.
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The number of cases of Covid-19 in SA has risen to 116.
According to the health ministry, there has been an increase of 31 new cases since Tuesday night’s announcement of 85 cases.
“Today we have a further increase of six local transmission cases. As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected,” health minister Dr Zweli Mhkize said.
Continue reading Covid-19 infections in SA climb to 116
Herman Mashaba has praised Pick n Pay for launching special shopping hours for pensioners older than 65 because of the coronavirus.
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Highly indebted regional airline SA Express on Wednesday announced it was suspending operations with immediate effect.
SAX has accumulated losses estimated at R1.2bn in the past decade.
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Hand sanitisers could be dispensed at minibus taxi ranks under Cape Town’s plan to protect public transport passengers from the coronavirus.
Standing room on MyCiTi buses will be limited to half the normal number of passengers, where possible, to maintain “social distance”, the city council’s mayoral committee member for transport, Felicity Purchase, said on Tuesday.
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Amy Pittaway was on board the Airbus A340-600 carrying South Africans coming home from Wuhan, China, on Saturday. The mission saw at least 114 South Africans repatriated from the coronavirus epicentre. Pittaway takes us on her journey from Wuhan back to South Africa.
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Cape wine estates close over coronavirus
Several top wine estates in the Cape winelands have shut some or all of their operations after a member of a Dutch wine tour – which visited 30 estates and venues during a 10-day trip – tested positive for Covid-19 at the weekend.
“He’s probably the Patient Zero of the Winelands,” said Karl Lambour, general manager of Tokara Wine and Olive Estate in Stellenbosch.
Continue reading Covid-19 live updates: Gautrain bus services suspended in Rosebank
All Gautrain buses in Rosebank, Johannesburg, were cancelled on Tuesday morning after drivers raised concerns about Covid-19.
“Some of our drivers have expressed concern about the coronavirus.
“Management is engaging with them and, as a result, there is no bus service in Rosebank,” Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager said.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has reached 62.
Continue reading Driver safety amid Covid-19: Gautrain bus services suspended in Rosebank
Amanda du-Pont has been accused of “recklessness” after she posted on social media that she was heading to Turkey amid the spread of coronavirus and encouraged people on her platforms to do the same.
Continue reading Amanda du-Pont dragged for ‘tone deaf’ post about flying to Turkey amid coronavirus