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  • High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral March 28, 2020
    Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law The post High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • South Africa has been junked March 28, 2020
    Treasury says the credit ratings downgrade “could not have come at a worse time”, as country enters a 21-day Covid-19 lockdown with little money saved up The post South Africa has been junked appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • How to tackle Covid-19 in informal settlements March 27, 2020
    It’s difficult to enforce a lockdown in informal settlements, and social distancing may be impossible. New ideas are needed The post How to tackle Covid-19 in informal settlements appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • The coronavirus outbreak through the eyes of a South African doctor in Seattle March 27, 2020
    The coronavirus outbreak through the eyes of a South African doctor in Seattle The post The coronavirus outbreak through the eyes of a South African doctor in Seattle appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi March 27, 2020
    A religious and nationalist agenda has replaced the promise of development and left India ill-equipped to manage the pandemic The post Surviving Covid-19 — and Modi appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine March 27, 2020
    The death comes after complaints of deplorable conditions at the quarantine center where she was housed The post South African woman takes her own life in Kenyan quarantine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Covid-19 lockdown chaos for homeless people left in limbo March 27, 2020
    Bullets also fired indiscriminately at people in the inner city, homeless or not The post Covid-19 lockdown chaos for homeless people left in limbo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters March 27, 2020
    During Cyclone Idai, responses were hampered by a shortage of reliable information. This has worrying implications for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic The post Southern Africa’s dangerous information gap exacerbates natural disasters appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge March 27, 2020
    Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in Zimbabwe could not have been much worse The post South Africa’s lockdown may push Zimbabwe to the edge appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
  • The Covid-19 view from rural Eastern Cape: ‘The virus is still far from us’ March 27, 2020
    In one part of the rural Eastern Cape, some people say they are continuing with life as normal; others did not hear or watch the president’s lockdown announcement because they had no electricity The post The Covid-19 view from rural Eastern Cape: ‘The virus is still far from us’ appeared first on The Mail & […]

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  • S.Korea reports 146 new coronavirus cases, highest in a week March 28, 2020
    South Korea reported 146 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number in a week, its disease control agency said on Saturday, with the country suffering a rise in imported cases from Europe and the United States during recent days. The post S.Korea reports 146 new coronavirus cases, highest in a week appeared first on […]
  • As US virus cases exceed 100 000, doctors decry scarcity of drugs and equipment March 28, 2020
    Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the US coronavirus crisis pleaded on Friday for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the sum of known US infections climbed well past 100 000, with more than 1 600 dead. The post As US virus cases exceed […]
  • Australia tightens quarantine rules to combat coronavirus, warns of fines March 28, 2020
    Australian troops will begin on Saturday taking citizens returning from overseas to compulsory quarantine places to prevent spread of the coronavirus, as Victoria officials closed beaches on a warm autumn day amid public resistance, warning of fines. The post Australia tightens quarantine rules to combat coronavirus, warns of fines appeared first on SABC News - […]
  • China reports no local virus transmissions as foreigners barred March 28, 2020
    China on Saturday reported no locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the previous day and a small reduction in new cases involving travellers from overseas, as new restrictions on the entry of foreigners kicked in. The post China reports no local virus transmissions as foreigners barred appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, […]
  • France extends lockdown to April 15 as coronavirus wave swamps Paris March 27, 2020
    France will extend a national lockdown until April 15 after reporting its biggest daily death toll from coronavirus, its prime minister said on Friday, and officials warned that hospitals around Paris could be overwhelmed in 48-hours. The post France extends lockdown to April 15 as coronavirus wave swamps Paris appeared first on SABC News - […]
  • British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus March 27, 2020
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak. The post British PM Johnson tests positive for coronavirus appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news […]
  • S Korea pleads with residents to stay in isolation as coronavirus cases spread March 27, 2020
    Authorities in South Korea pleaded with residents on Friday to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings as new coronavirus cases hovered close to 100 per day. The post S Korea pleads with residents to stay in isolation as coronavirus cases spread appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage […]
  • Too close? Singapore’s new virus-fighting rules could lead to prison March 27, 2020
    Anyone caught breaking Singapore’s social distancing rules can land themselves in prison from Friday after the city-state made it an offence for a person to intentionally stand close to another person as part of its coronavirus defense. The post Too close? Singapore’s new virus-fighting rules could lead to prison appeared first on SABC News - […]
  • Mainland China reports first local coronavirus transmission in three days March 27, 2020
    Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights fearing travellers could reignite the coronavirus outbreak. The post Mainland China reports first local coronavirus transmission in three days appeared first on SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, […]
  • France’s Macron says he and Trump preparing an initiative on coronavirus crisis: Twitter March 27, 2020
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he had a “very good discussion” with US President Donald Trump over the coronavirus crisis and that the two were preparing a new initiative to combat the pandemic. The post France’s Macron says he and Trump preparing an initiative on coronavirus crisis: Twitter appeared first on SABC […]