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Despite the lockdown success, we’re far from done with COVID-19

Despite the lockdown success, we’re far from done with COVID-19

OpinionThe curve is flat, but new modelling shows that a return to normal could bring the virus back unless we remain vigilant about social distancing.Stephen DuckettContributorIt has been five months since the first coronavirus case in Australia. Since then, the combined efforts of the federal and state governments, and the people they represent, have prevented…

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Covid-19 lockdown must be eased to avoid Ireland returning to the 1980s

Covid-19 lockdown must be eased to avoid Ireland returning to the 1980s

If the Government doesn’t move to ease the lockdown measures soon the country will find itself in the worst of all possible worlds: ever increasing damage to the economy and society accompanied by mass disobedience that will make a mockery of the rules in any case. Already it is clear from cursory observation that public…

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Lockdown and other interventions potentially saved 20 000 lives

Lockdown and other interventions potentially saved 20 000 lives

Government interventions, including the travel ban and lockdown, have potentially averted at least 20 000 deaths, says a top scientist.Professor Tulio de Oliviera, a bioinformatician and director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (Krisp) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, said the basic reproductive number of the infection had also slowed from three to…

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Lockdown: Separated parents allowed to move kids between houses

Lockdown: Separated parents allowed to move kids between houses

Separated parents are now allowed to move their children between houses during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, provided they meet certain legal requirements.While government had previously been unclear about the issue, new regulations regarding the matter were gazetted on Tuesday.Separated or divorced parents who want to move their children between them during the lockdown, will need…

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Lockdown: Day one in Cape Town in pictures

Lockdown: Day one in Cape Town in pictures

Cape Town's main roads were eerily quiet on Friday morning, the first day of the three-week lockdown ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa to suppress the Covid-19 pandemic.The Department of Transport issued a statement, saying 22 347 traffic officers have been deployed across the country to "ensure compliance with the published regulations".With the lockdown in place,…

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