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Lockdown fallout: Mkhize defends strategy as scientists are reprimanded for speaking out

Lockdown fallout: Mkhize defends strategy as scientists are reprimanded for speaking out

The Department of Health has moved swiftly to crack down on dissent among the ranks of expert scientific advisors who criticised the Covid-19 lockdown over the last 48 hours.Experts advising government who have voiced criticism over the implementation of certain lockdown regulations and the phased easing approach faced a hard-nosed dressing down from health officials… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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,… Read More »