COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | All schools linked with clinics to fight Covid-19
August 06 2020 - 10:48
Basic education links schools with clinics
The department of basic education said it has linked all schools to a clinic with an aim to assist the learning institutions when children or teachers show symptoms of Covid-19.
We have linked up every school to a health clinic and a named school health nurse. This so that when we find cases of children or educators who are symptomatic, we can take the necessary action#BackToSchoolSA #DBE pic.twitter.com/TEWwhxVpIa— Dep. Basic Education (@DBE_SA) August 6, 2020
August 06 2020 - 09:30
Trump social media post removed
Facebook Inc on Wednesday took down a post by U.S. President Donald Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation about the coronavirus. The post contained a video clip, from an interview with Fox & Friends earlier in the day, in which Trump claimed that children are "almost immune" to COVID-19.
"This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19, which is a violation of our policies around harmful COVID misinformation," a Facebook spokesman said.
A tweet containing the video that was posted by the Trump campaign's @TeamTrump account and shared by the president was also later hidden by Twitter Inc for breaking its COVID-19 misinformation rules. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. During a briefing at the White House, Trump repeated his claim that the virus had little impact on children.
August 06 2020 - 09:05
Can Covid-19 be passed through breastfeeding?
August 06 2020 - 06:19
Lockdown be damned! If you’re in rehab, you can have a fag
The Gauteng health department shipped cigarettes to a rehabilitation centre in the midst of the smoking ban, the high court has heard.
It also heard from a recovering drug addict, to illustrate the “unjustifiable and unlawful” ban.Lockdown be damned! If you’re in rehab, you can have a fag
August 06 2020 - 06:10
By wearing a mask, you are sending a message of solidarity and protecting people, especially those most vulnerable, from Covid-19.
Today, we launch a new #WearAMask challenge!By wearing a mask, you are sending a message of solidarity and protecting...Posted by World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
August 06 2020 - 06:00
No need for total alcohol ban, farming organisation to argue in court
In banning the sale of alcohol, the government has failed to strike a balance between ensuring the survival of the wine industry and the goal of protecting the country's health system.
There was also no need to impose a blanket ban on alcohol because the government only wanted to reduce alcohol usage and thereby reduce trauma cases which placed a burden on hospitals.No need for total alcohol ban, farming organisation to argue in court
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 34 989 #COVID19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 8 686 new cases. Regrettably, we report 414 more #COVID19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 9298. Click the link to view the full report https://t.co/6BiOtntRT7 pic.twitter.com/IbO9Lj3Dr1— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 5, 2020