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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | All schools linked with clinics to fight Covid-19

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.

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.

-REUTERS

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