Philip Morris helps smokers quit smoking the ordinary cigarette

“PMI is a pioneer in innovative heated tobacco products. These products have the potential to be less harmful to smokers who switch completely and abandon cigarette smoking,” according to Rishaad Hajee, Head of Corporate Communications at Philip Morris South Africa. “Based on PMI’s scientific evidence…

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SAPS WARNS THE PUBLIC AGAINST PURCHASING FAKE COVID-19 VACCINES

The South African Police Service is advising members of the public to be wary of unscrupulous persons that are selling vaccines for Covid-19. This warning follows the swift action by the police in November last year which resulted in a raid of a warehouse and…

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UNREGISTERED MEDICINES WORTH R126 MILLION RANDS SEIZED AT OR TAMBO AIRPORT

In yet another major breakthrough in clamping down the illegal importation of unregistered medicines, members of the South African Police Service(SAPS) at the OR Tambo International Airport have seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million rand. The unregistered medicines which are believed…

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HAWKS INTERCEPT DRUG CONSIGNMENT DESTINED FOR CAPE TOWN

WESTERN CAPE - The Serious Organised Crime Investigating team of the Hawks in George together with K9 unit, Crime Intelligence and Provincial Organised Crime reacted promptly on information about a bakkie traveling from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town loaded with mandrax tablets. A vehicle matching…

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COVID-19 Infection and death statistics Global WHO Situational Reports

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update and Weekly Operational Updates are published here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports The Weekly Epidemiological Update provides an overview of the global, regional and country-level COVID-19 cases and deaths, highlighting key data and trends; as well as other pertinent epidemiological information concerning the…

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Tobacco and COVID-19 WHO Statement

Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean and Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo, Head Secretariat of the WHO FCTC 25 January 2021 2020 will be remembered as the year everything changed due to the COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, 17 countries in the WHO…

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TWO ATP CHALLENGER EVENTS CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AFRICA IN EARLY 2021

International men’s tennis returns to South Africa, under strict COVID-19 protocols, with the news that Tennis South Africa (TSA) will be hosting two weeks of back-to-back ATP Challenger events in early 2021. The two ATP Challenger 80 events will take place in a COVID-19 bio-bubble…

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ILANA KLOSS INTERNATIONAL EVENTS RETURN TO SA IN 2021

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has confirmed that the Ilana Kloss International – two weeks of back-to-back International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour events for women - will be taking place, under strict COVID-19 protocols, in February 2021. The two $25 000 prize money events,…

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Doctors Without Borders Calls for Development of a National COVID-19 Rapid Response System

StaffingWith infection surges in hotspots expected, swift assignment of COVID-19 experienced doctors and nurses is crucial to under-resourced areas After sending a team of health care workers to assist hospitals facing a COVID-19 crisis in Eastern Cape, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging the National…

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