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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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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HPCSA will not be conducting offsite registrations for 2020.

HPCSA will not be conducting offsite registrations for 2020. Alternative arrangements are in place for processing applications for registration during HPCSA peak registration period. MEDICAL INTERNS COMPLETING TRAINING ROTATIONS BY 31 DECEMBER 2020 AND QUALIFY FOR REGISTRATION AS COMMUNITY SERVICE DOCTORS HPCSA has written to…

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SANZAF on the ground in the Eastern Cape as crisis worsens

On Thursday the 3^rd of December 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa tightened COVID-19 rules in the Eastern Cape province where infections are rising the most, curbing movement and gatherings. The Eastern Cape accounts for 53% of new infections and more than half of the total deaths.…

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Second special report on financial management of SA government Covid19 released

Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke today reported significant deficiencies in the procurement and contract management processes of the relief package government redirected in response to the covid-19, but applauded government’s ongoing efforts in fighting the pandemic. Releasing the national audit office’s second real-time audit report on…

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