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Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 08/08/2020 02:09:32

The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.

Fury as corruption scandals undermine South Africa's coronavirus fight (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 07/08/2020 14:44:38

'Aggressive action' needed as Africa coronavirus cases pass 1m (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 07/08/2020 09:34:59

South Africa has more than half of all Covid-19 cases, while Tanzania's lack of data is a "concern".

'I was outnumbered by the popcorn sellers': cinema-going around the world in the Covid era (source — www.theguardian.com) 07/08/2020 08:00:28

As Disney puts its Mulan remake straight to the small screen, cinemas need to prove to audiences they’re safe. Our writers braved screenings from Beijing to Belfast to try and find outCoronavirus – la...

Thousands of new graves are pictured in South Africa cemetery as Covid deaths pass 8,000 with fears true toll is higher (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 07/08/2020 01:23:00

GRAVEDIGGERS in South Africa are working furiously to dig mass graves as the country’s coronavirus crisis deepens. Chilling images have emerged showing rows and rows of empty graves as the count...

Thousands of freshly filled graves packed in Johannesburg cemetery as Covid deaths pass 8,000 and death toll spikes (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 07/08/2020 01:04:41

GRAVEDIGGERS in South Africa are working furiously to prepare for rocketing death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. Chilling images have emerged showing rows and rows of empty graves as the country’...

Coronavirus live news: France records biggest daily case rise since May; WHO surge team arrives in South Africa (source — www.theguardian.com) 06/08/2020 12:13:54

France reports nearly 1,700 new infections in 24 hours; WHO team arrives in South Africa; Florida tops 500,000 casesWHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Tru...

Coronavirus live news: France sees biggest daily case rise since May; WHO surge team arrives in South Africa (source — www.theguardian.com) 06/08/2020 11:53:04

France records nearly 1,700 new infections in 24 hours; WHO team arrives in South Africa; Florida tops 500,000 casesWHO surge team arrives in South AfricaGlobal deaths pass 700,000Facebook removes Tru...

Coronavirus live news: WHO surge team arrives in South Africa as global deaths top 700,000 (source — www.theguardian.com) 06/08/2020 01:57:25

Florida tops 500,000 cases; Spain sees highest post-lockdown cases; Italy threatens to ban Ryanair. Follow the latest updates Australia suffers its deadliest day of pandemicFrance ‘could lose control ...

South Africa says vigilance must remain amid decrease in new Covid-19 cases (source — www.independent.ie) 05/08/2020 11:42:31

South Africa’s health minister has reported decreasing rates of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 but warned that vigilance must continue “to prevent a renewed surge”.

Helpful information

How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue immediately in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face - nose, mouth and eyes.
  • Clean and desinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects. You can use sanitizer gel for this. Buy here one.
  • Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer gel if you haven’t got access to water.
Coronavirus symptoms
Common symptoms:
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties
In more severe cases:
  • Pneumonia
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome
  • Kidney failure
  • Death