#Covid-19: Giving birth during  a pandemic creates a slew of challenges

#Covid-19: Giving birth during a pandemic creates a slew of challenges

Labour and the first few weeks of a baby’s life are already a time of great vulnerability. For mothers who gave birth during the Covid-19 pandemic, this time was even more challenging.

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Setting fire to desks with sanitiser and other pandemic risks as schools reopen

Setting fire to desks with sanitiser and other pandemic risks as schools reopen

Teachers have shared some of their challenges as schools reopened on 15 February, including fears of the pandemic spreading and students setting desks fire with hand sanitiser.

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Spare a thought for EMS workers as Covid-19 rages, says federation president

Spare a thought for EMS workers as Covid-19 rages, says federation president

With increased calls, very sick patients and stepping in as intensive care providers, emergency service workers have been at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic. Often at their own peril.

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Some food prices actually dropped in January, but people are short of cash

Some food prices actually dropped in January, but people are short of cash

Potatoes may be cheaper but the price of ginger and garlic has surged due to home remedies to boos the immune system. The pandemic led to record highs for food prices in 2020, and even as prices dip, South Africans can’t afford it.

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“My worst fears had come true”- a young person’s rendezvous with Covid-19

“My worst fears had come true”- a young person’s rendezvous with Covid-19

With South Africa’s Covid-19 cases nearing the 900 000 mark, Health-e News virtually sat down with a graduate student from the University of Cape Town (UCT). lance-selae august recently tested positive for COVID-19 despite taking necessary precautions.

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