A new comic will help learners navigate everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic and understand critical public health messages. The comic book also emphasises the needs of children with special needs.
As the Covid-19 daily infection rate lowers, Gauteng is closing its field hospitals. Nasrec will remain open until January next year as authorities consider the possibility of a second wave over the festive season.
While Covid-19 has a high recovery rate, the experiences of those of who have been infected differ greatly. Survivors not only experienced the physical effects of the virus, but the mental strain too.
The WHO report shows that TB deaths could increase if diagnosis and treatment are disrupted for three consecutive months. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced governments to divert resources away from TB.
With almost 35 million infected by the virus and over one million deaths around the world, the Covid-19 has spread in different ways across various counties, says WHO. The national response has a lot to do with this.
A preliminary study of Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Africa shows patients with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma are at far greater risk. What’s more, the focus on the pandemic has disrupted care for these non-communicable diseases.
This year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Dr John Nkengasong the 2020 Goalkeeper Award. The prize recognises his role in curbing the spread of the coronavirus in Africa and his efforts to secure vaccines.
A study in the United Kingdom finds that people are willing to ignore social distancing requirements when in the company of those who wore masks. South Africans also said masks made them feel safer.