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Health department submits recommendations for tighter lockdown in South Africa

The Department of Health says that it will make recommendations to introduce further lockdown restrictions in a National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Responding to questions from BusinessTech, department of health spokesperson Popo Maja said that the recommendations have been made by scientists on South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC). He added …

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A new booze ban is on the cards as health dept makes lockdown recommendations today

(Getty) The National Coronavirus Command Council is today receiving submissions about the need for tighter lockdown rules as South Africa enters its third wave. A longer curfew, and limits on gatherings, will likely be recommended. A new halt on alcohol sales, or restrictions on when booze may be sold, will also likely be discussed – …

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Stricter lockdown rules proposed by MAC – with a possible move to level 2

The Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee (MAC) has warned that stricter lockdown measures are needed as a third wave is looming. News24 reported that the MAC has raised concerns that large gatherings are contributing to the increase in cases in recent weeks. South Africa has seen a steady increase in Covid-19 cases, with the Free State, …

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NCCC Alcohol Ban and Tighter Lockdown Latest: Meeting on Tuesday

South African bottle stores and tavern owners have pleaded with the government not to push them into poverty with yet another alcohol ban ahead of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Tuesday if the country moves to Level 2 Lockdown soon. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale told The South African that the …

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Why we need to vaccinate prisoners now

Inmates at a South African prison. (Photo: The Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services) Being imprisoned is the punishment — not punitive treatment while in prison. Everyone has the right of access to healthcare — including prisoners. And the Bill of Rights requires humane conditions of detention — including ‘adequate medical treatment’. First published by GroundUp. …

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Fertility Caves Closed – Clarens News

Motouleng Heritage Site, the sacred Fertility Caves between Clarens and Fouriesburg have been closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Police arrived recently and all residents of the largest inhabited overhang in the southern hemisphere were removed from the holy site which is central to traditional sangomas and various esoteric Christian church sects. Environmentally it is …

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South Africa: Tracking Covid-19’s Long-Term Effects on Athletes

A study by South African sport scientists is shedding light on how long it takes to recover from the virus and return to training safely. Its findings can benefit athletes’ mental wellness too. Split seconds after Rikenette Steenkamp pushed off the blocks, she knew she was in trouble. The after-effects of Covid-19 held her body …

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Poor nutrition is a weak foundation for a nation with big dreams

What babies and young children eat is important for their development. If we measure their height and weight as they grow up, we can see if they are on the right track. This information helps to identify children at risk of delayed development and other health problems so that health workers and caregivers can give …

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