COVID-19 Updates

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The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a state of disaster in South Africa (15 March 2020). As the number of known cases rises in South Africa, we look to understand prevention, treatment options and the social impact of the outbreak. For the latest news and updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, visit, call 0800 029 999 or whatsapp 0600 123 456.

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Political Analyst, Mpumelelo Mkhabela

1. The army and its role in the lockdown. What does the incidents of harsh
treatment of civilians caught disobeying the lockdown rules tell us about
the army?

2. The joint criticism of Tito Mboweni by the ANC and its alliance partners
have complained to the president about Tito's apparent plan to approach
IMF for Covid-19 related funding. There is certainly more to this letter and
Ramaphosa is on the spotlight again about where he stands on economic

#CORONAHOPE "SHOUT4MASKS" - Kabelo Mabalane, SHOUT Co-founder

SHOUT throws lifeline to frontline healthcare workers battling with dire mask shortage in fight against covid-19. In an emergency shout out to all South Africans and corporates SHOUT SA have created a new public service initiative with SMD Technologies called SHOUT4MASKS ( to help raise money to buy masks directly from factories to avoid profiteering middle men in order to urgently get them to healthcarers + patients.

#LOCKDOWN Check Ins with Gail Goliath (Jason Goliath's Mom)

For the duration of the lockdown, Kaya FM will be checking in on Afropolitans on how they are managing the lockdown. The idea is for us to have a sense of their daily activities. Many Afropolitans have committed to learning skills or exercising or catching up on reading etc during the lockdown and this is an opportunity to see how they are managing.

Patterson Bannoh, independent driver for tourist in Ghana

How Covid-19 affects the travel and tourism industry and livelihood of independent tourist drivers in Ghana. The coronavirus epidemic is putting up to 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector at risk, with travel likely to slump by a quarter this year, experts predict that once the outbreak is over, it could take up to 10 months for the industry to recover.

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