MAIL & GUARDIAN: Coronavirus

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Test backlog skews SA’s corona stats

With thousands of samples still waiting to be processed, labs are racing to ramp up testing to help the government gain a better idea of how prevalent Covid-19 really is

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19

As the country prepares to go into lockdown, residents fear that they may be at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19

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Disquiet on precarious front line

Last week community health workers were described as ‘troops on the ground’. But these front-line workers say they don’t have resources to fight Covid-19 if it rages through townships

New purpose in the face of Covid-19

One company is Durban has turned to producing protective face masks

Esports offer a brave new world

With stadiums shut, clubs and leagues are turning to the video games to stay relevant

Covid-19: Durban old age homes on lockdown

Visits cancelled to residential centres as The Association for the Aged braces for the virus

WHO: Half of Africa’s countries can still avoid a serious outbreak

But only if draconian border closures are accompanied by effective public health interventions

From cholera to corona: The politics of plagues in Africa

What lessons can we learn for today from the 2008-09 cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe?

Who qualifies for Covid-19 testing?

Not everyone can get tested for the coronavirus. There are structures in place guiding health practitioners when it comes to screening patients for testing

The Covid-19 pandemic is a wildcard that will change politics as we know it

The crisis is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for unscrupulous leaders to further their own interests — and they are already taking advantage

Covid-19: Lessons from the zombie apocalypse

Humans are primed to lay the blame for this pandemic at nature’s door, but if we do not wish to reap disaster, we should not sow its seeds

Eusebius McKaiser: A letter to us people who live in the suburbs

The Covid-19 lockdown means wealthy citizens must take a long-overdue look at our privilege. Now is the time for cross-class solidarity

Take a hard look inside yourself

Turning South Africa into an equal country where all people are seen and valued requires white people to unlearn oppressive ways of being

M&G’s latest Covid-19 projections

Covid-19 numbers are prompting disaster declarations and dramatic action across South Africa this week. All steps should be directed by numbers

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