Category: Health & Social Policy

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South Africa begins 21-day lockdown to “save millions” from coronavirusSouth Africa begins 21-day lockdown to “save millions” from coronavirus

Read South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement announcing a 21-day lockdown "to save millions of South Africans from infection and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people", issued March 23, 2020, after South Africa had experienced a six-fold increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in just eight days.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa outlines South Africa’s “drastic measures” to combat the coronavirus pandemicPresident Cyril Ramaphosa outlines South Africa’s “drastic measures” to combat the coronavirus pandemic

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's statement declaring the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 a "national state of disaster" and outlining South Africa's "urgent and drastic" measures to combat the pandemic, issued Sunday, March 15, 2020, when SA had 61 confirmed cases. Five days later, the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in

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