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 2020-03-31 13:00 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Five days of worship that set a virus time bomb in France...

The prayer meeting kicked off the biggest cluster of COVID-19 in France - one of northern Europe's hardest-hit countries - to date...

 2020-03-31 12:55 

News24

Russians face up to five years jail for spreading false coronavirus news...

Russian lawmakers were set on Tuesday to consider legislation imposing severe punishment - including up to five years in prison - for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:48 

News24

Greek politicians urged to give half their pay to fight virus...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on members of his government and MPs from his party to give up half of their salaries to combat the coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:47 

Uganda Radio Network

LOP Wants Presidential Directives Relaxed...

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at her boardroom, Aol said the President left a lot of unanswered questions after his address. She says for instance that Members of Parliament have been affected since the movement of private cars has been prohibi...

 2020-03-31 12:44 

News24

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation...

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine....

 2020-03-31 12:40 

Uganda Radio Network

Covid-19 Suspects Starving At Kalangala Isolation Unit...

Subsequently, Kalangala District Surveillance Taskforce begun to trace for all persons that had contact with the patient and admitted them into the Isolation Unit at Bishop Dunstan Secondary School in Kalangala town council....

 2020-03-31 12:40 

News24

Bo-Kaap family hailed for declaring oupa's positive coronavirus status to fight stigma...

The family of a 73-year-old Bo-Kaap man have been hailed for their call to action after they urged the people who have been in contact with him to get tested for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), fearing for their neighbours' health and safety....

 2020-03-31 12:38 

News24

Two Mpumalanga doctors test positive for coronavirus...

Two doctors at the Mmametlhake Hospital in Mpumalanga have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19)....

 2020-03-31 12:34 

Business Live

STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Lockdown more of an African than a 'white' solution...

Westerners are seen as the natural leaders, but for once Chinese, Koreans and Ethiopians are showing the way against Covid-19...

 2020-03-31 12:34 

Business Live

'Our basic needs are covered for now', but SA citizens stranded at Malaysia airport worry...

Allan Huysamen is one of the South Africans stuck in transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he has been since March 25...

 2020-03-31 12:34 

Business Live

Rand firms as markets welcome upbeat Chinese data...

Meanwhile, government bonds found support on Tuesday morning during the weekly bond auction...

 2020-03-31 12:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Netcare removes its 2020 earnings guidance...

Netcare has decided to remove its earnings guidance for the year to end September due to uncertainty around the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-31 12:26 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Not a curse...

Is nature fighting back? Maybe. But how much of that can you control? Very little. I miss hugging my friends. We all do....

 2020-03-31 12:24 

News24

SAHRC reminds army, police of 'fundamental human rights' during lockdown...

The South African Human Rights Commission says law enforcement must be reminded that the fundamental human rights of everyone in South Africa remain intact during the nationwide lockdown....

 2020-03-31 12:21 

Standard Digital

Robbers steal electronics, liquor from Zipporah Kittony’s hotel after partying for hours : The Standard...

Robbers spent over eight hours enjoying free beer and wine at Sirwo Resort in Sibanga owned by former nominated senator Zipporah Kittony...

 2020-03-31 12:12 

Uganda Radio Network

Uganda's COVID-19 Cases are Low Risk - Epidemiologists...

According to health officials, the infection trends as of now means Uganda might not record any deaths associated with the disease. This they say is a good thing because the country can treat and handle the disease....

 2020-03-31 12:12 

News24

Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus...

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 12:07 

News24

WATCH LIVE | Lockdown day 5: Ministers to provide update on intervention measures...

Members representing the Covid-19 National Command Council will on Tuesday update the nation on the status of the 21-day lockdown in South Africa....

 2020-03-31 12:06 

News24

WATCH | Sandton SPCA pleads for help to continue its work during Covid-19 lockdown...

The SPCA in Sandton has had to cancel at least three fundraising events following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the nation would be under lockdown for 21 days....

 2020-03-31 12:03 

News24

KZN call centre CEO arrested for allegedly making employees work during lockdown...

The CEO of a popular Umhlanga call centre has been arrested after a large number of his employees were allegedly made to work during the national lockdown....

 2020-03-31 12:00 

Standard Digital

For point guard Akinyi, it's one step at a time...

The 25-year-old averaged 22 points per match last year in the Division One league...

 2020-03-31 12:00 

Business Report (IOL)

What does life after lockdown look like for business?...

With the 21-day nationwide lockdown in place, the full effects will now ripple through all sectors and industries at least until the end of this year....

 2020-03-31 11:59 

Business Report (IOL)

The impact of coronavirus and self-isolation on the tech industry...

'Do not touch' is probably the most important precautionary three words given the current global situation due to the Covid-19 aka Coronavirus pandemic that we face. The impact on every economy, industry and aspect of our lives is being re-calcula...

 2020-03-31 11:50 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Girl, 12, dies of coronavirus in Europe...

A 12-year-old girl is believed to be the youngest person to die in Europe after contracting coronavirus....

 2020-03-31 11:49 

Uganda Radio Network

RDC Halts Collection of Revenue...

Edward George Onya Akonopesa says that while residents have resorted to selling their animals like goats and cattle at home, they are being ordered to pay taxes, which is illegal....

 2020-03-31 11:47 

News24

WATCH | Two Free State healthcare workers injured after police fire rubber bullets to disperse protesters...

Two healthcare workers at Bongani Regional Hospital in Welkom, Free State, have been injured after police opened fire with rubber bullets on a group protesting about transportation issues at the facility....

 2020-03-31 11:45 

Uganda Radio Network

Courts Close Following President's Directive on Corona Virus Prevention...

Electoral Commission lawyer, Eric Sabiiti said he got information about the adjournment at night when he had reached Masaka from his upcountry home. Clients who turned up at the Anti-Corruption Court were also stranded as the registry was locked with no j...

 2020-03-31 11:39 

Business Live

Ban on virtual consults with new patients dangerous, doctors say...

Unlike the rest of the world, SA will not allow medical doctors to use telemedicine for new patients during the Covid-19 pandemic...

 2020-03-31 11:39 

Business Live

Pubs and restaurants contravene lockdown rules...

The CIPC says certain companies not designated essential services have either fraudulently or negligently applied for such status...

 2020-03-31 11:39 

Business Live

Cosatu's unions declare dispute over salary increases...

This was after the unions rejected public service minister Senzo Mchunu's revised offer of a 4.4% pay increase...

 2020-03-31 11:39 

Business Live

Oil firms as Trump and Putin confab behind Saudi's back...

The two presidents have agreed to talks on energy market stabilisation as demand plummets...

 2020-03-31 11:31 

Standard Digital

Hotels suspend operations...

According to the group's chair Dicky Evans, keeping the staff and guests safe following the COVID-19 pandemic will be a top priority....

 2020-03-31 11:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Sanlam reserves R760m for Covid-19...

Financial services group Sanlam yesterday flagged that it had coronavirus (Covid-19) reserves of R760 million to fight the pandemic....

 2020-03-31 11:29 

News24

Warrants of arrest for Doctors Beale and Munshi, but stayed until next appearance...

The case against two doctors accused of culpable homicide, Peter Beale and Abdulhay Munshi, has been postponed 29 May....

 2020-03-31 11:29 

Uganda Radio Network

Lira Residents Flock Markets...

By 9 am, both village and town dwellers were seen in different parts of the town struggling to wash their hands which is a mandatory step to get access to buy food....

 2020-03-31 11:14 

News24

WATCH | Cape Town elderly desperately wait hours for grant money...

A group of pensioners grew increasingly frustrated as they waited hours for their Sassa grants in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. Watch....

 2020-03-31 11:12 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Senate resumes sittings, allows only 28 young lawmakers in...

The Senate will resume its sittings on Tuesday (today) afternoon with coronavirus menace forming part of its agenda....

 2020-03-31 10:55 

News24

Lockdown: Langa man shot dead after police threatened with knife during chase - IPID...

A man has been shot dead by police after he allegedly charged at officers with a knife during a chase through Langa in Cape Town during the lockdown, IPID says....

 2020-03-31 10:53 

The New Humanitarian

A strange new world? Not really...

Talk of uncertainty, isolation, and war is hard to avoid thanks to the coronavirus. But we've been here before....

 2020-03-31 10:50 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

A daughter learns in voicemails that coronavirus has killed her mother...

Her 85-year-old mother was being housed in a care home...

 2020-03-31 10:47 

Mail & Guardian

LIVESTREAM: National command council updates the nation...

Ministers representing the the Covid-19 national command council are scheduled to update the nation on the status of the 21-day lockdown. The post LIVESTREAM: National command council updates the nation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-03-31 10:44 

Business Live

PETER BRUCE: Can Cyril change the ANC's tune amid Moody's blues?...

Ramaphosa has to move ahead or get out of the way. Reform has to come or we all crumble, rich and poor, big companies and small...

 2020-03-31 10:44 

Business Live

Harmony cuts gold output to a quarter during lockdown...

SA's largest source of domestic gold shuts its nine underground mines and reduces output during the three-week Covid-19 lockdown...

 2020-03-31 10:44 

Business Live

US warehouse and delivery staff warn of stoppage over Covid-19...

Amazon and Instacart workers demand better safety measures and threaten a 'sick-out'...

 2020-03-31 10:44 

Business Live

WATCH: Why Moody's downgraded SA to junk...

Business Day editor Lukanyo Mnyanda, Intellidex's Peter Attard Montalto and economist Duma Gqubule talk to Business Day TV...

 2020-03-31 10:44 

Business Live

WATCH: Stock picks — oil and BAT...

Gary Booysen from RandSwiss and Ricus Reeders from PSG Wealth talk to Business Day TV...

 2020-03-31 10:41 

Daily Nation

Tanzania man succumbs to Covid-19 in first virus death...

Minister says man had other ailments....

 2020-03-31 10:36 

Standard Digital

Tech firms expand access to free e-books during Coronavirus lockdown...

Browser provider Opera and international non-profit Worldreader are expanding access to e-books for children and students...

 2020-03-31 10:36 

Standard Digital

State can do more on coronavirus fight...

Government deserves commendation for coming up with monetary and fiscal packages to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy...

 2020-03-31 10:36 

Standard Digital

The New "Normal": A food and travel buff's corona experience...

The games the coronavirus disease is playing on us....

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