Monthly Archives: August 2020

Children’s role in spread of virus bigger than thought

Study found extremely high levels of SARS-CoV-2 in children’s airways In the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 pediatric patients to date, researchers provide critical data showing that children play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19 than previously thought. In a study of 192 children ages 0-22, 49 children tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, […]

Global report: WHO in talks with Russia over Covid-19 vaccine

Moscow to begin vaccine trials; Trump backs plasma treatment; survey finds 30% of Delhi has antibodies The World Health Organization is in discussions with Russia to obtain more information about its experimental Covid-19 vaccine – named Sputnik V – even as Russia plans to give it to some 40,000 people next week for further testing. Last week, Russia […]

Covid-19 recoveries in Joburg’s Region E surpass 10 000

JOBURG – The region includes Randburg, Rosebank, Emmarentia, Greenside, Melville, Mayfair, Northcliff, Parktown and Parktown North. The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that Johannesburg’s suburbs of Region E have reached 10 936 Covid-19 recoveries as of 18 August. The region, which includes Alexandra, Wynberg, Sandton, Orange Grove and Houghton, has a confirmed total of 13 179 […]

Human Trafficking in South Africa COVID-19 and online prostitution

Lack of jobs and poor living conditions, minors, and young people from surrounding countries, desperate for a better life, accept job offers without doing any research. They leave home, in hope of a better life, and living conditions. Earning an income, means that they can send money back home for their loved ones. They are […]

Little or no Food Relief Hampers from the South African Government during the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, Hope to Heal Foundation stepped in to feed vulnerable people in Belhar, Western Cape

By Seema Naidoo South Africa had an extremely high unemployment rate before the pandemic, with millions living in poverty and starvation. The lockdown has resulted in a spike of job losses due to business being affected, leaving thousands more jobless. Restriction of movement during lockdown affected the daily wage people, whereby on normal circumstances, they […]

South Africa moves to level 2 lockdown on Monday – here are the new rules

Subscribe President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that a number of South Africa’s lockdown regulations will be relaxed as the country moves to a level 2 lockdown from midnight on Monday (17 August). In a national address on Saturday evening (15 August), the president said that the country is making progress in its fight against the […]

Ghislaine Maxwell trained underage girls as sex slaves, documents allege

Unsealed testimony from 2015 case reveals series of claims about Briton’s role in Epstein sex-trafficking ring Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused underage girls and joined Jeffrey Epstein in directing Virginia Roberts Giuffre to be sexually abused by others, Giuffre claimed in a cache of documents that has been unsealed in the US. She “trained me as a […]