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One in 400 people in England has coronavirus, tests suggest

One in 400 people in England is infected with coronavirus, a survey of 11,000 people in households suggests. They were asked to carry out swab tests over the two weeks up to 10 May. This indicates about 148,000 people in England could be currently infected – 0.27% of the population. And this could help ministers […]

The impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on global poverty: Why Sub-Saharan Africa might be the region hardest hit

COVID-19 is taking its toll on the world, causing deaths, illnesses and economic despair. But how is the deadly virus impacting global poverty? Here we’ll argue that it is pushing about 40-60 million people into extreme poverty, with our best estimate being 49 million. Nowcasting global poverty is not an easy task. It requires assumptions […]

WHO to study Madagascar’s drug to treat COVID-19

WHO gets in touch with Madagascar, after country’s president slammed global health body for not endorsing its drug ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that it is in touch with Madagascar over its herbal drink Covid Organics (CVO) — believed to cure coronavirus or COVID-19 patients. ”We are in touch with the […]

From the desk of the President (11th May 2020)

Dear Fellow South African, Since the beginning of May, when we began the gradual easing of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown, many people have started returning to work. As part of the phased recovery of the economy, companies in certain specified industries have been able to resume part or all of their operations. The national coronavirus […]

Madagascar slams WHO for not endorsing its herbal cure

President Rajoelina said WHO has shut eyes, as a drug to combat COVID-19 has been discovered by a poor African country ANKARA Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not endorsing its COVID-19 herbal cure. Last month, the Malagasy president officially launched Covid-Organics (CVO), an organic herbal concoction, claiming that it […]

8,895 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa, as deaths climb to 178

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 8,895 positive Covid-19 cases in South Africa. This is up by 663 cases from the 8,232 Covid-19 cases announced on Thursday. Dr Mkhize said in a statement on Friday (8 May), that the total number of deaths have increased by 17, to 178. A […]

WHO calls for clinical trial of Madagascar’s virus cure

UN health agency says it is ready to collaborate with Madagascar ANKARA The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday called for clinical trials of Madagascar’s Covid Organics, a herbal drink that is said to prevent and cure patients suffering from the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. “We are advising the government of Madagascar to take this […]

Western Cape’s Covid-19 infections, deaths have trebled in two weeks

Johannesburg – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said he would accompany President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Western Cape next week.  This comes as the province has experienced a surge in Covid-19 cases since it overtook Gauteng as the province with the most infections two weeks ago.  Two weeks ago, on April 23, the Western Cape had […]

KZN’s poor starve as food hampers sold, stolen by officials

Durban – Despite many allegations of the “politicisation” and looting of food hampers in KwaZulu-Natal, the Department of Social Development remains adamant that only councillors can provide an authentic report of needy people in the province. However, Durban community activist Mary de Haas and head of Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman warned that using […]


Due to the challenge faced to get support for food hampers for the Community Support Centre in Belhar, Western Cape, we decided to take the next step and that is to feed the children. We started with 300 children and the demand has increased beyond means of this poor communities, we are now feeding over […]