Before we begin we’d like to take a moment to explain what is happening here.
“Why is a technology news website covering COVID-19 news,” is a question we’re bound to receive so we’re going to address it right here.
Regulations published by Stella Ndabeni-Abraham states that “all internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a visible link to www.sacoronavirus.co.za”.
As we fall under that regulation, we are required to link to the Department of Health’s website but we’re taking that a step further.
Every morning and every afternoon we will publish an update regarding COVID-19 in South Africa. For the purpose of these updates we will refer solely to the following sources of information:
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases
- Department of Health
- The World Health Organisation
- South African Government
We understand that folks are doing amazing things with data-viz and there are comments from experts that can help, but our goal with these updates is to provide you, our reader, with accurate information from trusted sources. If the source is not reliable, it will not be linked here.
We will also be placing a banner on our home page which you can click at any time to be directed to www.sacoronavirus.co.za.
Our latest update follows on below:
Day 25 of lockdown and the figures regarding infections stand as follows.
As of 20th April there were 142 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the national total to 3 300 cases. There have sadly been four additional deaths related to the disease bringing the total to 58.
There is some good news however, recoveries have climbed to 1 055 with 165 new recoveries just yesterday.
This morning the Presidency announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa would address the nation this evening. The exact time of the address will be communicated through the course of the day, but we will update this story once that information is released.
The address will focus on “additional economic and social relief measures that form part of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Ramaphosa will address the nation this evening – Tuesday, 21 April 2020 – on additional economic and social relief measures that form part of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/BlJvxpFCly
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) April 21, 2020
In order to stay up to date with the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa and abroad, we advise the following materials and platforms:
- Dr Zweli Mkhize on Twitter
- COVID-19 Connect on WhatsApp – add 0600 123 456 as a contact and say “Hi”.
- World Health Organisation
- SA Coronavirus website
- SA Government
- SA Presidency