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Lockdown: Two More Weeks!

This is not football….

But given the uncertain times we are in because of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Soccer Laduma has a responsibility to keep the Soccer Laduma family updated on the latest news on the virus, and how it’s affecting Mzansi.

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Here are four of the biggest stories on News24 related to the COVID-19 pandemic as week two of South Africa’s nationwide 21-day lockdown draws to a close:

Ramaphosa extends the lockdown for 2 more weeks

He asks the country to make "greater sacrifices" to save thousands of lives.

The president says the government use this lockdown time to wrap up healthcare efforts.

Ramaphosa says our immediate priority is to slow down the spread of the virus and to "prevent a massive loss of life". He says, however, that the government must also make sure that the economy stays afloat and people do not go hungry.

SA woman who recovered from Covid-19 speaks

One of the first 50 people to test positive for Covid-19 says only your immune system can fight off the deadly virus.

"If you feel that you are showing symptoms, the best thing you can do is self-isolate and quarantine. You have only got your immune system to fight this virus off," Megan said during a coronavirus broadcast hosted by the DA on Thursday.

Rand slightly strengthens amid a small rally in riskier assets

After falling to a record low against the dollar earlier in the week, the rand strengthened to below R18 against the greenback on Thursday.

The local currency opened the day at 18.18/$ and firmed by just over 1% to trade at R17.85 after noon. By 18:00 it was hovering under the R18/$ mark at R17.91/$.

Hundreds of SA doctors and nurses may soon get a TB vaccine to see if it helps against Covid-19

A clinical trial to administer a tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to 500 South African healthcare workers to see whether it will reduce Covid-19 infections, or the severity of its symptoms, may soon start in South Africa.

Widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against TB was introduced in South Africa in the 1940s, and since 1973, all babies are supposed to be injected with it.

The BCG is now suddenly centre stage in the fight against Covid-19, after an initial study found a lower mortality rate in countries that have a universal and long-standing BCG vaccination policy.

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