Lockdown diaries - COVID-19 matters!

What are you going to be doing during the lockdown?

  • At home. I’m non essential

    Votes: 70 41.2%
  • Working. The virus doesn’t scare me

    Votes: 41 24.1%
  • On standby

    Votes: 10 5.9%
  • Working from home. Too essential to take any risk!

    Votes: 66 38.8%

  • Total voters
    170
  • Poll closed .

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Wuhan under lock-down​

The Chinese city of Wuhan, which many regards as the starting point of the Covid-19 outbreak two and half years ago, is now in quarantine again.
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MEDIA STATEMENT

To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022

Health Department announces the end of COVID-19 daily reporting

Pretoria: The National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, have been steadfastly reporting COVID-19 surveillance data on a daily basis since 2020 in order to keep the South African public abreast with regards to the pandemic situation.

However, due to the reduced severity and transmissibility of the disease at the current moment, coupled with declining COVID-19 case numbers, the department together with the NICD have reassessed the existing reporting structures, and agreed that it is justifiable to allow majority of members of the reporting structures return to their permanent jobs on a full time basis.

Thus, this means the department will, with effect from 01 August 2022, publish the COVID-19 surveillance data on a weekly basis, but continue to closely monitor the situation.

The department would also like to thank all individuals, teams and stakeholders whose sacrifices, commitment and contribution made it possible for government to keep the public up-to-date with crucial information required to enable people and organisations make informed health and safety decisions.

Although, this doesn’t mean the pandemic is over and the vaccination services will remain accessible at designated sites, including at some public health facilities.

Thus, until such time that the World Health Organization announce that the pandemic is over, we urge people to vaccinate and continue to do everything possible to keep themselves safe against the current and future variants of concern.

Meanwhile, the NICD supports the decision and concur that the current phase of the pandemic no longer requires daily COVID-19 updates. The public should be mindful that disease trends and weekly surveillance data largely inform health policies.

Therefore, the NICD remains committed to its surveillance activities and will continue reporting COVID-19 surveillance data as per normal, with the data being published in the existing weekly surveillance reports.
 

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MEDIA STATEMENT

To: Editors & Health Journalists

Issued by: Department of Health

Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022

Health Department announces the end of COVID-19 daily reporting

Pretoria: The National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, have been steadfastly reporting COVID-19 surveillance data on a daily basis since 2020 in order to keep the South African public abreast with regards to the pandemic situation.

However, due to the reduced severity and transmissibility of the disease at the current moment, coupled with declining COVID-19 case numbers, the department together with the NICD have reassessed the existing reporting structures, and agreed that it is justifiable to allow majority of members of the reporting structures return to their permanent jobs on a full time basis.

Thus, this means the department will, with effect from 01 August 2022, publish the COVID-19 surveillance data on a weekly basis, but continue to closely monitor the situation.

The department would also like to thank all individuals, teams and stakeholders whose sacrifices, commitment and contribution made it possible for government to keep the public up-to-date with crucial information required to enable people and organisations make informed health and safety decisions.

Although, this doesn’t mean the pandemic is over and the vaccination services will remain accessible at designated sites, including at some public health facilities.

Thus, until such time that the World Health Organization announce that the pandemic is over, we urge people to vaccinate and continue to do everything possible to keep themselves safe against the current and future variants of concern.

Meanwhile, the NICD supports the decision and concur that the current phase of the pandemic no longer requires daily COVID-19 updates. The public should be mindful that disease trends and weekly surveillance data largely inform health policies.

Therefore, the NICD remains committed to its surveillance activities and will continue reporting COVID-19 surveillance data as per normal, with the data being published in the existing weekly surveillance reports.

Since the 9th of July they have slowly stopped updating on Weekends already, all the data was provided for Monday to Friday figures only.

I guess that means it will be the end of my graph below... for now...



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