174 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in South Africa

2020-09-04 07:09:00 AM

174 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in South Africa

174 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in South Africa

Meanwhile, South Africa's COVID-19 recovery rate continues to improve.

That's more than half a million people who have recovered from the virus.- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to FridayHelp protect your loved ones by sharing this officialwith your family, friends and community.Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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That's more than half a million people who have recovered from the virus. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official with your family, friends and community. It is estimated that if 100 infections were reported using the app it could prevent as many as 15 to 20 hospital admissions and save two lives. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. “It is shameful to say the least. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. It currently has nine COVID-19 vaccine candidates in its portfolio employing a range of different technologies and scientific approaches.

The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs. “If health workers work without personal-protective equipment, we’re risking their lives and that also risks the lives of the people they serve,” said Tedros, a former Ethiopian health minister. Source .