In their words: Our heroes on the Covid-19 front line

Today we pay tribute to all our health care workers on the front line as the world battles to come to grips with this horrid Covid-19 virus.

2020-04-10 02:34:00 PM

Today we pay tribute to all our health care workers on the front line as the world battles to come to grips with this horrid Covid-19 virus.

Today we pay tribute to all our health care workers on the front line as the world battles to come to grips with this horrid Covid-19 virus.

As someone on the front line, how is your family treating you?My children understand my job but their only instruction is I must be safe.What do you think about Covid-19?In Veeplaas, which is where I stay, people are not listening to the regulations. We’re being extra cautious because Covid-19 symptoms are similar to TB or asthma.

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Dr Nikita Human, Livingstone HospitalWhy become a doctor?I studied medicine because I really wanted to make a difference in someone’s life. I know it is very cliché but I wanted to help people.How is Covid-19 affecting the country?This virus is a stressful time for being a human being. It is causing panic and fear and you have to understand the panic because people just want their families to be safe. Is is stressful because we are exposed and we do not want to spread it to our families.

Chuma Adam,  professional nurse at Addo ClinicSince you’re one of the people potentially exposed to the virus, what reaction have you been getting from your community? Read more: Sowetan LIVE »

First UCT student who tested positive for Covid-19 has 'fully recovered'The University of Cape Town has confirmed that the first student to test positive for Covid-19 at the institution has now fully recovered. Dat's good news How does one who contracted the virus fully recover when there is no vaccine, let alone cure? Is it safe for such people to be around other people Thank you for publishing this.

Ford shifts from cars to face masks to help Covid-19 healthcare workersFord SA has promised to make 57,000 face shields for front-line medical personnel and essential services workers who are most at risk of contracting Covid-19. To 'help' or to profit? ericpayi You guys write like you can't think. Rather shut up if you don't have any intelligible way to relay information. 😒😒🚮.

Western Cape Covid-19 infections at 510 as premier Alan Winde takes a testCovid-19 infections in the Western Cape topped 500 on Wednesday

Five more Covid-19 deaths in SA, nearly 100 new casesIn a statement, minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that there had been five additional deaths confirmed since he released the figures at an event on Tuesday.

Textile industry Covid-19 agreement extended to other partiesThe agreement will allow about 80,000 workers in the industry to continue receiving their salaries during the 21-day lockdown

Ethiopia, Liberia declare states of emergency to curb Covid-19Various African governments have announced lockdowns or curfews in response to the virus.