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Wits University students and engineers are producing face shields and devices to assist patients with breathing in hospitals.

2020-04-06 01:24:00 PM

Wits University students and engineers are producing face shields and devices to assist patients with breathing in hospitals as the country battles the outbreak of COVID19SA. sabcnews

Wits University students and engineers are producing face shields and devices to assist patients with breathing in hospitals.

Image: ReutersThe university says they produced the first few hundred face shields which were delivered to hospitals in Johannesburg last week.Wits University students and engineers are producing face shields and devices to assist patients with breathing in hospitals as the country battles the outbreak of COVID-19.

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This comes as South Africa confirmedCOVID-19 casesstand at 1655, an increase of 70 from the previously reported cases.The Health Department also confirmed yet another two deaths related to COVID-19. This takes the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa to 11.

The university says they produced the first few hundred face shields which were delivered to hospitals in Johannesburg last week.Wits spokesperson, Shirona Patel says the university wants to take the project up to scale, however more funding will be required.

“This will assist in helping us to make the face shields that will keep the health care practitioners protected and to assist in breathing and assist devices helping patients to survive. The university is grateful for any contribution that anyone makes however large or small. This initiative aims to save lives of many people.”

CUT develops 3D masks for patientsThe Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein has also joined the battle against COVID-19. It is providing respiratory support strategies for coronavirus patients.The institution is developing 3D print masks for patients. The masks will provide non-invasive ventilation and continuous airway pressure.

In the video, CUT develops COVID-19 3D print masks for patientsPort Elizabeth healthcare workers fearful due to lack of protective equipmentMeanwhile, healthcare workers atfear for their lives as they fight the spread of the coronavirus.Staff at some of the hospitals don’t have the basic equipment to protect themselves.

The already emotionally and physically drained workers say they were dealt another blow when they learned that one of the doctors, whom they were in contact with, had tested positive for the virus. The doctor is currently in isolation.A medical doctor, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the situation is worrying.

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China masks fall. Excellent work Wits I told you we have potentials and capabilities, we need to up the games. Problem of South Africans they always complain. Sometimes we need to support efforts from other people. That's great initiation wits. Keep it up and all the best Goodluck Good, self sufficient is the only solution WitsUniversity, we mustn't beg for donations from USA or Europe for something that we can make here at home.

Why was this not done all along?This is the reason China colonized most countries cause we kept on importing stuffs we can actually manufacture here at home! This is the kind of move we need to make in order to deal with unemployment. Denel is doing the same now with ventilators

Health minister confirms two more deaths, SA's Covid-19 toll now at 11Two patients in their 80s have died, bringing the death toll from Covid-19 to 11 in South Africa, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday night. Look at the minister... what inspiration can you draw from these leaders

Health minister confirms two more deaths, SA's Covid-19 toll now at 11Two patients in their 80s have died, bringing the death toll from Covid-19 to 11 in South Africa, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday night. Racial stats must be released just like they did with HIV/AIDS, TB etc

Netball SA president Cecilia Molokwane recovers from Covid-19Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane has recovered from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the sports association revealed on Saturday. Money over everything So Mr president unlock the country, people will just recover like others, we are hungry now. No money to buy those called essential products. Out of more than 1505 people with covid 19 only blacks brothers and sisters are the only ones with names known by paparazzi? Shame on you

Initiation season called offAs South Africa is pulling out all stops to arrest the spread of COVID-19, the National House of Traditional Leaders is also playing its part. Its about time! no deaths there by that province. Lol I feel sorry for mbazo gang

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National lockdown could be extended in one scenario – reportIn the projections of a US consultancy firm, it reports that South Africa’s Covid-19 cases may only peak by June, making it feasible that lockdown would end in August. Good lawd. Who is going to pay us? Rent, debt, food, utilities China testing kit, why SA can't manufacture its own