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Tips to protect your cashflow during Covid-19 pandemic

By Rita Cool The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is as yet unknown, but individuals have already begun to have their lives disrupted by the country’s economic shutdown, with retrenchments, salary cuts and forced unpaid leave making them take stock of their financial position. The basic principles of financial ...
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Ten tips for taking financial care of an elderly parent

CAPE TOWN - Juggling the financial responsibilities of caring for a much-loved parent, your own needs can fall by the wayside and with the Covid-19 pandemic one would like to keep home and protect their parents as much as they can. Here are ten tips to help guide you in ...
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Is it safe to use public toilets during Covid-19 pandemic

DURBAN - Shopping malls are among drivers of Covid-19 infections in the country. Earlier this month an epidemiological assessment of the Nelson Mandela Bay metro had identified that funerals, shopping malls, Sassa offices and private hospitals were Covid-19 hotspots. “In the metro, Shoprite in KwaDwesi, Checkers in Newton Park and ...
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Fixation over Covid-19 sidelines other health crisis, says WHO

DURBAN - As the world is currently fixated over the Coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the current focus on Covid-19 risks pushing aside other health crises in the minds of the public. When the world eventually moves past the Covid-19 crisis, some experts predict the virus ...
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What to do when a person dies of Covid-19 at home

CAPE TOWN - In the event that a person infected with COVID -19 dies at home, family members are not to touch the body at all their clothing can only be touched by someone wearing gloves and then the garments must be disinfected with a substance containing 70 percent alcohol ...
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Don’t leave hand sanitizers in your car – warns fire dept

DURBAN - A fire department in Wisconsin - United States of America, has warned people not to leave bottles of hand sanitizer in their vehicles as the high temperatures can cause them to have a chemical reaction.  In a post on social media site Facebook, the Western Lakes Fire District ...
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DIY Health Tonic: Beetroot and Cucumber Juice

Beetroot and Cucumber Juice Beetroot is good for preventing anemia and reducing inflammation. It contains copper which helps support immune system function. It’s rich in antioxidants and contains vitamin C, folate, iron and vitamin A. Cucumbers are highly nutritious and full of antioxidants while keeping you hydrated. Ingredients: • 2 ...
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Should Hydroxychloroquine be used as treatment for Covid-19

DURBAN - Due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 and no possible cure in sight, many health care professionals have looked at other drugs on the market to combat the virus. One of the most popular drugs is Hydroxychloroquine. This drug has been used in India to treat severe cases ...
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How Covid-19 goes from mild to deadly

DURBAN - An infection with the novel coronavirus can lead to coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This can cause mild to severe symptoms. In some people, it leads to life-threatening complications. Two new Chinese studies, one from researchers at Zunyi Medical University published in Frontiers in Public Health and another study out ...
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DIY Crafts for Kids: Lava Lamp

Lava Lamp Lava lamps are great ways to teach your children about density and polarity. It teaches your child that not all substances mix and everything in nature has a positive and negative pole. The poles could be explained further using protons, neutrons and electrons. The experiment is a fun ...
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Scenario planning can help businesses alleviate uncertainty

CAPE TOWN - The Coronavirus pandemic has had a tremendous impact on business, and as a result, it has created significant uncertainty about what lies ahead. This ‘unknown’ is crippling business leaders from making decisions or taking strategic action. According to Sandra Beswick, Director at Financial and Strategic Advisory Firm ...
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DIY Health Tonic: Tea help with sleep

Tea help with sleep Chamomile tea is great with helping people fall asleep naturally. It also helps with inflammation and treating cold symptoms. Ingredients: • 1 Chamomile tea bag • 2 Peppermint leaves • 4 tsp of Lemon juice • 3 Lavender leaves Boil your water and add Chamomile tea ...
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Google and Apple partner to launch contact tracing app

CAPE TOWN- International tech giants, Google and Apple have teamed up to launch Covid-19 contact tracing software which notifies people if they may have come into contact with someone who has the virus.  It is now well known that coronavirus can be transmitted through close proximity and public health officials ...
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DIY Crafts for Kids: Cinema at Home

Cinema at Home Children love going to cinemas and watching their favourite movies. During the lockdown, cinemas and other areas of public gathering have been closed. Here is a simple way to entertain your child during the lockdown. What you will need: • Your child’s favourite movie • Popcorn and ...
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Data scientist overwhelmed by Covid-19 research papers

DURBAN - Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, data scientists have been swamped reading coronavirus-related scientific papers. More than 23 000 papers on coronavirus have been published since January - the biggest explosions of scientific literature ever. Research scientist Timothy Sheahan, said: “I wish I could keep pace with ...
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How to remove your child from school amid Covid-19 pandemic

CAPE TOWN - Parents who refuse to return their children to school, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as per the Department of Basic Education’s order on June 1, should keep this in mind: The South African Schools Act (SASA) states that parents are obligated to send their children to school ...
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Tips for working from home with Psychologist Rakhi Beekrum

DURBAN - Following the economic impact the coronavirus has had on South Africans so far, many companies are urging their employees to work from home.  However, according to Durban Psychologist, Rakhi Beekrum- this may reveal some challenges other than the ones we may have anticipated. “In the past we might ...
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Why untested Covid-19 cure claims are dangerous

CAPE TOWN- Throughout recorded history, plagues and viruses have sparked fake and bogus cure claims which could lead people to a false sense of safety. In an article that first appeared on The Conversation, researchers say that untested claims of Covid-19 cures and remedies could make people easy targets for ...
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Deadline dropped to move house, but here are the rules.

CAPE TOWN- South Africans planning on moving house during lockdown no longer have to relocate before what was the cut-off date, 7 June. New regulations have been issued for those needing to move across provincial, metropolitan, and district boundaries. This once-off movement of persons and goods was issued by government ...
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Spraying disinfectants on streets can be harmful says WHO

DURBAN - As the Covid-19 pandemic has grown, you probably have seen photos and videos of workers in protective gear hosing down public places including taxi ranks with disinfectant spray. In a document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus, published over the weekend, ...
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