AfroCentric’s share price surged on Friday (April 3) with 14.92% to R3.39, putting it on track for its best one-day performance since October 2018.
Emergency doctors at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg came up with an innovation to protect healthcare workers from Covid-19, called “Intubox”. Thanks to private sector funding from Firstrand, Spire, and Paramount aeronautical engineers the project was rolled out in the hospital.
“There has been a distinct trend of consolidation among private medical schemes in South Africa, especially in terms of restricted schemes (not open to the public),” reported Fin24 (4 April 2020)
“A new study by scientists at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) could indicate a major score for SA in the fight against Covid-19,” reported Times Select (6 April 2020). The study suggests that countries with a longstanding and successful BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccination programme – which SA has had since 1973 - are faring far better against the virus than those that don’t. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), BCG coverage in SA has remained between 80% and 90%.