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Latest Updates: Corona Virus
 The Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, is producing educational video material for use on digital platforms and in multiple languages. The information contained in the videos is authenticated and endorsed by the team of experts based in the Department of Medicine. Many of the recommendations are based on current best evidence and are aligned to provincial, national and international guidelines. (View videos below)


Thursday, 9 April 2020
SA to start enrolling patients in landmark Covid-19 trial

South African researchers are poised to start enrolling patients in an international clinical trial launched by the World Health Organisation which will compare the safety and effectiveness of four different drugs or drug combinations against COVID-19.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 14:30
‘Overwhelming’ student response to man COVID-19 hotline

Over 100 student members of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences student societies have volunteered to man the COVID-19 hotline at the Tygerberg Hospital Disaster Management Centre.

Publication Date:
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 - 14:30
SHAWCO’s COVID-19 info and soap outreach

The health division of the Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation (SHAWCO) was hard at work disseminating COVID-19 information pamphlets and soap in local townships before the 21-day lockdown – with an aim to curb the rise of coronavirus infections – began at midnight on 26 March.

Publication Date:
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 - 12:00
UCT condemns fake WhatsApp message

The University of Cape Town distances itself from misleading audio messages about the COVID-19 pandemic which have been circulating on WhatsApp.

Publication Date:
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 - 14:00