South Africa: COVID-19 – Mental Health Professionals Concerned About Sudden Withdrawal of Alcohol

[Daily Maverick] The blanket prohibition on the sale of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown has raised serious concerns among mental health professionals of the risks associated with the sudden and unsupported withdrawal of addictive substances, particularly alcohol.

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South Africa: Battleground Gauteng – Epicentre of the Pandemic

[Daily Maverick] Viruses spread faster in densely populated urban areas and, in a nation defined by inequality, the poor are most at risk. Gauteng, South Africa’s smallest yet most populous province, is the epicentre in the country’s Covid-19 battle and Premier David Makhura is ready to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to limit the virus’s impact.

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