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Global Statistics

CountryTotal CasesNew CasesTotal DeathsNew DeathsTotal Recovered
World3,138,919+76,562218,010 +6,365956,064
South Africa4,996+20393+32,073
Zambia95+63 42
Mozambique76   12
Eswatini71+61 10
Zimbabwe32 4 5

Covid-19 cases world-wide are at 3,138,919, with 76,562 new cases and 6,365 new deaths recorded. A total of 956,064 recoveries have been reported world over. 

The United Kingdom now has the 4th highest number of cases of 161,145 and the death toll remains at 21,678. 

South Africa recorded a 203 jump in cases to bring the total number of cases to 4,996. 2,073 cases have been reported to have recovered and the death toll stands at 93, increasing by 3. 

Statistics in Zimbabwe remain unchanged with 453 tests done yesterday; this brings the total number of tests done to 7 287. 

Zambia recorded an increase by 6 cases to bring the total number of cases to 95, recovered cases stand at 42. 

Cases in Eswatini increased by 6, with 10 cases having been reported to have recovered and they still have 1 death. 

Health & Wellness

5 tips to help your children stay safe online during lockdown

1. Talk to your children about what’s happening

Try to help your child understand what is going on by giving a truthful explanation that is appropriate for their age. This may help reduce feelings of confusion, anger, sadness and fear.

You can’t fix everything, but you can make sure that they know you are there for them.

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2. Help them spend quality time online

Children who are stuck inside are likely to be drawn to screens for entertainment, but you can help them make good choices about how they spend that time. Try to balance the time they spend on games and social media with offline activities and video chats with friends.

3. Encourage them to think about what they read

Information spreads quickly online. This can be great, but it also makes it easy for rumours and false statements to get out of hand. Remind your child that if they’re not sure about something they see online, they can always ask you, or another trusted adult.

4. Consider who your children are in contact with

Talk to your child about online friendships. Let them know that if they ever feel uncomfortable at the way a conversation is going, they should end it immediately and talk to an adult they know they can trust. It can be hard to spot the signs of online grooming, so if you’re worried that your child’s behaviour is out of character, talk to them to find out what’s wrong.

5. Take care of their mental health

Children who are used to running around and hanging out with friends might get cabin fever when stuck inside for long periods. It’s important for their mental health that they still get exercise and sleep properly – so sit down with them and draw up a schedule that gives their day some structure.

It can include everything from meal times to gaming sessions – just make sure that it’s varied and that they are happy with it too.

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