Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 updates and SACARE news as well as blogs related to the disability industry and stories from our community.

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Ebola vs COVID-19: A clinical insight and comparison

Klade Thomas, SACARE's Manager of Clinical Services previously worked as a clinician during the West African Ebola outbreak, and below she shares a fascinating comparison of Ebola and Covid-19. The Ebola virus epidemic was a deadly life-threatening virus that affected West Africa, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In 2016 the Ebola virus had a hospitalization rate of 57-59% and a mortality rate of 40%. It was one of the worst Ebola virus outbreaks on record.  

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The Ease of COVID-19 Restrictions

It has been almost two weeks since the last reported case of COVID-19 in South Australia. The idea of life going "back to normal" looks like it could be in our near future. The National Cabinet met last week to discuss Australia's current COVID-19 response, easing restrictions to help create safe working environments and plan to get the economy moving again. The Australian Government COVID-19 media addressed some of the key restrictions that will be eased and new programs that will be developed. They included; 

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COVID-19 Updates: Playgrounds are to re-open in SA

There are only 7 active cases of Coronavirus in South Australia. SA Health has stated that public parks and playgrounds are to re-open in South Australia. Please check with your local council for details on your nearest playground. There are no other news with regards to restrictions.