Editorial

COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in South Africa: No time for complacency

B Cowper, W Jassat, P Pretorius, L Geffen, C Legodu, S Singh, L Blumberg

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Authors' affiliations

B Cowper, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

W Jassat, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

P Pretorius, Professor and Chief Specialist: Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

L Geffen, Executive Director: SIFAR (Samson Institute for Ageing Research); Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Ageing in Africa, University of Cape Town, South Africa

C Legodu, Chief Director: Professional Support and Older Persons, National Department of Social Development, Pretoria, South Africa

S Singh, Director: Non-Communicable Diseases, National Department of Health, Pretoria, South Africa

L Blumberg, Deputy-Director: Epidemiology and Medical Consultant, Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

COVID-19 pandemic; Long-term care facilities; Vulnerable populations; 'Excess deaths' due to COVID-19 infections

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South African Medical Journal 0;0(0):.

Article History

Date submitted: 2020-09-04
Date published: 2020-09-04

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