South Africa: U.S.$1,500 ‘Bribe’ Offered As More Cigarettes Seized During COVID-19 Lockdown

May 3, 2020 Three people have been arrested in Lenasia, Johannesburg, in spite of allegedly offering a whopping R30 000 to get out of being caught selling cigarettes during the coronavirus lockdown. Read more: allAfrica

COVID-19 and Tobacco Industry Interference (2020)

  I. Background On February 14, 2020, the head of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme posited that smoking is a risk factor for the severity of any lower respiratory tract infection, and that the same would be expected in COVID-19, a respiratory disease.[1] To identify smokers as a potential vulnerable group for COVID-19, health experts […]