What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

  • A respiratory illness similar to flu (cough, fever, fatigue and aching body/muscles). More commonly than flu, it can become severe causing viral pneumonia (difficulty breathing).

  • 4 out of 5 people will have a mild illness and recover without treatment. The elderly and those with underlying health conditions have increased risk of severe illness. Cases in children are rare.


How does it spread?

You can pick up Coronavirus from:

  • Touching an infected surface or object. The virus can enter your body when you touch your nose, mouth and eyes.

  • Very close contact (1-2 metres) with a sick patient.

COVID-19 Resources

  • 11 June 2010 - Transgender Rights Activists Champion Telemedicine - Read HERE

  • 10 June 2020 - People living with HIV, TB at two to three-fold higher risk of COVID-19 death – Read HERE

  • COVID-19 and HIV - Read HERE

  • 30 April 2020 - Independent Report submitted to the South African Human Rights Commission concerning the City of Cape Town’s COVID-19 Shelter For Street-based People — Strandfontein, Cape Town – Read HERE

  • 29 April 2020 - Department of Cooperative Governance - Risk Adjusted Strategy Regulations – Read HERE

  • 17 April 2020 - The Transgender / Gender Non-conforming COVID-19 Information Kit - Read HERE

  • 03 April 2020 - Gender-based violence and Femicide at the time of COVID-19 - Read HERE

  • 30 March 2020 - GDX Proposes Lockdown to All African Countries in response to reducing the Spread of Coronavirus - Read HERE

  • 25 March 2020 - COVID-19 and its impact on Trans Youth in our Education System - Read HERE

  • 23 March 2020 - Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Escalation of Measures to Combat Covid-19 Epidemic (National Lockdown) - Read HERE

  • 23 March 2020 - Consumer and Customer Protection Gazette - Read HERE

  • 23 March 2020 - Latest Confirmed Cases: Minister of Health - Read HERE

  • Putting the Public Back into Public Health: How Working Together to Prevent Covid-19 Can Help Us To Rethink Other Health Challenges: By Anil Padavatan, Health Advocacy Officer, Gender Dynamix - Read HERE

  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - Read HERE

  • What do you do when you have come into contact with someone that was diagnosed with the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Read HERE

  • Workplace Preparedness for COVID-19: Department of Employment and Labour - Read HERE

  • Travel Advisory in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Department of International Relations and Cooperation - Read HERE

  • Final Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: Ministry of Health - Read HERE

  • Biometrics Systems Disabled: Western Cape Government - Read HERE

  • Online Shopping - you can shop from home in certain areas. The service has an app that can be downloaded to your phone

  • Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country and Territory: COVID-19 is affecting 176 countries and territories around the world, for updated stats please Click HERE.


  • COVID-19 Update from National Institute of Communicable Diseases: 20 March 2020 – Read Here

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Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.

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