Doctors Without Borders is urging the South African Department of Health to improve its Covid-19 national emergency response capacity. by ensuring that medical staff can be rapidly assigned to developing Covid-19 hotspots throughout the country to fill critical staffing gaps. MSF, which has doctors working in hospitals in the Eastern and Western Cape, says the coronavirus is a fast-moving pandemic that is very human resource-intensive, whereas the country’s health system is bureaucratic and often hampered by staffing shortages. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee chairperson, professor Salim Abdool Karim says surging cases of infections across the world has caused a lot of uncertainty with the unpredictability of the virus having raised concerns about the stability of economies globally, South Africa, included.