Alan Hammond

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Alan Hammond is the founder and CEO of Portal Publishing. He has been active in the online publishing industry since 1995 when he worked on an early film and TV industry website. He later worked for South African's first online news portal,, where he was initially the entertainment editor before later being promoted to Managing Editor of the web publication.

Alan contributes articles to all the Portal Publishing websites and manages operations and strategy for the company along with his management team.


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The global total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has surpassed 500 000. As tracked by Worldometer the infection has been blamed for 22,310 deaths in more than 200 countries across the globe.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the British people that they must stay at home except for a limited range of activities. All shops selling non-essential goods are to be closed.
Idris Elba is the latest celebrity to announce that he has tested positive for Coronavirus as part of the Covid-19 outbreak.  The actor and DJ told his Twitter followers that he had tested for the infection this morning and the result had come back to show that he was infected.
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, The National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a 21-day nation-wide lockdown with effect from midnight on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday.
South Africa has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 128 from Sunday’s announcement. On Monday, the Health Department confirmed an increase of 128 cases.