Monday, October 26, 2020

‘The sooner we can get to level 1 lockdown the better’:...

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says the sooner the country can reduce the level of lockdown restrictions, the better. Speaking to media on Monday morning, Mkhize...

WATCH | Dwayne Johnson says he and his family ‘are good’...

The actor says they caught the virus from "very close family friends" Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 1 September 2020

As of last night, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize, SA Minister of Health released the latest Covid-19 statistics. A cumulative total of 627 041 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have...

COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | SA’s Covid-19 deaths gradually approaching 15,000 mark

September 1 2020 - 07:26 SA's Covid-19 deaths gradually approaching 15,000 mark #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 31 August. pic.twitter.com/kNFiHbJz5L — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) August...

Covid-19 sees halt in oncology screenings

One of the more drastic sacrifices made during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been having to decide which medical treatments can be postponed to free...

Fewer patients so PE stadium closed as Covid-19 isolation facility

BY VUYOKAZI NKANJENI Nelson Mandela Bay interim mayor Thsonono Buyeye announced on Thursday that the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium would no longer be used as a...

Ramaphosa to get report from ‘fusion centre’ on Covid-19 corruption in...

BY STHEMBILE CELE   President Cyril Ramaphosa will next week receive the first report from the multidisciplinary “fusion centre” which has been tasked with dealing with Covid-19...

Covid-19 antibody test kits approved: what you need to know

UNATHI NKANJENI Serological tests, a blood test that looks for signs of a previous Covid-19 infection, have been approved to be used as part of...

Zweli Mkhize warns SA is not far from return to strict...

BY UNATHI NKANJENI SA may be over the Covid-19 surge, but reimposing strict restrictions is still on the table, warns health minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize told eNCA he hoped...

Lockdown has left South Africans drowning in debt

New studies of the impact of lockdown on the economy paint the picture of a country locked in a downward spiral of rising joblessness...

Eased restrictions will see increase in Covid-19 cases — Prof Salim...

SA will see a slight increase in Covid-19 infections in the next 10 days, according to the chair of the Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee,...

JUST IN | Ban on alcohol & cigarettes lifted from Monday...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will be moving to alert level 2 with bans on travel between provinces and the sale...

Ramaphosa to address nation at 8pm, Covid-19 state of disaster to...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation about the Covid-19 state of disaster at 8pm on Saturday. Ramaphosa's spokesperson, Tyrone Seale, said the address followed...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 15 August 2020

As of last night, a cumulative total of 579 140 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 14 August 2020 Percentage...

‘Don’t lift bans on alcohol and tobacco’: ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

ANC Women's League remains opposed to plans to lift the restrictions 'as SA could be hit by another wave' of Covid-19 infections. ANC Women's League...

JUST IN | SA could move to level two this week...

The country could move to Level 2 this week if Cabinet accepts a recommendation from directors-general to open more sectors of the economy. A forum...

Covid-19 is not spread by breastfeeding, say experts

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen a fair share of fake news and conspiracy theories emerge, with the only real result being to sow fear...

Mabuyane meets US ambassador to discuss Covid support

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane recently hosted a virtual meeting with US amabassador to SA Lana Marks to discuss US support for the province...

Covid-19: 414 new deaths, 8,686 new cases recorded in past 24...

SA has recorded another day of relatively low new Covid-19 infections, with 8,686 cases confirmed in the past 24 hours. But it was a day...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 3 August 2020

As of yesterday, a cumulative total of 511 485 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded with 8 195 new cases identified. Case Data Province Total...

No more lockdowns: World Health Organisation warns that the price is...

The World Health Organisation has urged countries not to reimpose national lockdowns in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 due to social...

Eastern Cape ‘will send patients to other provinces’ as Covid-19 soars

The Eastern Cape will need to send Covid-19 patients to neighbouring provinces. This was the admission from project management unit team leader Dr Sibongile Zungu,...

R6m KZN hospital burnt to the ground to protest its use...

A security guard has been injured and a R6m hospital building in northern KwaZulu-Natal burnt to the ground, allegedly to protest the hospital being...

Lockdown changes will push curfew to 10pm, allow intraprovincial travel

The government has resolved to ease the curfew by an hour to enable restaurants to maximise their peak customer-serving time. Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said...

V&A Waterfront the first ‘Covid-19 safe’ tourist attraction in SA

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront has become the first tourist attraction in SA to be considered Covid-19 safe. The attraction was awarded a “global safety and...

Gauteng health MEC told to take ‘leave of absence’ as PPE...

Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has been instructed to take a leave of absence while he is being investigated in connection with the awarding...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 29 July 2020

As of today, a cumulative total of 471 123 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. Case Data Province Total cases for 29 July 2020 Percentage total Eastern Cape 75872 16,1 Free...

Wearing a mask doesn’t ‘create a false sense of security’, new...

Wearing face masks, especially in indoor public spaces, is now mandated or recommended in more than 160 countries A new review published in BMJ Analysis has found...

KZN premier tells citizens ‘the Covid-19 storm is here’

KwaZulu-Natal is in the midst of weathering the Covid-19 storm, as confirmed by a drastic increase in positive cases over the past week. Addressing the...

SA has all the ingredients to recover from Covid-19 economic damage...

President Cyril Ramaphosa said SA's path to economic recovery will be long and difficult and must start now. Image: GCIS SA has all...

SA Latest Covid-19 statistics – 26 July 2020

SA Minister of health released the latest Covid-19 statistics. As of today, a cumulative total of 445 433 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been...

IN QUOTES | Health minister Zweli Mkhize answers questions from the...

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Sunday evening answered questions from the public related to Covid-19 in a live broadcast by Newzroom Afrika. Below are some...

Mantashe discharged from hospital

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe has been discharged from hospital, according to cabinet spokesperson Phumla Williams. The minister tested positive for Covid-19...

Trade minister Patel tests positive for Covid-19

Trade minister Ebrahim Patel on Saturday tested positive for Covid-19, the cabinet said, the fourth minister to contract the virus in Africa's hardest-hit country. Cabinet...

North Korea declares emergency after ‘runaway’ coronavirus defector returns

North Korean authorities have imposed a lockdown on the border city of Kaesong after discovering what they called the country's first suspected case of...

Booze ban working, say doctors

The banning of the sale of alcohol remains one of the most controversial regulations to emerge during the national lockdown, both among the industry...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 25 July 2020

SA Minister of Health, Zwelini Mkhize released the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. A cumulative total of 421 996 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have...

Unions ‘confident’ schools will be closed after cabinet meets on Covid-19...

The National Teachers Union (Natu) is confident that the cabinet will agree to close schools when it meets soon. Natu and four other teacher unions...

Nine out of 10 South Africans worried about paying bills as...

NONKULULEKO NJILO As many as 91% of South Africans are concerned about being able to pay bills and loans four months into the Covid-19 pandemic,...

SA latest Covid-19 statistics – 20 July 2020

SA Minister of Health, Dr. Zwelini Mkhize released the latest Covid-19 statistics last night. A cumulative total of 373 628 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa...

‘Breakthrough’ treatment slashes virus death risk: study

An aerosol-based drug treatment could drastically reduce the number of new coronavirus patients dying from the disease or requiring intensive care, according to preliminary...

No work, no pay likely should schools close

Teacher unions are pushing back against a move to dock their pay should schools be closed again due to the upsurge of coronavirus cases. This...

Lockdown travel rules: can I go on holiday if I don’t...

After much confusion, regulations regarding leisure travel in level 3 are clear To take “leisure” bookings or not to take “leisure” bookings ... that, for...

Honour Madiba’s legacy by putting nation’s health first during Covid-19 pandemic,...

Parliament on Saturday called on South Africans to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela by putting the health of those at home and in...

It’s better to lose the school year than lives: Mmusi Maimane

One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane believes it is better to lose the school academic year than to lose lives. Maimane, together with his One...

Man hangs himself ‘after positive Covid-19 test’

A 58-year-old man allegedly committed suicide a few days after he received results showing that he had Covid-19. The man reportedly went to a local...