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Brazil women suffer in silence as Covid-19 sparks domestic terror

Around the world, police and prosecutors, victim support teams and women's movements have reported rising domestic ...

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How does resistance to disinfectants happen? We’re on the road to ...

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on our lives. One effect that could yet be seen might be the development of ...

By Robert Bragg and Charlotte Boucher-van Jaarsveld

New Zealand's Auckland emerges from weeklong coronavirus lockdown

Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city, emerged on Sunday from a strict weeklong lockdown imposed after a community ...

By Reuters

Covid-19 variant in Brazil more likely to reinfect survivors

A coronavirus variant circulating in Brazil is likely able to reinfect people who survived infections with earlier ...

By Reuters

Health-care workers honoured for their contribution in fight against Covid

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has thanked nurses for their contribution in the fight against Covid-19.

Covid-19 affects men and women differently

The African Population Health Research Centre has been mining data across 47 countries in Africa, tracking differences ...

By Sylvia Kiwuwa Muyingo

Democrats advance Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 bill

Democrats in the U.S. Senate forged ahead with President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan early on ...

By Reuters

Health department accused of 'lying' to parliament over J&J vaccines

The health department has been accused of lying to parliament about the procurement of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

J&J vaccine being administered is not formally registered with health ...

Deputy health minister Joe Phaahla on Friday told parliament the Johnson & Johnson vaccine being administered was not ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Common gout drug does not help hospitalised Covid-19 adults — UK study

A commonly used gout drug did not have any effect on patients hospitalised with Covid-19, a large UK study found, ...

By Reuters

World no closer to answer on Covid origins despite WHO probe — expert

Despite a high-profile visit to China by a team of international experts in January, the world is no closer to knowing ...

By Reuters

ONE YEAR OF COVID-19 | ‘Mistakes were made, lessons were learnt’: Zweli ...

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the Covid-19 crisis has been a rough year-long journey for SA in which mistakes were ...

Suthentira Govender
Senior reporter

Nelson Mandela Bay Covid-19 map shows cases drop below 50

Active Covid-19 cases in the region have dropped below 50, according to municipal data.

By Zamandulo Malonde and Michael Kimberley

Defence minister appoints team to probe R125m drug purchase from Cuba

Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has appointed a task team to investigate the SANDF’s controversial purchase of ...

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter

South Africa now 16th in global spot for Covid-19 cases

SA has climbed two spots on the Worldometers ranking of countries with the most Covid-19 infections following the move ...

How Prof Karim went from doubter to virus fighter

In an interview with Sowetan this week ahead of the commemoration of the anniversary of the first case of Covid-19 ...

Lindile Sifile
Journalist

Gauteng had to obtain court orders for Covid-19 patients

The Gauteng government had its hands full and in some cases needed the help of law enforcement agencies including ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

A year on since first case of Covid-19 in SA

"A 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back ...

Isaac Mahlangu
Senior reporter

Doctors accused of bringing virus from China recall stigma and threats

Just a month after they were released from a quarantine site in Limpopo, twins Mvuzo and Mvuyisi Nkcosolwana-Vili were ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

Families of Covid-19 victims speak of their anguish

As SA reached a grim milestone of recording more than 50,000 Covid-19 deaths this week, relatives of some of the people ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

I almost lost my job over quarantine site – health MEC

Limpopo health MEC Ramathuba says the decision to allow repatriated South Africans from Wuhan to be quarantined at the ...

Hero SAA pilot happy to be flying again after nine months

Two months after flying an SAA flight on a historic mission to repatriate South Africans from a Chinese city that was ...

SA sees 1,404 new cases and 96 deaths in a day

In exactly a year since the first Covid-19 case was confirmed in SA on March 5, 2020, there have been 1,517,666 ...

By TimesLIVE

When and how bad Covid-19 third wave will be depends on how people behave, ...

Society’s behaviour will determine when the country will experience the third wave of Covid-19 infections, health ...

Pandor slams 'whingeing' MPs who criticised nomination of Cuban medics for ...

International relations and co-operation minister Naledi Pandor has issued a fiery broadside to MPs opposed to the ...

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