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Russia tests Covid-19 vaccine as nasal spray for children - agencies

Russia has tested a nasal spray form of its Covid-19 vaccine that is suitable for children aged 8-12, and plans to ...

By Reuters

KES closed for a week as 34 boys test positive for Covid-19

One of Johannesburg’s leading boys’ schools, King Edward VII, has been forced to close due to a spike in Covid-19 ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

Indian village prays to 'goddess corona' to rid them of the virus

Indian villagers have erected a shrine to "goddess corona" and are offering her prayers in the hope that divine ...

By Saurabh Sharma

'Real possibility' that J&J vaccines ready to be used in SA might not be ...

There is a "real possibility" that the Johnson & Johnson vaccines ready to be distributed to South Africans from the ...

By TimesLIVE

‘We are feeling the pressure’: Gauteng hospital CEO as third wave hits

Many hospital facilities in Gauteng 'overwhelmed with the increase in Covid-19 positive patients', says Tembisa ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Nearly 9,150 new Covid-19 cases recorded in SA in 24 hours as third wave ...

The figures from the past seven days, according to the NICD, mean the third wave of the infections has officially hit ...

By TimesLIVE

‘Let us trust in Moseneke’, says Ramaphosa over election inquiry

President Cyril  Ramaphosa on Thursday pleaded with South Africans to allow a panel led by justice Dikgang Moseneke to ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Gauteng health department worried by spike in new Covid-19 cases

There were 8,881 Covid-19 cases recorded on Wednesday across SA, with Gauteng accounting for 5,111 of them — 58% of the ...

More Covid-19 vaccine sites for Nelson Mandela Bay

The new sites come after weeks of the vaccine rollout being disrupted by a shortage of availability of the jab.

By Yolanda Palezweni

Western Cape officially entering its third wave of Covid-19, says premier

The province has not quite passed the threshold of the technical definition, but premier Alan Winde said on Thursday ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Biden to donate 500 million Pfizer doses, urge others to join in

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to more than 90 ...

By Reuters

SA records 8,800 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, with 5,100 in Gauteng

Gauteng accounted for more than half (58%) of all the new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, says the NICD

By Staff Reporter

We'd be thrilled if HIV and TB got this much attention, says Sisonke trial ...

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, co-lead investigator on the Sisonke trial, has cautioned that we drop the ball on HIV and ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

NMU shuts down classes as Covid-19 numbers rise

Ten new Covid-19 cases among Nelson Mandela University students in Gqeberha in the past 24 hours has prompted the ...

By Herald Reporter

FNB to help elderly register for Covid-19 vaccinations online

“As a corporate citizen, we have a responsibility to help efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said FNB's points ...

TUT suspends contact classes as Covid-19 infections soar

The Tshwane University of Technology has suspended contact classes at all its campuses, saying the surge in Covid-19 ...

SA reaches major vaccine milestone as 4,200 new cases recorded in 24 hours

"We have officially vaccinated over 1 million senior citizens aged 60 years and above under phase two. We must convey ...

By TimesLIVE

Command council extends state of disaster, urges youth to help elderly ...

The national coronavirus command council (NCCC) has recommended that the cabinet extends the national state of disaster ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Gogo becomes the oldest person to receive Covid-19 jab in SA, says health ...

Nomamelika Philiso received her vaccine at her home in Mandleni, Alfred Nzo municipality in the Eastern Cape, the ...

KZN launches vaccine roadshows as Covid-19 infections rise

KwaZulu-Natal health authorities have launched a series of province-wide roadshows to drum up public support for ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

Millions more frozen from 7 firms linked to school decontamination, ...

Some of the funds have already been spent on travel and accommodation, and towards loan repayments, says the SIU.

By TimesLIVE

US report concluded Covid-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab

A report on the origins of Covid-19 by a US government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus ...

By Reuters

J&J vaccine holdup endures as SA awaits information from US

SA cannot yet approve the rollout of the next phase of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination programme, despite the ...

By TimesLIVE

SA records 3,200 new Covid-19 cases, 89 deaths in 24 hours

SA stands on the verge of 1.7 million confirmed Covid-19 cases after 3,285 new infections were recorded in the past 24 ...

By TimesLIVE

Doctors' association calls for tougher Covid-19 restrictions amid third ...

As Covid-19 infections are again on the rise, the SA Medical Association on Monday called for the government to impose ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa warned South Africans of a possible third wave of Covid-19 infections on May 30 2021. Ramaphosa also implemented a 11pm curfew and reminded South Africans to continue to wear their masks. #SACovid #Covid19 #Coronavirus

LOCKDOWN - ONE YEAR ON

Lockdown | One year on

Saturday marks exactly a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa effected the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown; and ...

By Mpho Koka, Lindile Sifile and Yolisa Sobuwa

Economy bleeds, unemployment at all-time high

Saturday marks exactly a year since President Cyril Ramaphosa effected the Covid-19-enforced national lockdown; and ...

Lindile Sifile
Journalist

Lockdown forced small businesses to change tact

The restrictions brought upon by the lockdown regulations forced many small business owners to rethink their business ...

Pandemic sent pastor down financial hellhole

When the President extended the country’s first hard lockdown, a pastor had to rely on handouts and reprieve on his ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

Couple gets new lease on life with baking business

A cook-off challenge between friends to get rid of the lockdown boredom has given a Joburg couple a new lease on life ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

Bus company owner fears the worst over expected third wave

Sonja Le Roux, a bus company owner, is worried that the anticipated third wave of the Covid-19 that is expected in ...

Mpho Koka
Journalist

Dad's retrenchment forces pupil to stop boarding

Life has not been the same for a 35-year-old man who was retrenched during lockdown and could no longer afford to pay ...

Yoliswa Sobuwa
Journalist

WE FIGHT ON | A year since first Covid-19 infection in SA was confirmed

WE FIGHT ON | A year since first Covid-19 infection in SA was confirmed

On March 5, 2020 health minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the country had its first confirmed case, a man who was ...

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 ...

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

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