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France must review Covid-19 crowd limits on church attendance

France's State Council, the country's highest court, on Sunday ordered the government to review a law limiting the ...

By Reuters

Tokyo 2020 organisers estimate Olympic Games postponement cost $1.9bn

This year’s postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to the outbreak of the coronavirus cost about $1.9bn, ...

By REUTERS

South Korea bans year-end parties, some music lessons, as virus spikes ...

South Korean authorities announced a ban on year-end parties and some music lessons on Sunday and said public saunas ...

By Reuters

Singaporean gives birth to baby with COVID-19 antibodies - report

A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a ...

By Reuters

Alarming 117% increase in Covid-19 cases on Garden Route as parts of SA ...

Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the Western Cape's Garden Route area, with a recorded 117% increase in new ...

Smaller family Christmas gatherings in store this year

Family time and less travel. That's the forecast for the festive season this year.

Gout drug Colchicine to be tested as Covid-19 treatment in UK trial

Anti-inflammatory colchicine will be tested as a possible Covid-19 treatment in one of the world's biggest trials, the ...

By Reuters

CONSUMERLIVE | SA's Black Friday queues are online in 2020, amid Covid-19 ...

This year, many bargain-hungry SA shoppers are logging on to pay for their chosen goods online.

Wendy Knowler
Consumer journalist

S.Korea foils N.Korea attempt to hack Covid-19 vaccine makers

South Korea's intelligence agency foiled North Korean attempts to hack into South Korean companies developing ...

By Reuters

More than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases and 88 deaths recorded in 24 hours

SA recorded 3,069 new cases of Covid-19 over a 24-hour period, at a positivity rate of just under 11%. Dr Zweli Mkhize ...

By TimesLIVE

Refusal to sanitise leaves former ANC KZN leader in custody after shooting

A former leader of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is in police custody following a shooting and assault over refusal to ...

Special team set up as Covid-19 spreads at SA universities

The higher education department has been forced into action as increasing numbers of university students have ...

Zweli Mkhize hints at tightened Covid-19 lockdown in Eastern Cape

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says local lockdown restrictions will be discussed for Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern ...

By TimesLIVE

Over-60s in Johannesburg wanted for Covid-19 vaccine trials

With more than half of SA's Covid-19 deaths being people older than 60, scientists are asking Joburg residents in this ...

By TimesLIVE

Sudan's former PM Sadiq al-Mahdi dies from coronavirus in UAE

Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks ...

By Reuters

Covid-19: Long queues are spreading the disease, warn health officials

People are still having to queue for hours, and sometimes all night, for social grants or documents from the department ...

By Joseph Chirume, Mkhuseli Sizani, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Thamsanqa Mbovane

France new Covid-19 cases surge, deaths also mount

France reported a fresh surge in confirmed Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours along with another rise in deaths, ...

By Reuters

SA records 3,250 Covid-19 cases and 118 deaths on Wednesday

SA recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, as the country deals with an apparently rising infection ...

By TimesLIVE

Zweli Mkhize defends health department budget cuts

Health minister Zweli Mkhize has defended his government for its planned health department budget cuts, as fresh fears ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

Old Mutual becomes latest insurer to lose a Covid-19 case in court

Another insurance company has failed to defend its decision not to pay a client for losses incurred due to the Covid-19 ...

By TimesLIVE

Tokyo governor asks bars, restaurants to shut early amid Covid-19 spike

Bars and restaurants in Japan's capital of Tokyo will be asked to close early in a bid to halt coronavirus infections, ...

By Reuters

‘We can't afford another ban’: Beer body wants you to slow down on the ...

The Beer Association of SA calls for responsible drinking and trading ahead of Black Friday

Covid-19: SA to pay R500m for access to vaccines to protect population

SA is going with the COVAX global Covid-19 vaccine distribution scheme, with a committed purchase for 10% of its ...

By Reuters

SA passes 21,000 Covid-19 deaths, as daily positivity rate stays above 12%

Health ministry confirms 2,493 new cases in the past 24 hours from 20,288 tests - a positivity rate of 12.2%

By Staf Reporter

Russia's Sputnik Covid-19 vaccine to cost less than $20 per person ...

Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine will cost less than $20 per person on international markets and Moscow aims to ...

By Reuters

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