Coronavirus watch

17 March 2020 - 11:05
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Eastern Cape following same Covid-19 'pattern' as ...

The government is worried about the increase in Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape, as cases across the country climbed ...

By Matthew Savides

Court rules Covid-19 patients may not be forced ...

The government has been barred by the high court in Pretoria from forcing patients who test positive for Covid-19 into ...

By Staff Reporter

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Lifting of booze ban sees sales rival that of 'Black Friday, New Year’s ...

Monday’s lifting of the lockdown booze ban was like heaven on earth of for retailers and bottle store traders with ...

By GRAEME HOSKEN

Mkhize receives ventilator machines donated to SA by US

Health minister Zweli Mkhize will on Saturday receive ventilator machines donated to SA by the US to help in the fight ...

By SowetanLIVE

Leanne Manas on why she deleted controversial paid post from Twitter

TV presenter Leanne Manas faced a backlash on Friday

By Unathi Nkanjeni

NATHANIEL LEE | NO WISHING AWAY BOOZE

Reports that hospitals were admitting more patients in trauma units have put a damper on the euphoria generated by the ...

By Nathaniel Lee

SA Covid-19 death toll inches closer to 1,000

The country's Covid-19 infections have increased by 2,642 in 24 hours with the national death toll confirmed to be 908 ...

By SowetanLIVE

'Cost not the issue, saving lives is': Ramaphosa pumps R3bn into Covid-19 ...

Never mind the cost, saving lives is what matters.

By Sipokazi Fokazi

Covid-19: Zoom can be used to negotiate retrenchments in SA

The Johannesburg Labour Court has ruled that retrenchment negotiations can take place over Zoom or similar video ...

By Tania Broughton

Domestic flights resume in Joburg - passengers should arrive two hours ...

The first domestic commercial flight from OR Tambo International Airport under level 3 of the lockdown took off on ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Extra hands needed as 80% of health workers with Covid-19 are in Western ...

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize voiced concern on Friday that 80% of the country's health-care workers who had ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

No final word yet on Collins Khosa's death, says Mapisa-Nqakula

Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says there is no final word yet on the Collins Khosa incident and any ...

By ERNEST MABUZA

ConCourt dismisses bid by Maimane's movement to stop school reopening

The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed an application by former DA leader Mmusi Maimane's One South Africa ...

By Ernest Mabuza

David Mabuza says SA has right leadership for Covid-19 challenge

Deputy President David Mabuza says the government has had to take ‘tough’ decisions to save lives during the Covid-19 ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

Trauma units filling up as violence, road deaths surge along with booze ...

The easing of the ban on alcohol sales during the lockdown has seen an increase of deadly road accidents, violence and ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Covid-19 takes its toll on doctors, nurses & health workers in Western Cape

There have been 1,713 health workers infected with Covid-19 across the public and private sector in the Western Cape ...

By staff reporter

'A matter of life and death': staff shortages no excuse, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his grave concern for the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in the Western Cape which ...

By Tanya Farber

Sanitiser supply goes missing from KZN school - then reappears

Police are investigating the disappearance of two drums of sanitiser allegedly stolen from a primary school in ...

By Suthentira Govender

Gauteng schools will be ready on Monday despite vandals, 12 Covid ...

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said despite the high number of vandalised schools and those without water and ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

WATCH LIVE | Ramaphosa assesses Western Cape's Covid-19 response

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday visiting the Western Cape where he will assess the province's Covid-19 response.

By Staff Reporter

Gauteng now has more active Covid-19 cases than recoveries, for first time

The Gauteng Covid-19 command council led by premier David Makhura says the number of active cases in Gauteng has ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

KWANELE NDLOVU | Heaven can wait... mother's not going near a church

The first thing I did when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that churches and all other institutions of religion ...

Kwanele Ndlovu
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Mpumalanga police station closed after officer tests positive for Covid-19

The Mpumalanga police have closed Barbeton police station after one member tested positive for the Covid-19.

By mandla khoza

Three KZN Sassa offices shut after staff test positive for Covid-19

Three SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) branches in KwaZulu-Natal have been temporarily shut after workers tested ...

By Suthentira Govender

Jackson Mthembu on higher lockdown level for Western Cape

Government says the regulations were taken to ensure the safety of all South Africans

By Cebelihle Bhengu

'We are just at the beginning. This is not going away,' world's top virus ...

“We must realise we are only at the beginning of this pandemic. There is no way by some miracle one fine day it will ...

By Tanya Farber

Some churches unsure of Covid-19 limits

It is going to be a new environment for worshippers when they attend churches on Sunday as religious gatherings begin ...

By Penwell Dlamini

IN PICS | South Africans wake up bright and early ...

South Africans are lining up to wait for liquor stores across the country to open their doors for the first time since ...

By Staff Reporter

New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian ...

The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.

By Crispian Balmer

Ramaphosa reveals China’s integral role in SA’s fight against the ...

China continues to play a pivotal role in SA’s fight against the coronavirus.

By Naledi Shange

WATCH LIVE | Religious groups take part in SA's national day of prayer

Religious groups are taking part in the national day of prayer on Sunday.

By SowetanLIVE

Here are the back-to-school dates for all grades

It'll be a month after grade 12 and 7 pupils go back to school that their mates can start to join them in the classroom.

By Matthew Savides

Prasa not ready to resume Metrorail services, says Mbalula

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has delayed the resumption of train services in Gauteng and the rest of the country ...

By Penwell Dlamini