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Manchester United say they can safely host 23,500 fans at Old Trafford

Manchester United can safely host 23,500 fans at Old Trafford while maintaining social distancing to curb the spread of ...

By Reuters

Under-pressure German Covid-19 test lab produces run of false positives

A German laboratory wrongly diagnosed 58 out of 60 coronavirus tests as positive, a newspaper reported on Wednesday, ...

By Reuters

France must accept new national lockdown, says hospital professor

Professor Philippe Juvin, a leading member of Paris' Georges-Pompidou hospital, told RTL radio on Wednesday that France ...

By Reuters

Gauteng hospitals hit by medicine shortage: health department

Increased demand for Covid-19 treatment has contributed to Gauteng's hospitals and clinics running short on some ...

President Ramaphosa goes into self-isolation

A charity event with just 35 guests has led President Cyril Ramaphosa into self-quarantine, because one of the guests ...

By TimesLIVE

Bail for man who pocketed R150k in Covid-19 funds meant for preschool

A 45-year-old man from Pretoria who was arrested after receiving R150,000 in Covid-19 UIF funds in May this year was ...

SA records 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

SA recorded slightly about 1,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on ...

By Staff Reporter

Political parties lambaste ANC 'hyenas' over Covid-19 corruption

Political parties have slammed the ruling ANC and its handling of Covid-19 relief funds, which were allegedly looted by ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

Minimal dropout of grade 12s writing exams despite Covid-19 disruptions

The department of basic education is on track with its preparations for the largest ever matric exams, which start next ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

Spared early on, 'Trump country' now leads in coronavirus cases, deaths

In the early days of what became a historic public health crisis, the novel coronavirus was, in the lexicon of U.S. ...

By Reuters

UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on ...

By Reuters

KZN liquor outlets fined for breaking lockdown rules and fake licences

The owner of a tavern in Vryheid was fined R5,000 for trading after midnight, and eight other KwaZulu-Natal liquor ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

KZN premier warns of return to hard lockdown if 'reckless' behaviour ...

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala has warned that another hard lockdown could be imminent if people did not change ...

By SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER

Six positive cases: Lions vs Cheetahs cancelled due to Covid-19

Inevitably, perhaps, Covid-19’s tentacles have enveloped the Lions’ squad to the point that their Super Rugby Unlocked ...

By Liam Del Carme

US sets new record of 84,000 Covid-19 cases in a single day

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the US on Friday —  a record one-day increase in infections ...

By Reuters

Traditional leaders work with university on Covid plan for summer rite

The Eastern Cape house of traditional leaders has worked with Walter Sisulu University to develop a plan to lower ...

By Lulamile Feni

Fears of second wave as Nelson Mandela Bay Covid-19 infections jump

A wave of Covid-19 infections has hit Nelson Mandela Bay — and acting mayor Thsonono Buyeye has called on residents to ...

By Kathryn Kimberley

Covid-19 makes births more complicated

Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 are more likely to experience complications after birth compared to those who test ...

Nelson Mandela Bay's Mongameli Bobani on a ventilator with Covid-19

Nelson Mandela Bay councillors have been instructed to report to the Port Elizabeth City Hall to test for Covid-19.

By Michael Kimberley

Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

US President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging ...

By Reuters

Many believe Covid-19 is exaggerated and declining, says survey

A new survey has revealed that there has been growing pandemic "fatigue" and complacency since lockdown rules were ...

'We were caught napping' - Mabuza

Deputy president David Mabuza says the government was caught napping regarding Covid-19 corruption, saying that some of ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

SA records more than 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours for second day

For the second straight day, SA recorded more than 2,000 new cases of Covid-19.

By Staff Reporter

'Stop the violence, respect the law': Ramaphosa speaks on Nigeria protests

The AU on Thursday weighed in on the protests in Nigeria, urging the government to refrain from the use of violence.

Scrap the 'red list' and allow all international travellers into SA, urges ...

The Western Cape government has expressed disappointment over the department of home affairs' revised “red list”, ...