Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

11 October 2021 - 06:15 By TimesLIVE

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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA:  2,918,366 ; DEATHS: 88,835

Rhodes University set to enforce mandatory ...

Rhodes University’s council this week approved a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination rule for the resumption of face-to-face ...

By Adrienne Carlisle

Russia reports cases of more contagious Covid-19 variant

Russia has reported some Covid-19 infections with a new coronavirus variant believed to be even more contagious than ...

By Maxim Rodionov

How Covid-19 and commercialism are killing age-old Moroccan traditions

Artisans are pinning their hopes on local tourism as foreigners stay away and youngsters opt for white-collar jobs

By Ahmed Eljechtimi

Music fans turn up the vol to mute Covid-19

Listening time through subscription audio streaming has risen 51% as people look to music for comfort: study

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian

White House lays out plan to vaccinate kids ages 5 to 11

The Biden administration on Wednesday outlined its plan to vaccinate millions of kids ages 5 to 11 as soon as the ...

By Susan Heavey

SA records 591 Covid-19 cases, 80 deaths in 24 ...

SA recorded 591 new Covid-19 cases and 80 deaths in the past 24 hours, the latest NICD statistics showed.

By TimesLIVE

IEC clears the air: ‘You don’t need to produce a vaccination certificate ...

The Electoral Commission has cleared the air on rumours that voters need to be vaccinated before heading to the polls ...

Adolescents getting jabbed could be ‘wake-up call’ for elders, says top ...

They also don’t need consent, but so what? ‘They make many important decisions without  parents every day’

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

US workers face job losses as Covid-19 vaccine mandates kick in

Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of ...

By Nathan Layne

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What side effects can my child expect ...

The vaccine rollout for children between 12 and 17 years old will kick off from Wednesday.

Kenya's president Kenyatta lifts coronavirus ...

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday lifted a nationwide curfew, which has been in place since March last year ...

By Duncan Miriri

‘I would tell them to f**k off’: Restaurant owner pushes back after taking ...

When Angelo Zachariades, the owner of Mozambik in Menlyn Mall, Pretoria, tweeted his pride that all his staff members ...

Gates Foundation allots R1,7bn for poor nations to get Covid-19 Merck drug

The Gates Foundation will allocate up to $120m (R1.7bn) to help lower-income countries get an experimental Covid-19 ...

By Bhargav Acharya

One in seven patients ‘missed cancer surgery during Covid-19 lockdowns’

One in seven cancer patients around the world has missed out on potentially life-saving operations during Covid-19 ...

Study: Pfizer vaccine '93% effective in preventing hospitalisation' in ...

Data 'reinforces importance' of jab to protect youths against severe Covid-19.

By Manas Mishra

Children can choose to vaccinate or not, 'but ...

“It is recommended that parents have open discussions with children about the benefits of Covid-19 vaccine to make an ...

Covid-19: 453 new cases, 50 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours

There were 453 new Covid-19 cases reported in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Tuesday.

By TimesLIVE

Devastating impact of Covid-19 shows on Airports Company SA's books

Passenger figures in SA for the year fell by 78%.

By TimesLIVE

WHO-led programme aims to buy antiviral Covid-19 pills for $10 — document

The programme wants to deliver about one billion Covid-19 tests to poorer nations, and procure drugs to treat up to ...

By Francesco Guarascio

AU to establish a response authority and fund to address Covid-19 on the ...

In a bid to secure regional capacity to respond to subsequent waves of Covid-19 and future pandemics, a panel of health ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Covid-19: 210 cases, seven deaths in SA in 24 ...

There were just 210 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

By TimesLIVE

'There will be major pushback': lawyer on children 'not needing parental ...

A lawyer has criticised the health department for saying children over 12 did not need their parents' consent to get ...

LISTEN | How Covid-19 will impact your voting experience — IEC

With only 14 days to go until South Africans are expected to head to the polls for this year’s local government ...

By Paige Muller

Questions and anxiety: Here's what kids think of getting the Covid-19 ...

In interviews with TimesLIVE, conducted before last week's announcement, four 13-year-old children from the Red Cross ...

Children over 12 years can get the Covid-19 vaccine without a parent’s ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla said the side-effect of heart inflammation in young boys will be closely monitored.

A meme a day won’t keep Covid away, but will ...

The research has also found that coronavirus-related content can boost people’s confidence

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

NGOs scramble to dampen Covid-19's impact on people living with HIV

HIV professionals battling to maintain services during the coronavirus pandemic have been adopting innovative methods.

By Benjamin Ryan and Kim Harrisberg

Failure to launch: SA rejects Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine over HIV concerns

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has not approved the Sputnik V vaccine because of concerns that ...

Aron Hyman
Reporter

'We don’t want to work against parents': Gauteng government wants children ...

Gauteng premier David Makhura says his government is working on a programme that will allow children to be vaccinated ...

Covid-19: 210 cases, seven deaths in SA in 24 hours, NICD says

There were just 210 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.

By TimesLIVE

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of ...

Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from ...

By Reuters

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do vaccination certificates expire?

Five important things you need to know about the e-certificates.

Delta forces ‘Covid-zero’ nations to face reality and start reopening

As countries find ways to accept it as endemic, more and more borders are opening up to vaccinated travellers

By Bloomberg News

EDITORIAL | Jabs for teens marks a welcome milestone

We welcome the announcement this week by health minister Joe Phaahla that children between 12 and 17 will be eligible ...

By Sunday Times Editorial

John Nkengasong, Africa's 'hero doctor' who met Covid-19 and Ebola head-on

Claire Keeton speaks to the esteemed virologist who will soon be taking up a top HIV-prevention position in the US ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Cops more ‘relaxed’ about Covid-19 rule ...

Talking in, arrests out. That's the message from police minister Bheki Cele, who admitted this week that the Covid-19 ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

Check the Covid-19 fine print before you take to the skies, warn tourism ...

South Africans can now visit more than 123 countries, but travel agents warn that it’s crucial to find out what ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Anxious teens might need emotional support in facing the jab, says expert

Vaccinations against Covid-19 will open for teens aged between12 and 17 on October 20. They will be able to get one ...

Orrin Singh
Reporter

What we learnt from recording acts of kindness as Covid-19 unfolded in SA

Noting people’s selflessness from the start of lockdown has resulted in a book about how many held each other up

By Jess Auerbach

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications

Colin Powell, the first black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age of 84 from ...

By Reuters

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COVID-19: WHAT IS IT
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RECORDED | Ramaphosa addresses the nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night, the presidency has confirmed.

By TimesLIVE

Open up takeaway alcohol sales, liquor body asks Ramaphosa ahead of ...

The Liquor Traders Association has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to lift some of the restrictions, ...

By TimesLIVE

Tokyo 2020 CEO says Tokyo Olympics will create model for pandemic Games

The Tokyo Olympics will provide a model for hosting the Games during a pandemic after rising Covid-19 infections forced ...

By Reuters

'The govt has blood on its hands': State blamed for 'ineptitude' on ...

The government's "total ineptitude" has come under fire from one of SA's most eminent vaccine and infectious diseases ...

By TANYA FARBER, CLAIRE KEETON and GRAEME HOSKEN

More of level 4 expected as experts predict 'case rates will overwhelm ...

Record Covid-19 infections driven by the rampant Delta variant mean the level 4 lockdown is likely to be extended when ...

By CLAIRE KEETON, PREGA GOVENDER and TANYA FARBER
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