Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

26 October 2021 - 06:00 By TimesLIVE

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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA:  2,925,939 ; DEATHS: 89,484

Top arts council officials charged: Covid-19 ...

While no funds are missing from the artists' Covid-19 relief fund, there was a lack of oversight resulting in an ...

Gauteng records 173 of SA's 393 new Covid-19 cases

Gauteng recorded 173 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, about 44% of the total number of infections across SA in ...

By TimesLIVE

Election campaigns and voting caused no Covid-19 spread: health ministry

SA's active Covid-19 case numbers are “relatively high” at about 16,000 but “far less than the peak”, health minister ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

WATCH LIVE | Virtual briefing on Covid-19 and vaccination rollout

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla holds a virtual briefing on Covid-19 and vaccination rollout thus far.

By TimesLIVE

Health workers power up Covid-19 defences with J&J booster jabs

Healthcare workers lined up slowly this week for a booster shot of the J&J Covid-19 vaccine, with about 6,000 getting a ...

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Freelancing professionals 'the way of the future' ...

Market research conducted by outsourcing company Outsized suggested that up to 30% of future staff complements in SA ...

Aron Hyman
Reporter

Covid-19: Just 146 cases and nine deaths recorded in South Africa in 24 ...

None of the country's nine provinces recorded more than 50 new Covid-19 cases in the past day, the latest NICD ...

By TimesLIVE

Aspen aims to sharply increase Covid-19 vaccine capacity

SA's Aspen Pharmacare is aiming to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to 1.3-billion doses a year by ...

By Promit Mukherjee

Ebb and flow of Covid-19 tides puzzles top scientists

The period between waves in SA ranges from 94 to 99 days, with high-risk events having little impact on this

By PAUL ASH and TANYA FARBER

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Does the vaccine have an effect on ...

General medical practitioner Dr Sheri Fanaroff said there is no biological reason nor proof the Covid-19 vaccine can ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Busa considering court action to make Covid-19 ...

Business for SA health working group chairperson Stavros Nicolaou said the organisation was “entirely aligned” with ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

What price will China pay for its Covid-zero strategy in the face of Delta?

The country is going against a global trend to coexist with the virus and rely on vaccinations, making analysts worried

By Bloomberg News

Please find a way to make transparent masks, plead hearing-disabled people

People living with disabilities bear the brunt of government measures to combat Covid-19

Q&A with acting health director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp

The department of health has begun vaccinating children between 12 and 17 against Covid-19. Chris Barron asked acting ...

By Chris Barron

Covid-19 jabs safe in early pregnancy, Norwegian data shows

Covid-19 vaccinations do not increase the risk of first-trimester miscarriages in pregnant women new research shows.

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Vexed vs unvaxxed: Office politics get extra ...

Without mandatory vaccination policies for workplaces, staff risk greater exposure to the virus than they do working at ...

By CLAIRE KEETON and TANYA FARBER

Q&A with acting health director-general Dr Nicholas Crisp

The department of health has begun vaccinating children between 12 and 17 against Covid-19. Chris Barron asked acting ...

By Chris Barron

Covid-19 restrictions have left women and children worn out — study

Lack of job security, lower salaries and being more hands-on when caring for the sick in their homes during the ...

Covid-19: SA records 517 new cases, 56 deaths in 24 hours

It was another day of low Covid-19 infections, with 517 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 jabs safe in early pregnancy, Norwegian data shows

Covid-19 vaccinations do not increase the risk of first-trimester miscarriages in pregnant women new research shows.

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

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.


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COVID-19: WHAT IS IT
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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