Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

17 March 2020 - 09:39 By TimesLIVE

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*CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA: 516,862 ; DEATHS: 8,539

New Covid-19 cases in SA drop below 6,000 for ...

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Monday night that there were 5,378 new Covid-19 cases recorded in the past ...

By TimesLIVE

Parliament to consider request to probe alleged Covid-19 corruption

National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise is considering requests by opposition MPs for parliament to investigate ...

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA

'I've sort of given up': Matrics feel even more pressure after one-week ...

Pupils who spoke to TimesLIVE on Monday said there was additional stress because of losing even more of the school year ...

By Shonisani Tshikalange

Mayor slated for fumbling through speech tests positive for Covid-19

The mayor of Mpumalanga's Nkangala district municipality has tested positive for Covid-19.

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

SAB stops R5bn investment because of alcohol ban 'which affects a million ...

SAB announced on Monday that it had "halted" R5bn in investments in the country over the next two years due to the ban ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Public protector investigates slew of complaints ...

The public protector says her office has been inundated with Covid-19 related complaints about alleged misconduct and ...

By TimesLIVE

Durban nature reserve shut after visitors flout Covid-19 regulations

A Durban nature reserve shut its gates after visitors disregarded Covid-19 regulations by turning out in large numbers ...

By Suthentira Govender

'ANC dropped the ball': Jackson Mthembu vows action on PPE saga

Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu says the ANC is committed to fighting all forms of corruption and ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Durban retirement facility struck by five new cases of Covid-19

Five new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded at a Durban retirement facility after elderly residents were exposed to a ...

By Suthentira Govender

Sent off for a cough? FA issues guidelines to referees

Players who deliberately cough at opponents or referees can be shown red or yellow cards under new guidelines issued by ...

By Reuters

People profiteering from Covid-19 are like ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has slammed those who benefit through corruption from Covid-19 funds, saying their actions ...

By Aphiwe Deklerk

WATCH | PPE found floating in river in Centurion

Essential personal protective equipment (PPE) meant to safeguard health-care workers and curb the spread of Covid-19 ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Pupils with comorbidities must produce proof when applying for exemption

Pupils with comorbidities must produce a medical certificate when they apply for partial or full exemption from ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Visas extended for foreigners stuck in SA: what you need to know

Visa and permits for foreigners stuck in SA have been extended for three more months

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Parents mulling home-schooling must comply with these rules

Parents who choose to deregister their child from a school and apply for home schooling must comply with specified ...

By Iavan Pijoos

Want to keep our kids home from school? Not so ...

If you don’t want to send your child back to school over coronavirus fears, the state has news for you.

By PREGA GOVENDER

David Mabuza 'home and well', says his office amid rumours of his death

Deputy president David Mabuza is alive and well, his office said on Sunday, as rumours of his death circulated on ...

By TimesLIVE

Teachers, principals anxious about phasing in of different grades

There is anxiety among teachers and principals over when and how the phased return to school of the different grades ...

By Iavan Pijoos

'We can eradicate coronavirus': Ramaphosa on 500,000 Covid-19 cases

SA might have hit a half million Covid-19 cases on Saturday night, but all is not lost.

By TimesLIVE

Branden Grace tests positive for Covid-19 at Barracuda, ruled out of next ...

South Africa's Branden Grace has withdrawn from the Barracuda Championship prior to the third round after testing ...

By Reuters

Covid-19 homeless camp reunites teen with his ...

A teenage runaway, a dad dreaming of seeing his children again and a reformed drug dealer are among those helped at one ...

By Shonisani Tshikalange

ANC MP Zamuxolo Peter dies from Covid-19

ANC MP  Zamuxolo Joseph Peter, who was a member of parliament's portfolio committee on tourism, has died after a short ...

By TimesLIVE

SA passes 8,000 Covid-19 deaths as 11,000 new cases confirmed

SA recorded more than 11,000 Covid-19 cases for the second consecutive day on Friday, as the country stood on the verge ...

By TimesLIVE

Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the ...

By afp

Western Cape records another 30 Covid-19 deaths

The Western Cape has recorded an additional 30 deaths, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths in the ...

By TimesLIVE

Red tape grounds Covid-19 aid flights

Covid-19 mercy flights that deliver food and medical supplies to about 10,000 people in SA's remotest regions have been ...

By SUNDAY TIMES CORRESPONDENT

Covid-19 rips ANC apart

Damaging claims of profiteering from Covid-19 contracts have split the ANC's top brass along pre-Nasrec factions, as ...

By S'THEMBILE CELE, MAWANDE AMASHABALALA, APHIWE DEKLERK and SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA

Economies savaged as virus spikes anew

Western Europe announced historic economic slumps that would have been unthinkable at the start of the year.

By Agency Staff

MMUSI MAIMANE | Closing schools is right — but let’s take this chance to ...

It has been nine days since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would be closed for a period of four weeks ...

By MMUSI MAIMANE

Here's what its like to go away in these early 'post-lockdown' days

In some parts of the world, travellers are tiptoeing out. Five of those who've ventured abroad share their stories

By Daniel Puddicombe, Mary Novakovich, Maya Boyd, Rachel Howard and Ronan O'Connell

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COVID-19: WHAT IS IT
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