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: 276,242  ; DEATHS: 4,079

'I feel fine,' says deputy minister Hendrietta ...

The deputy minister of social development Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has tested positive for Covid-19, her ministry ...

By Naledi Shange

Sowetans don masks but disregard social distancing rules

Soweto residents on Monday appeared to be heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to wear face masks in public but ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

Eastern Cape judge Patrick Jaji dies of Covid-19 complications

Eastern Cape judge Patrick Jaji has died of Covid-19 related complications, the judiciary announced on Monday.

By Naledi Shange

10 rules for Johannesburg's city parks in lockdown - and some remain closed

Johannesburgers can visit local parks near them from Wednesday but reserves including the botanical gardens will only ...

By TimesLIVE

Failure to enforce wearing of masks can get you a criminal record: Lamola

And if individual compliance does not improve, then the government may impose the same criminality on individuals who ...

By ANDISIWE MAKINANA

Curbs don't limit freedom, they limit Covid-19: ...

Stringent lockdown measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, including the suspension of liquor sales ...

By ERNEST MABUZA

Union Numsa brings drug remdesivir to SA to treat Covid-19 patients

A subsidiary of Numsa Investment Company has partnered with an Indian group listed in the US to roll out remdesivir -  ...

By Nick Wilson

Taxi drivers face jail time if passengers do not wear face masks

Public transport drivers and operators allowing commuters into their vehicles without a face mask can be prosecuted and ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

About that booze ban: Massive outpouring of support & anger

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced additional changes to alert level 3 Covid-19 regulations, declaring that no more ...

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Alcohol industry queries ban chosen over plan to curb problem drinking

The government's ban on the sale of alcohol during the lockdown was reinstated without warning on Sunday night, and ...

By TimesLIVE

Everything you need to know about SA's new ...

At about 9pm on Sunday night, more than a dozen new pieces of legislation were thrust upon South Africa.

By Matthew Savides

Job losses, family visits and closing schools – political parties react to ...

There have been mixed reactions after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to the nation on Sunday evening

By Iavan Pijoos and and Nomahlubi Jordaan

Restaurant association seeks legal advice on action to take regarding ...

The Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) says it is seeking legal advice on what action to take against government on ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Absentee rates up to 40% as Covid-19 fears keep pupils at home

A spike in Covid-19 infections at schools and parents’ reluctance to send their children back to class has forced many ...

By Prega Govender

'No, Gauteng has not run out of oxygen,' says provincial health department

When the oxygen tanks reach a 50% capacity, a telemetry system triggers a refill alert

By Cebelihle Bhengu

SA on Ramaphosa's booze news: 'Haai, not even a ...

Seriously, no booze from tonight. Soz.

By Jessica Levitt

SA will not go back to hard lockdown: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday night that SA would not go back to a hard lockdown

By Matthew Savides

'Tata is shouting at us tonight': Mzansi schooled by Ramaphosa for ...

If you've been living your best lockdown life, CR has a message for you.

By Jessica Levitt

New laws gazetted to enforce Ramaphosa's 'immediate' alcohol ban

"The sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol will be suspended with immediate effect"

By Matthew Savides

More than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in SA, with 276,200 cases confirmed

SA has 276,242 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 4,079 deaths

By TimesLIVE

'Curfew, booze-sale curbs': What to expect from ...

A reintroduction of the night-time curfew, tightening regulations on the sale of alcohol, limiting movement between ...

By CAIPHUS KGOSANA and THABO MOKONE

'The medical urgency is growing': Gauteng is running out of beds

A looming shortage of ICU and general ward beds means severely ill Covid patients - even those with medical aid - may ...

By GRAEME HOSKEN

'It could be old stock': Tobacco firms deny they're behind illegal ...

The government’s seeming inability to stem the flow of cigarettes onto SA’s streets has raised questions of when, or ...

By GRAEME HOSKEN

Covid-19 top 10: worrying stats for South Africa

SA is set to break into the top 10 nations with the most Covid-19 infections, but experts say such landmarks are ...

By TANYA FARBER

S'THEMBISO MSOMI | The first casualty of war, including this one, is truth

Every unexpected phone call - from home, from a relative in another part of the country or from a friend - causes ...

By STHEMBISO MSOMI

RAY MCCAULEY | Pandemic presents leaders with a ...

Leaders have to make decisions during difficult times: this is the burden of responsibility that those who are tasked ...

By RAY McCAULEY

'We’re approaching the point where we'll be overrun': On the frontline of ...

As SA braces for the peak of Covid-19, exhausted health-care workers tell how the battle against the virus is taking ...

By Sunday Times reporters

SIVIWE GWARUBE | Dereliction of our health system now hurts us all

As SA traverses the rough seas of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cracks that have been caused by decades of government ...

By SIVIWE GWARUBE

Covid-19 pandemic: False negatives and the danger of testing too soon

When Nombeka Sithole received a negative Covid-19 test result 10 days ago, her family were relieved.

By NIVASHNI NAIR

'The project hasn’t gone as quickly as we'd have hoped': Ventilator ...

The deadline to produce 20,000 noninvasive ventilators has been pushed back for a third time, with the National ...

Jeff Wicks
Journalist

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Pregnant women can pass Covid-19 to their unborn babies — new study

The evidence that pregnant women may pass the Covid-19 virus to their unborn babies is gaining momentum, with a new ...

By Sipokazi Fokazi

Virus poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of COVID-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma ...

By AFP

WATCH | Elderly woman shouted at after asking man to wear mask

Daniel Maples threatened an elderly woman after he was asked to wear a face mask. A CEO of the company he worked for ...

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Shock stats: Gauteng Covid-19 cases surge 183% in two weeks

Cases in the province increased by over 50,000 between June 26 and July 9.

By Cebelihle Bhengu
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