Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

16 June 2021 - 19:27 By TimesLIVE

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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA: 1,774,312 ; DEATHS: 58,223

SA records more than 13,200 Covid-19 cases in 24 ...

SA recorded more than 13,000 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Wednesday.

By TimesLIVE

'We shall overcome this traumatic period,' say ...

The presiding officers of Parliament have called on South Africans to "work hand in glove" with the government in ...

Gauteng hurtling towards ‘very serious’ ...

Experts say people have become lax, predicting it will hit within weeks and be almost as bad as the first surge

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter

EDITORIAL | South Africans must get over Covid-19 fatigue and take things ...

Government seems to have learnt from its mistakes. It’s time for citizens to do the same before more people starve

Less controversial alternative to ivermectin could be Regen-Cov

Clinical trial provides the clearest evidence of the therapy’s effectiveness among hospitalised patients

By Alistair Smout

EFF won’t comply with level 3 laws even if it means jail time, says Malema ...

As the country commemorated Youth Day on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema launched a scathing attack on government, ...

Shocked by Covid-19 deaths, young Indians rush for life insurance

Like many other twenty-somethings in India, Beverly Coutinho kept postponing buying a life insurance policy, until a ...

By Reuters

EFF lambastes Sahpra for ‘refusing’ to administer ...

The EFF accused Sahpra of allegedly bowing to political pressure and influence.

US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene apologises for comparing Covid-19 ...

Republican US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene publicly apologised on Monday for her remarks last month comparing ...

By Reuters

'Our prayers are with you': Well wishes pour in for Robert Marawa after ...

Marawa issued a statement on Monday, revealing that he was recently diagnosed with Covid-19 and spent a week in ICU.

Georgia man fatally shoots cashier, injures deputy over face mask dispute

A man shopping at a supermarket in Georgia state on Monday shot and killed the cashier serving him over an argument ...

By Reuters

Dr Musa Mthombeni urges Mzansi to 'buckle up' ahead of third wave of ...

"There are at least 50 people being treated. This isn’t a ward. This is an admission area," Musa explained

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

‘We are in big trouble, it’s time to wake up’: ...

We are not taking the third wave of Covid-19 infections seriously enough, warns a doctor in Gauteng.

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail fails to prevent Covid-19 in study

AstraZeneca’s antibody cocktail was only 33% effective at preventing Covid-19 symptoms in people who had been exposed ...

By Suzi Ring

Gauteng DA wants the provincialisation of ambulances halted amid Covid-19 ...

Jack Bloom called for the provincialisation to be halted as more residents may need ambulances amid the looming threat ...

Acting health minister Kubayi-Ngubane takes aim at fake news

“There is a lot of fake news that goes around. Some people say, 'Because I have had Covid-19 previously, I will not get ...

Africa’s rising Covid-19 cases ‘especially concerning,’ WHO says

Only 2.8% of Africa’s population is inoculated, compared with a global average of 14.5%, WHO says.

By Janice Kew

The big three: how Covid-19 is playing out in ...

KZN has the biggest increase, Gauteng the most new infections, with the Western Cape close behind

By Tanya Farber and Claire Keeton

Chain reaction: Covid spike sees long queues at Joburg testing stations

People tell us their stories as they await their turn, while car guards have their own unique way of ‘staying safe’

EDITORIAL | Gauteng is doing its citizens a grave Covid-19 injustice

Infections are rocketing in the province, yet it is doing little to communicate with its people or reopen a critical ...

SA records 5,552 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours with two-thirds in Gauteng

The positivity rate of new cases - the number of positive results against the number of tests taken in 24 hours - ...

By TimesLIVE

South Africa 'A' match in limbo Zimbabwe Cricket halts activities due to ...

The ongoing four-day match between hosts Zimbabwe A and their South Africa A counterparts has been disrupted after the ...

Tiisetso Malepa
Sports reporter

Sportscaster Robert Marawa reveals he spent a ...

Popular sportscaster Robert Marawa has revealed that he battled Covid-19 for three weeks and his health deteriorated to ...

Mninawa Ntloko
Digital sports editor

Covid-19 exposed weaknesses in SA's food systems: agriculture minister, ...

Agriculture, land affairs and rural development minister Thoko Didiza says the Covid-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in ...

Aphiwe Deklerk
Political reporter

Aspen says Covid-19 vaccines for SA teachers ready 'within days'

The pharmaceutical company says it is 'extremely disappointed' that it has to destroy vaccines that were destined for ...

By TimesLIVE

‘It’s very bad’: Gauteng private hospitals take strain as third wave hits

“You will not get a bed for Covid-19. It is extremely difficult. People are also lying in the casualty [wards] in the ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Aspen to release fresh J&J vaccines within one week

Pharmaceutical firm Aspen Pharmacare will release a fresh batch of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines within a ...

By Promit Mukherjee

Faster vaccine rollout & a united department: ...

The DA has outlined five priorities acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane should focus on in Zweli Mkhize's ...

UK's Johnson set to announce delay to end of Covid-19 restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Monday that the end of Covid-19 restrictions will be ...

By Reuters

‘Contaminated is not something you want to hear after vaccination’ - SA ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the CEO of Aspen assured him they will start manufacturing vaccine batches from scratch ...

'Level 2 does not have sufficient impact': David Makhura hints at harder ...

Gauteng premier David Makhura says the province is looking at "extraordinary measures".

Millions of ‘possibly contaminated’ J&J vaccines to be discarded: four ...

After reviewing data provided by the US Food and Drug Administration, the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority has ...

Ramaphosa urges G7 to bridge coronavirus funding ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged Group of Seven leaders to help “address the substantial financing gap” for testing, ...

By Prinesha Naidoo

Nehawu spokesperson Khaya Xaba succumbs to Covid-19 complications

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has confirmed the death of its national spokesperson, ...

By TimesLIVE

300,000 J&J Covid vaccine doses will be used in SA, but the rest are ...

"Sahpra reviewed the data provided by the FDA and has made a decision not to release vaccines produced using the drug ...

By TimesLIVE

63% of new Covid-19 infections are in Gauteng

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has recorded 9,320 new Covid-19 cases in SA, it said on Saturday night.

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 vaccine rollout: Chinese, Russian vaccines for SA?

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane will meet Johnson & Johnson executives tomorrow in an attempt to save ...

By Amanda Khoza, Claire Keeton and Tanya Farber

Pfizer to give US 500 million Covid vaccines to ...

European Union foregoes 100 million J&J vaccines, considers donating other doses

By Caroline Copley, Francesco Guarascio and Elvira Pollina

Come clean with your Covid stats or you won’t get our cash, IMF tells ...

Tanzanian government has asked the IMF for emergency funding, after late president Magufuli had played down the pandemic

By Matthew Hill and Fumbuka Ng'Wanakilala

The low-down on Covid-19 around the world, including Gauteng spike

Updates from India, Australia, the UAE and more

By Reuters and Bloomberg

Covid third wave rolling relentlessly across Africa, so mask up

Thirteen countries have detected the variant originally identified in India

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Lessons learnt from HIV became the mainstay of our Covid-19 response: ...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said SA used the lessons learnt in tackling the HIV/Aids pandemic to ...

SA records 8,800 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, ...

Gauteng accounted for more than half (58%) of all the new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, says the NICD

By TimesLIVE

Sisonke trial chief springs to Fauci’s defence after rightwing attacks

But while we fight Covid-19, we should not drop the ball on HIV and tuberculosis, she cautions

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

JONATHAN JANSEN | This is not a holiday: the right health minister is a ...

Here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, and the tourism minister takes over the health portfolio. It beggars belief

Poor countries pay the cost after Covax puts all its eggs in one basket

India’s top vaccine maker has been unable to send shots overseas since April, but its problems began long before

By Chris Kay and PR Sanjai

We'd be thrilled if HIV and TB got this much attention, says Sisonke trial ...

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker, co-lead investigator on the Sisonke trial, has cautioned that we drop the ball on HIV and ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

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