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: 40,792 ; DEATHS: 848

'A matter of life and death': staff shortages no ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his grave concern for the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in the Western Cape which ...

By Tanya Farber

Gauteng schools will be ready on Monday despite vandals and 12 Covid ...

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said despite the high number of vandalised schools and those without water and ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

U-turn - You will not be arrested for transporting alcohol after hours

You will not be arrested for transporting booze after hours, including Friday, Saturday, Sunday and any public holiday.

By Unathi Nkanjeni

KZN waste pickers to be integrated into solid waste programme

The KwaZulu-Natal department of environmental affairs is looking into integrating waste pickers, who have been affected ...

By lwandile bhengu

RECORDED | Ramaphosa assesses Western Cape's Covid-19 response

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday visiting the Western Cape where he will assess the province's Covid-19 response.

By TimesLIVE

'I know how it is to go hungry': Bulls prop ...

Springbok and Bulls prop Lizo Gqoboka and some of his teammates have gifted food parcels to vulnerable families ...

By Ofentse Ratsie

As lockdown fuels food shortages, Africa goes online for groceries

In between her shifts, Zimbabwean nurse Sinothando Mpofu used to go to Bulawayo's open-air markets to buy tomatoes and ...

By Reuters

Gauteng now has more active Covid-19 cases than recoveries, for first time

The Gauteng Covid-19 command council led by premier David Makhura says the number of active cases in Gauteng has ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Three KZN Sassa offices shut after staff test positive for Covid-19

Three SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) branches in KwaZulu-Natal have been temporarily shut after workers tested ...

By Suthentira Govender

Jackson Mthembu on higher lockdown level for Western Cape, state of ...

Government says the regulations were taken to ensure the safety of all South Africans

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Covid-19 sparks budget woes for City of Tshwane

The City of Tshwane is looking at huge budget shortfalls amid low revenue collections due to the Covid-19 pandemic

By aphiwe deklerk

Amathole district municipality employee tests positive for Covid-19

The Amathole district municipality (ADM) in the Eastern Cape has recorded its first Covid-19 case after an employee at ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Disinfection tunnels are a bad idea, warns top chemist

Disinfection spray booths and tunnels may do more harm than good, a prominent SA chemist has warned.

By Bobby Jordan

Govt cops flak from tripartite alliance for ‘heavy handed’ lockdown

The tripartite alliance is warning the government that the lockdown’s legitimacy is at risk.

By Sthembile Cele

Covid-19 claims 848 lives in SA as infections reach 40,792

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the number of Covid-19 cases had increased to 40,792 on Thursday - an increase of ...

By TimesLIVE

Smoking ban a sign of a 'responsible government', ...

The overarching rationale for prohibiting the sale of tobacco products was to protect human life and health, and to ...

By Ernest Mabuza

Eastern Cape premier tests negative for Covid-19, warns of booze crackdown

Eastern Cape premier Oscar Mabuyane has tested negative for Covid-19.

By Kgothatso Madisa

'Must I pay for bread, water or rent?': Stark choices for women in lockdown

Women have been exposed to violence, emotional distress and having to juggle several responsibilities at once to care ...

By Andisiwe Michelle May

Lawsuit says Amazon failed to protect warehouse staff from coronavirus

Three Amazon warehouse employees announced a lawsuit on Thursday claiming the US retail and tech giant failed to ...

By AFP

Government to appeal high court ruling that lockdown rules are 'invalid'

A special sitting of the cabinet resolved on Thursday to appeal this week’s North Gauteng High Court judgment which ...

By S'thembile Cele

Nasal oxygen treatment instead of ventilators ...

The Western Cape has shifted to using high flow nasal oxygen treatment on Covid-19 patients after the first six ...

By Aron Hyman

Anglican churches not ready to open - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba

Anglican churches are not yet ready to resume worship in church buildings, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town said ...

By TimesLIVE

Many fail to pay bills, want food parcels and worry about education: poll

Both low and high income communities feel the government needs to provide more food relief to the poor, but they do not ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

More than 1,300 items of litter a day on Cape beaches - during hard ...

The scourge of plastic and cigarette butts continues to plague Cape Town's beaches, even in the absence of people ...

By TimesLIVE

WATCH | Mmusi Maimane to donate laptops & food parcels on his 40th ...

Maimane will donate 40 food parcels and laptops to those hardest hit by Covid-19

By Cebelihle Bhengu

WATCH | Could water purification tablets help ...

Cadena SA, a non-profit organisation, has introduced a safe and cost-effective way to sanitise taxis.

By Emile Bosch

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers -- one of the more ...

By AFP

#TakeMeBack: the global spots most missed by Insta users during lockdown

With borders closed and planes grounded, fans of getting away from it all have had no choice but to leaf through old ...

By AFP Relaxnews

Truckers wait days to cross border into Zimbabwe since lockdown started

Truck drivers using the South African-Zimbabwe Beitbridge border post say that since the Covid-19 lockdown started, it ...

By Bernard Chiguvare

HIV-positive patients who take ARVs 'not at greater risk of contracting ...

South Africans who are HIV-positive and take antiretrovirals are not at greater risk of contracting Covid-19, a local ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

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COVID-19: WHAT IS IT
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