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: 37,525 ; DEATHS: 792

No more Covid-19 tests for ‘healthy’ Capetonians

If you are younger than 55, don’t have a chronic illness and live in Cape Town, then you’re not going to be tested for ...

By Sipokazi Fokazi

On your bike! How a bicycle can ease Covid-19 spread and make money

As we mark World Bicycle Day on Wednesday, could cycling be a tool in the fight against the coronavirus?

By Andisiwe Michelle May

Mmusi Maimane launches 'safe schools' hotline to 'ensure safety' of pupils ...

Maimane wants concerned parents to report schools which are ill-prepared for reopening on June 8

By Cebelihle Bhengu

Teachers rapped for ‘fancy masks' - but principals are wrong

Some school heads are playing fashion police, but there is no directive from the department about any design.

Nivashni Nair
Journalist

Don't forget: No booze sales from Thursday evening until Monday

South Africans are reminded they will not be able to buy alcoholic beverages between 5pm on Thursday until Monday ...

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

Eastern Cape following same Covid-19 'pattern' as ...

The government is worried about the increase in Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape, as cases across the country climbed ...

By Matthew Savides

What you'll need to do before you can board a local flight in lockdown ...

Vending machines filled with 'Covid-19 essentials' and lots of social distancing stickers - here's what OR Tambo ...

By Sanet Oberholzer

Minister describes balancing act between mobility and Covid-19 prevention

While forms of road-based public transport may now function without curfew, operators must still adhere to capacity ...

Brenwin Naidu
Columnist

Fikile Mbalula satisfied that OR Tambo is ready for domestic flights

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says he is satisfied with the measures put in place at OR Tambo International Airport ...

By Nomahlubi Jordaan

Ban on cigarettes will not make people quit smoking, Fita tells high court

The government's claim that banning cigarette sales would make people give up smoking is "untenable and not supported ...

By ERNEST MABUZA

Picture with Dlamini-Zuma 'used to suit a certain ...

Cigarette trader Adriano Mazzotti has denied allegations that he had corruptly engineered the ban on cigarette sales to ...

By TimesLIVE

Thuli Madonsela on lockdown judgment: 'I’d be surprised if it survives ...

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela has echoed concerns regarding the high court judgment

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Nearly R8bn paid to 1.5-million Gauteng workers in Covid-19 UIF benefits

Of the R16.5bn that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed as part of the Covid-19 Ters benefits, almost ...

By TimesLIVE

Mayor is the latest Eastern Cape ANC official to test positive for Covid-19

OR Tambo district municipality mayor Thokozile Sokanyile has tested positive for Covid-19, the ANC confirmed on ...

By Mkhululi Ndamase

SA activists in George Floyd protest outside parliament - 'lockdown turned ...

Activists took to parliament on Wednesday in protest over the death of George Floyd, who died at the hands of ...

By Philani Nombembe

Gauteng health CFO resigns while Covid-19 cases ...

The CFO of the Gauteng health department has resigned

By Kgaugelo Masweneng

LISTEN | Irrational regulations risk turning law-abiding citizens into ...

Attorney Douw Breed warns that irrational and unconstitutional lockdown regulations run the risk of turning law-abiding ...

By Paige Muller

Covid-19 patients may not be forced into state quarantine - high court

The government has been barred by the high court in Pretoria from forcing patients who test positive for Covid-19 into ...

By TimesLIVE

Masks, visors and physical distancing do help limit spread of Covid-19: ...

Researchers added that basic measures such as hand hygiene are also essential.

By AFP Relaxnews

Finally! Relief from lockdown as live sport returns to SA small screens

The novel coronavirus-enforced lockdown will be easier to deal with as pay-channel broadcaster SuperSport has announced ...

By Khanyiso Tshwaku

Politicians react to court's judgment on ...

Politicians have weighed in on the high court's judgment on level 4 and 3 lockdown regulations.

By Unathi Nkanjeni

Lockdown judgment should have been more concise and persuasive: legal ...

The Pretoria high court judgment which has declared lockdown levels 3 and 4 regulations invalid and unconstitutional, ...

By Naledi Shange

'All students must get fair chance to finish academic year': Buti Manamela

Deputy higher education minister Buti Manamela says institutions of higher learning will forge ahead with plans to ...

By Nonkululeko Njilo

Shuls advised to remain closed until at least mid-June

Synagogues in SA are set to remain closed for at least another two weeks to ensure safety precautions are in place, in ...

By TimesLIVE

Italy reopens to tourists from Europe

Italy reopens to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after the country went into coronavirus lockdown, ...

By AFP

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