Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

11 June 2021 - 06:00
By TimesLIVE
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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA: 1,739,425 ; DEATHS: 57,706

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

FNB to help elderly register for Covid-19 ...

“As a corporate citizen, we have a responsibility to help efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said FNB's points ...

SA likely to be hit by a 'mini' fourth wave in December, says Prof Salim ...

Prof Salim Abdool Karim believes that the country may be hit by a "mini" fourth wave in December. Factors involved are ...

Cape Town convention centre goes from field hospital to mass vaccination ...

A few months ago it was a packed Covid-19 field hospital, and within weeks the Cape Town Internatioonal Convention ...

By TimesLIVE

Western Cape officially entering its third wave of Covid-19, says premier

The province has not quite passed the threshold of the technical definition, but premier Alan Winde said on Thursday ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

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

How China's vaccine diplomacy brought bosom buddy ...

Almost one in every five Cambodians has already received a dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine, catapulting the country ...

By Reuters

J&J vaccine holdup endures as SA awaits information from US

SA cannot yet approve the rollout of the next phase of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination programme, despite the ...

By TimesLIVE

US report concluded Covid-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab

A report on the origins of Covid-19 by a US government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus ...

By Reuters

Gogo becomes the oldest person to receive Covid-19 jab in SA, says health ...

Nomamelika Philiso received her vaccine at her home in Mandleni, Alfred Nzo municipality in the Eastern Cape, the ...

SA Breweries turns investment taps back on for home market

The capital injection is earmarked for projects to be completed in the financial year 2022. Projects include upgrades ...

By Reuters

Free guns in exchange for the Covid-19 vaccine? ...

West Virginia is offering those who get vaccinated a chance to win hunting rifles or shotguns, among other prizes.

Covid-19 lockdowns gave SA a 'temporary' reprieve from crime — but we're ...

“We saw a huge dip in a number of crimes under levels five and four. But then they started shooting up again as soon as ...

By Gill Gifford

SA records 3,200 new Covid-19 cases, 89 deaths in 24 hours

SA stands on the verge of 1.7 million confirmed Covid-19 cases after 3,285 new infections were recorded in the past 24 ...

By TimesLIVE

WHO official says can't force China to give more information on Covid-19 ...

A top World Health Organisation official said on Monday that the WHO cannot compel China to divulge more data on ...

By John Miller, Stephanie Nebehay and Emma Farge

Africa can bet on vaccine boost as Senegal hatches plan for production

The West African nation is collaborating with a Belgian company to manufacture its own jabs for distribution in the ...

By Edward McAllister

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