Covid-19

All the news about the coronavirus pandemic in SA and abroad

18 September 2021 - 11:16
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CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SA:  2,880,349 ; DEATHS: 86,116

Data shows 98% of over-60s who died in Western ...

Data collected over a week during the peak of the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Western Cape indicates ...

Aron Hyman
Reporter

Eastern Cape exceeds the 1-million Covid-19 vaccination mark

More than a million people have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape, the provincial health ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

SA’s excess deaths: what is known and where the gaps are

Health department numbers reflect those known to have died and positive cases, but miss many fatalities

By Ina Skosana

US nears deal for 500-million Pfizer doses to donate to poorer countries

The news comes on the back of the country being criticised for hoarding jabs while less wealthy countries suffer

By Drew Armstrong and Josh Wingrove

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Covid’s scythe has made ‘normal’ life a distant ...

During the course of a random chat with a friend the other day, I nonchalantly asked after a mutual acquaintance.

Vaccine passports and jabs for kids are on the ...

“Salons might say, 'no vaccinations, no weaves', but it will not be because it is a government rule,” health minister ...

By Dave Chambers

Dutch to introduce 'corona' pass despite strong opposition

The Netherlands will require proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or a recent negative coronavirus test for entry to bars, ...

By Bart Meijer

Mandatory workplace jabs should weigh up operational needs and workers' ...

Employers who are considering implementing mandatory workplace vaccinations should balance operational requirements ...

No provinces record more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases as 'downward trend' ...

Just three provinces had more than 500 new cases in the past day.

By TimesLIVE

White House offers to talk to Minaj about vaccines

The White House is willing to set up a call for American rapper Nicki Minaj about the safety and effectiveness of the ...

By Steve Holland

These are the countries making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory

A growing number of countries are making jabs compulsory for public servants or travellers.

By Reuters

New parents hit by lockdown blues, UCT study finds

Phillips and colleagues found prevalence of probable depression in 63% of mothers and 29% of fathers. This is 33% ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What happens if I miss my appointment ...

"You will be given three opportunities - the original appointment plus two more appointments," says the government.

Thousands of Covid-like cases raise risk of future pandemics

New survey finds coronaviruses from animals may cause 400,000 infections a year

By Jason Gale

After long delay, Congo's Tshisekedi receives Covid-19 vaccine

Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi has received his first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, the government said on ...

By Hereward Holland

JONATHAN JANSEN | Get them jabbed and back on campus, for all our sakes

Higher education leaders must act quickly and decisively on vaccine mandate

Europe’s next economic test is delivering change, says Lagarde

ECB boss says economy is recovering, with the zone now needing to focus on disparities between north and south

By Carolynn Look

Staggering Covid costs: private or state care, ...

According to Discovery, the average amount involved for extremely ill patients exceeds R400,000

Gill Gifford
Senior journalist

'Sustained downward trend' in Covid-19, says NICD, as 4,667 new cases ...

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases said on Wednesday that the number of new Covid-19 infections across the ...

By TimesLIVE

Lawyers called in over officials implicated in school sanitising scandal

Despite Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi promising 'heads will roll' within 23 hours, the department has turned to ...

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter

Treasury seeks more than R32bn to address impact of July unrest and ...

The National Treasury is asking parliament to consider approving a bill seeking urgent additional funding allocations ...

‘Irresponsible’ — Phumzile Van Damme calls out the DA for its stance on ...

"This sudden close to the election pandering to the anti-vax vote is harmful. It emboldens those who refuse vaccination ...

Human Rights Commission 'expects objections' to ...

“We are anticipating that we will receive complaints. How we intervene will depend on how the passport will be used,” ...

An investor’s guide to vaccines: inoculation set to be next pot of gold

What is at stake in this booming trade and who stands to benefit?

By Suzanne Woolley

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I’ve just been vaccinated, so why did I ...

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, "the vaccine will not cause a positive Covid-19 test ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Shots for two, please! Pregnant and breastfeeding moms should get jabs, ...

The panel of specialists also encouraged prospective mothers to get vaccinated

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Criminal charges for Dis-Chem staff over 'fraudulent' Covid-19 vaccination ...

Four temporary employees have been arrested and criminally charged relating to the incident.


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COVID-19: WHAT IS IT
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RECORDED | Ramaphosa addresses the nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night, the presidency has confirmed.

By TimesLIVE

Open up takeaway alcohol sales, liquor body asks Ramaphosa ahead of ...

The Liquor Traders Association has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa, asking him to lift some of the restrictions, ...

By TimesLIVE

Tokyo 2020 CEO says Tokyo Olympics will create model for pandemic Games

The Tokyo Olympics will provide a model for hosting the Games during a pandemic after rising Covid-19 infections forced ...

By Reuters

'The govt has blood on its hands': State blamed for 'ineptitude' on ...

The government's "total ineptitude" has come under fire from one of SA's most eminent vaccine and infectious diseases ...

By TANYA FARBER, CLAIRE KEETON and GRAEME HOSKEN

More of level 4 expected as experts predict 'case rates will overwhelm ...

Record Covid-19 infections driven by the rampant Delta variant mean the level 4 lockdown is likely to be extended when ...

By CLAIRE KEETON, PREGA GOVENDER and TANYA FARBER