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: 772,252 ; DEATHS: 21,083

Western Cape government warns of Covid-19 ...

The Western Cape government will meet stakeholders in retail ahead of Black Friday.

'We train in groups of non-contacts and close-contacts‚' says Rabada as ...

Positive Covid-19 cases within the Proteas camp have not disrupted the national team’s preparations for the six-match ...

By Tiisetso Malepa

40,000 informal traders to each get R1,000 Covid-19 relief: here's how to ...

Small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has called on informal traders whose businesses have been ...

Lockdown leads to surge in teen pregnancies

Lockdown has coincided with an increase in teenage pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa, where 1 million pregnant teens face ...

By Gugu Phandle

Covid-19: Trains overcrowded as rail service ...

While the country continues to endure hundreds of Covid-19 deaths weekly, commuters in Durban say they have no choice ...

By Nokulunga Majola

Australia opens up more borders in domestic travel boost, eyes vaccine

Australia will lift more internal border restrictions in a boost for tourism as new coronavirus infections slow to a ...

By Reuters

Covid-19 is typically mild in kids, says US study, with local figures ...

‘But those with chronic conditions and minority ethnicity are more likely to be at risk of developing severe disease’

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

Hong Kong, Singapore bubble delay highlights hurdles to travel recovery

A delay to Asia's first travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has hit the shares of their flag carriers and ...

By Reuters

SA records 'concerning' Covid-19 positivity rate of 14% as 2,080 new cases ...

SA recorded 2,080 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, but the biggest worry was that this came from 14,377 tests - ...

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 exposed the urgent need for women's ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said the coronavirus pandemic had exposed the urgent need for the economic ...

South Australia emerges carefully from Covid-19 outbreak

South Australia was on track on Saturday to end its hard Covid-19 lockdown three days early, recording only one new ...

By Lidia Kelly

Take a leaf out of Asia’s book, Europe, or it will be Covid-19 take three

Special envoy says if the region does not build infrastructure there will be a third wave early next year

By John Miller

How children found their voices on air during the pandemic

RX Radio has given children the opportunity to voice their opinions and understand others

By Luzuko Sonkapu

Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson and Durban activist Satish Dhupelia dies ...

Community activist and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi Satish Dhupelia has died, his family confirmed on Sunday.

'Second wave will have more infections but same ...

SA’s second wave of Covid-19 is likely to produce many more infections than the first, but an equal number of deaths — ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Tributes pour in for UDM's Mncedisi Filtane after succumbing to Covid-19

UDM deputy national chairperson and member of the Eastern Cape Legislature Mncedisi Filtane died on Sunday morning from ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

Covid-19: 55% of deaths occur within a week of diagnosis or admission in ...

In the past seven days 1,314 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Gauteng, raising the total number of confirmed cases ...

Covid-19 infections in Mangaung have been 'contained'

The Free State's fight against Covid-19 is hampered by many factors, including the lack of adherence to health and ...

SA daily Covid-19 infections exceed 3,000 raising a red flag

SA breached the 3,000 mark for new Covid-19 infections over 24 hours on Friday - raising concerns for health minister ...

Covid-19 snuffs out V&A New Year's fireworks ...

Covid-19's parting gift to 2020 will be the cancellation of the V&A Waterfront's New Year's Eve fireworks display for ...

By TimesLIVE

Proteas player tests positive for Covid-19 and two others isolated ahead ...

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that a Proteas player has tested positive for Covid-19 in mandatory tests ...

By MAHLATSE MPHAHLELE

SA's Covid-19 cases jump by 2,888 in a day, taking total to 757,144

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said there had been 2,888 new cases identified since the last report on Tuesday.

By TimesLIVE

Herd immunity for Covid-19, or is it just herd mentality in the search for ...

Some experts believe we should focus on a vaccine for the vulnerable rather than the masses

By Ludwig Burger and Kate Kelland

EDITORIAL | ’Tis the season to be vigilant as Covid-19 floors it in the ...

Financially, SA does not have much more room to manouevre and it can’t afford another hard lockdown

How Pfizer, Moderna sprinted ahead in ...

Just as the novel coronavirus was gaining a foothold in the US in mid-March, Pfizer Inc CEO Albert Bourla called on his ...

By Michael Erman and Julie Steenhuysen

Covid-19 battle between insurers and hospitality firms moves to appeal ...

After two high court defeats for insurers who refused to pay Covid-19 business interruption claims, the arena is moving ...

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

Cost of Covax estimated at R4.8bn to cover 20% of SA population, says ...

South Africa could spend up to R4.8bn or more on a Covid-19 vaccine (Covax) that would cover 20% of the entire ...

Orrin Singh
Reporter

Traffic backlogged as taxi operators strike over Covid-19 relief funding

Parts of the N1 highway were blocked off on Wednesday as taxi operators in and around Gauteng gear up for a planned ...

Orrin Singh
Reporter

Sinovac's Covid-19 vaccine triggers 'quick immune response', study finds

CoronaVac appears safe and well tolerated, trial results show.

By Miyoung Kim and Roxanne Liu

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