Pharmaceutical giant, Dischem and retailer Clicks are now offering Covid-19 antibody tests at any of its clinics nationwide. Speaking on VOC’s Breakfast show on Tuesday morning, epidemiologist Dr Jody Boffa detailed the difference between the PCR test (PCR tests are used to directly detect the presence of an antigen, rather[…]
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 702 131 with 1 928 new cases identified since the last report. Thirty-eight more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. “Ten from Eastern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 17 from Gauteng and one from Mpumalanga.” This brings the[…]
As of Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 688,532, with 1641 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 139, bringing the total to 17,547, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The provincial breakdown was as follows: Eastern Cape – 90,479 (13.1 percent)[…]
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 679,716, with 1883 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 29, bringing the total to 16,938, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The provincial breakdown was as follows: Eastern Cape – 89,793 (13.2 percent)[…]
South Africa passed yet another grim Covid-19 milestone on Tuesday, as more than 16,000 deaths have now been confirmed linked to the respiratory illness. Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said 126 deaths had been recorded in the past 24 hours – 54 in KwaZulu-Natal, 45 in Gauteng, 17 in the[…]
The Western Cape government has launched a business relief fund through which it will be committing R27 million (about US$1.6 million) to small businesses in the formal and informal sectors that have been harshly affected by the coronavirus. In a statement released on Tuesday, MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities[…]
Iran is dealing with a potential third wave of the novel coronavirus, with the number of new daily infections currently at about 3,000 – similar to the numbers back in February. According to the latest figures announced on Friday by a Health Ministry spokesman, 141 people died and 3,041 new[…]
Nearly a month and a half after the explosion that devastated Beirut, Syrian refugees say they feel forgotten and abandoned as they struggle to recover in the aftermath of the blast and are left to rebuild their lives yet again in Lebanon. On 4 August, some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium[…]
South Africa could move to level 1 lockdown next week, when president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation as promised during a recent meeting with the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef). Citing senior officials, who are privy to meetings at the National Coronavirus Command Council, City Press reported that the[…]
The iconic District Six Museum in the Cape Town CBD may be forced to close its doors after a quarter of a decade due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business. Speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat on Monday morning, acting director and head of the archives at[…]
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