LOCAL A need to safeguard its workforce is behind Discovery’s intention to implement a mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy for its employees, says CEO Adrian Gore. The policy will become effective from January 1, 2022. “Discovery intends to implement a mandatory vaccination policy effective 1 January 2022, given the clear moral[…]
LOCAL Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says coronavirus infections in the country have increased by 18.2% in the last seven days. In the past 24 hours, around 13 000 new infections were recorded. This comes as the third wave curve is beginning to show a downward trend. Phaahla told the[…]
On the day South Africa commemorated its one year anniversary of the hard lockdown that was put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, the death toll from the virus had reached 52 602. According to the National Health Ministry, the total number of Covid-19 cases for[…]
South Africa has recorded 5 136 new coronavirus cases in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 866 127. The country has also recorded 175 new COVID-19 related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 23 451 In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of[…]
South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. “Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo[…]
Results of the third Quarter Labour Force Survey (QLFS) published by Stats SA has put South Africa’s unemployment rate at 30.8% – 43.1% on the expanded definition, which includes discouraged work seekers who have given up looking for jobs. This is the highest recorded since 2008, the Institute of Race[…]
The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 730 548 with 1 712 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. The Department of Health has also announced 46 more COVID-19 related deaths. ” Twenty-four from Eastern Cape, nine from Gauteng, three from the Free[…]
Some matric learners at Spes Bona High School in Athlone on the Cape Flats say the fear of contracting the coronavirus has increased the pressure they feel as they make final preparations for their exams. The class of 2020 will start their matric exams in earnest on Thursday. Over 95[…]
The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen by 1 241, bringing the total to 728 836. 74 more related deaths have also been reported. “Thirty-five from Eastern Cape; six from the Free State; eight from Gauteng; six from KwaZulu-Natal; eight from Northern Cape; and eleven from Western[…]
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[…]
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