Coronavirus

SA passes 16,000 Covid-19 deaths

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[…]

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Nearly 35,000 kids exempted from school over Covid-19 fears

A total of 34,565 pupils in seven provinces have been exempted from attending school because of the fear of contracting Covid-19 – including a whopping 28,861 from the Western Cape. A further 10,903 pupils had declared comorbidities. Director-general of basic education Mathanzima Mweli released the figures to parliament on Tuesday.[…]

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Virgin says gyms are in talks over 50-person limit

South Africa’s gyms were only told that they would be limited to 50 members at the ’11th hour’, with the decision not part of the protocols discussed with the government, says Mark Field, managing director Virgin Active South Africa. Field said in a webinar hosted by Discovery Vitality, that this[…]

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