Hospitals around the country are under severe strain as the second wave of the coronavirus continues to grow. KwaZulu-Natal is now dealing with almost 67,000 active cases. In the Western Cape, provincial health authorities are bracing for the second wave peak, with more than 44,000 active cases in the province.[…]
“This has been one of the most traumatic events in our lifetime,” said Dr Yusuf Lalkhen, an educational psychologist. Speaking on the VOC’s Breakfast show on Thursday, Dr Lalkhen described the year 2020 as an extremely debilitating year for the youth and their overall mental wellbeing. South Africa recorded over[…]
Israel will begin rolling out a major coronavirus vaccination campaign next week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out personally to the head of United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. But millions of Palestinians living under Israeli control will have to wait much longer.Israelis could soon return to normal life and[…]
SA recorded 210 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total fatalities from the respiratory illness to 23,661. In releasing the figures, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday night that the bulk of the deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape (95) and the[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced stricter measures to mitigate the impact of the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the country expects to hit the 1 million infections soon. South Africa is currently getting close to 900 000 coronavirus cases. Addressing the nation from the union buildings, President Ramaphosa[…]
Mumtaaz “Taz” Emeran, the Wits University medical student who received more than R471,000 in donations from South Africans to help her cover her debt, says she is honoured to be one of the medical doctors who will serve SA during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Last week, Emeran witnessed history when[…]
According the statement released by the Department of Health on Sunday evening, 170 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, with the Eastern Cape recording the most number of fatalities at 94. Young people are considered to be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and yet many don’t adhere to[…]
Switzerland has ordered restaurants, bars and shops to close down from 7pm across much of the nation, the government said on Friday, as the country continues to face a persistently high level of Covid-19 infections and deaths. The government said regions less badly hit by the pandemic would still be[…]
South Africa on Saturday recorded more than 7,800 new cases of COVID-19, affirming fears that the country was dealing with a resurgence of the virus. The last update from the National Health Department placed the country’s total case load at 852,965. Gauteng accounts for more than a quarter of South[…]
Informal traders say while they support the City of Cape Town’s decision to call off the summer markets, it will be a devastating blow financially. The markets were cancelled due to the increase in Covid19 cases in the province. Speaking on VOC’s Breakfast show on Friday morning, Cape Peninsula Informal[…]
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