The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has decided that the 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines at the Aspen plant in Gquerberha will not be released for distribution in South Africa. In a statement, the regulator confirmed that the vaccines were affected by[…]
Tear-jerking tributes have continued to flood in from all corners of the globe, following the demise of the esteemed Moulana Muhammad Taha Karaan. In the early hours of Friday morning, The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that the 51-year-old, mufti of the council, had succumbed to Covid-19 at Gatesville Medical[…]
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released the latest coronavirus statistics that show close to 9000 new cases in the latest reporting period and 127 COVID-19 deaths. The latest high numbers seem to confirm that South Africa is entering the third wave of the pandemic. The NICD says[…]
The Western Cape Health Department said that it planned to vaccinate more than 42,000 teachers swiftly once it got the FDA’s green light to administer the Johnson & Johnson jab. Over 200,000 vaccine shots have already been administered in the province and authorities are hoping to scale up even further.[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will only make a decision on the fate of Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize’s fate after receiving a report from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU). Pressure is mounting on Ramaphosa to act against Mkhize following his latest admission that the awarding of the R150 million[…]
The national health department has reported 151 more COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa, bringing the country’s known death total toll to 55,719. The department also said there were 3,332 new COVID infections picked up in the latest 24-hour cycle, pushing the country’s total caseload to over 1,623,000. The recovery[…]
Some residents of the Northern Cape say COVID-19 has had a major impact on their freedom. They say although government was compelled to impose a hard lockdown on the country to combat the spread of the coronavirus, they can no longer live normally. Residents say they’ve lost their freedom to[…]
An Ipsos survey has found that almost half of SA households have gone without food due to COVID-19, raising fears that millions of malnourished South Africans may suffer severe illness if the third wave of COVID-19 infections hits SA because of their weaker immune systems. “What was very interesting to[…]
Daily coronavirus death toll and infections in India, which is in the grip of a rampaging second wave of the pandemic, have passed new world records as the government battled to get oxygen supplies to hospitals overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of new daily cases. Authorities scrambled anew on[…]
Activists with the #PayTheGrants campaign will march to Parliament and the Union Buildings on Thursday to demand that the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant be increased and extended. During his State-of-the-Nation-Address in February, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the three-month extension of the grant of R350 which was due to[…]
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