Medical experts concerned over new syndrome in children

Amid the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, Western Cape health officials have warned parents to be on the lookout for another disease primarily affecting children. The provincial health department this week noted that there have been 35 reported cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) at Red[…]

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Mass gatherings need to be banned: Prof Madhi

The only additional restriction that will be of any real significance and would have an impact on the resurging COVID-19 infection rate is a ban on mass gatherings.” This was the word from professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Shabir Madhi, after South Africa’s health ministry[…]

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SA records 2 237 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

South Africa has recorded 2 237 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases to 749 182. The country has also recorded 53 new related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 20 206. In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize[…]

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Govt in consultation with pharmaceutical companies on COVID-19 vaccine

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is in consultation with several international pharmaceutical companies to get access to a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer earlier announced that its vaccine candidate is showing promising results in stage-three trials of 92% efficacy in preventing COVID-19. Addressing the nation on[…]

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