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[…]
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[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the Health MECs of all provinces have been preparing for the second wave of the coronavirus. He announced on Wednesday that the country is officially in the second wave of the virus. South Africa has recorded over 6000 new cases in a 24-hour-period, the first[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says that South Africa is now experiencing the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Mkhize says the country now meets second wave criteria that is formulated by scientists and modelling teams. “It is also important to highlight that four provinces, that being, Western Cape, Eastern Cape,[…]
The Moslem Cemetery Board has made a decision to temporarily close the Mowbray Cemetery for visits with immediate effect and until further notice. The Cemetery will be open for the purpose of funerals only subject to Covid-19 protocols. It comes after the cemetery experienced an underground pipe burst located near[…]
The tough economic climate that many South Africans find themselves submerged in amid the 2020 pandemic will not be easier this festive season. This is according to new data which revealed that the price of basic goods could increase during the festive season. The financial impact was felt across the[…]
The Western Cape Department of Local Government has called on shoppers to follow COVID-19 safety protocols during Black Friday today. Local Government Ministry spokesperson James-Brent Styan has urged residents to avoid crowding in small enclosed spaces. He says large gatherings of people where regulations are not followed, will increase the[…]
The auditor-general is investigating how the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) imported a dubious and unregistered Covid-19 drug, at a cost of more than R200m, despite a warning against its use by a top government advisory committee. So far, only one patient is known to have been treated with[…]
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[…]
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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