Residents of Australia’s largest city will spend at least one more week in lockdown, authorities announced on Wednesday, after detecting dozens of new coronavirus cases. Sydney, home to a fifth of Australia’s 25 million people, first went into lockdown on June 26 amid an outbreak of the highly transmissible Delta[…]
It has been confirmed the coronavirus Delta variant is dominant in Gauteng, accounting for 53% of infections, and is quickly taking over in the rest of the country and accounting for 45% of infections. Preliminary data suggests this variant can cause more severe disease. This “emphasises the need for all[…]
Acting executive director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Professor Adrian Puren says it is of great concern that Delta has become the dominant COVID-19 variant circulating the country. Scientists have said that the Delta variant is more transmissible than others. Prof Puren says whether it is more[…]
South Africa is moving to COVID-19 adjusted lockdown Level 4 this week, with all social gatherings prohibited. Funerals are restricted to a maximum of 50 people. No night vigils or post-funeral gatherings are permitted. In his address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s focus is on limiting social[…]
A new wildfire was raging in northern California on Friday, having already devastated almost 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) in just two days and continuing to spread. Dubbed the Delta Fire, the blaze was the latest outbreak to hit the region this summer, and was said by officials to have been[…]
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