Health minister Zweli Mkhize has praised Aspen Pharmacare’s plans to partner with Johnson & Johnson to manufacture, package and distribute a candidate Covid-19 vaccine locally, once it was successfully registered in the country. Earlier this week, the pharmaceutical group announced the Covid-19 vaccine would be produced at its existing sterile[…]
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in South Africa was 679,716, with 1883 new cases identified. The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 29, bringing the total to 16,938, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The provincial breakdown was as follows: Eastern Cape – 89,793 (13.2 percent)[…]
SA may be over the Covid-19 surge, but reimposing strict restrictions is still on the table, warns health minister Zweli Mkhize. Mkhize told eNCA he hoped SA did not have to reimpose extreme lockdown restrictions, as other countries have done. He said the plateau had started and the country was[…]
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed cautious optimism as the country’s Covid-19 cases take a dip and government bolsters efforts to prevent further transmission of the deadly virus. Mkhize was speaking during an official welcoming of the first members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) surge team that has[…]
The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has risen by 301, taking the total past the 10 000 mark, according to Saturday’s update from Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. The death toll now sits at 10 210, while the cumulative number of cases is now at 553 188. The latest recorded deaths[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will not be releasing any of the more than 70 medical advisories drafted by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19, despite calls from senior scientific advisors that it can only enhance public understanding of the pandemic. A significant number of MAC members have in recent[…]
On 5 March, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced South Africa’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. A week later, on the morning of 13 March, a Durban hostel resident – we will call him Mpilo – arose, then collapsed to the floor. His legs were not working. He[…]
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