The Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 which is expected to meet this weekend says it will advise government to review its current lockdown restrictions because the country has started to see a turnaround in coronavirus infections. The committee says there has been a decline in the number of cases but[…]
South Africa has recorded 5 136 new coronavirus cases in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 866 127. The country has also recorded 175 new COVID-19 related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 23 451 In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned South Africans against what he describes as ‘coronavirus fatigue’, saying the virus is still present. He addressed the nation on Wednesday regarding the South African government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa says the difficult truth is that the virus is far from over. South[…]
Iran is dealing with a potential third wave of the novel coronavirus, with the number of new daily infections currently at about 3,000 – similar to the numbers back in February. According to the latest figures announced on Friday by a Health Ministry spokesman, 141 people died and 3,041 new[…]
Global coronavirus cases are expected to tip over 10 million on Sunday, marking a major milestone in the spread of the disease that has so far killed almost 500,000 people in seven months. The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World[…]
India has passed half a million coronavirus infections as experts advise the government to prioritise reducing mortality over containing the spread of the virus. It comes as surging infections in Brazil and the United States pushed global cases toward 10 million. India’s federal health ministry reported 17,000 new coronavirus cases[…]
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday he was worried about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country and defended a lockdown that has remained in place since March 27 to try and slow transmissions down, although some rules have since been relaxed. Separately, the chief executive[…]
The number of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa has risen to five. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize made the announcement during a briefing in Pretoria. The number of people who have been diagnosed also increased by 27, to 1 353. Mhkize said there has been[…]
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