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[…]
COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson Professor Kholeka Mlisana has welcomed. Prof Mlisana on Morning Live: Mlisana says they also wish to see enough vaccines being administered, particularly among educators. She says the rising number of new infections can be reduced by adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions including the wearing of masks,[…]
Authorities in Iran have been forced to impose fresh nationwide restrictions after lack of control over travels during the Persian new year holidays last month led to an explosive rise in COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, authorities reported 19,666 cases across the country, with the figure only second behind the highest[…]
As the Easter weekend approaches, many people are anticipating that government will make an on the country. This as fears mount that religious and social gatherings could become coronavirus super-spread events. With a third wave of coronavirus infections looming, members of the public have mixed views on the possible imposition[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced stricter measures to mitigate the impact of the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as the country expects to hit the 1 million infections soon. South Africa is currently getting close to 900 000 coronavirus cases. Addressing the nation from the union buildings, President Ramaphosa[…]
Private hospital group, Melomed, says COVID-19 patients who are at the end of their lives will now be allowed to receive visitors. Private and government-funded hospitals previously implemented a no-visitors policy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several services such as antenatal classes and some surgeries have also been[…]
Lockdown regulations will ease from Tuesday, removing almost all restrictions on the economy and seeing bans on the sale of tobacco products and alcohol lifted. Provincial borders will also reopen. On Saturday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would move to level 2 of the risk-adjusted strategy from[…]
As anticipation builds around the expected relaxation of the lockdown in South Africa and subsequent lifting of bans, experts have warned that this needs to be carefully considered and implemented. It comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa held meetings with the National Coronaviurs Command council and cabinet amid ongoing court cases[…]
Saudis began tentatively returning to shopping malls and open-air markets on Wednesday after authorities relaxed restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Reuters reports. Security guards took shoppers’ temperatures as a small number of visitors entered upscale malls in central Riyadh. A strong smell of sanitizer wafted[…]
The country will be subject to an unprecedented curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 if the government’s draft proposals regulating business and society under new risk levels are finalised next week. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel announced wide-ranging draft proposals on[…]
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