Hospitals around the country are under severe strain as the second wave of the coronavirus continues to grow. KwaZulu-Natal is now dealing with almost 67,000 active cases. In the Western Cape, provincial health authorities are bracing for the second wave peak, with more than 44,000 active cases in the province.[…]
Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato, has appealed to residents to observe adherence and do everything to flatten the second peak of infections to avoid the City being declared a COVID-19 hotspot. In wishing residents a safe festive season, Plato says while beaches in the City remain open, residents must respect[…]
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 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,[…]
Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily Covid-19 infections reported in the past two weeks. Europe reported 200 000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, as many Southern European countries this[…]
A wave of Covid-19 infections has hit Nelson Mandela Bay — and acting mayor Thsonono Buyeye has called on residents to act responsibly. He said it was shocking and worrying to learn that on Thursday there were 730 confirmed cases in the city. The number had jumped from 379 active[…]
The United Kingdom’s quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Home Minister Priti Patel and Transport Minister Grant Shapps have argued in a newspaper column. Under the plans, all international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to[…]
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