National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Executive Director, Professor Adrian Puren, says they are concerned about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa. Puren says the number of people with COVID-19 could be higher than the reported figures as many people are not testing. Speaking on Morning Live[…]
There are fears that the record high unemployment statistics in South Africa are forcing children to become breadwinners. On Tuesday, Stats SA released its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2021. It indicates a marginal increase in the number of unemployed people in the country, to[…]
India has reported 259,551 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths have risen by 4,209 with rising cases of mucormycosis, a fungal disease also known as “black fungus”, further complicating treatment. The South Asian nation’s infection tally stands at 26.03 million, with a death toll of 291,331,[…]
The EFF has joined calls for the government to implement a travel ban on India amid concerns over the new Covid-19 variant circulating in that country and other parts of the world. Over the last few days, there have been growing concerns over the new Covid-19 variant, B.1.617, which was[…]
A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients as the country grappling with the world’s worst outbreak stepped up a vaccination drive for all adults even though some states say they do not have enough jabs. India on Saturday set yet another daily global record[…]
Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist Maulana Wahiduddin Khan has died in the capital New Delhi after contracting novel coronavirus, his family members announced. He was 96. Khan was recently admitted to a hospital in New Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19. “The great Islamic scholar Maulana Wahiduddin Khan breathed[…]
SA hit a significant milestone on Wednesday night, as the 10-million mark for the number of Covid-19 tests was passed. There had been a total of 1,553,609 cases confirmed across the country by Wednesday night since the start of the pandemic, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said — and this[…]
SA recorded 210 new Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total fatalities from the respiratory illness to 23,661. In releasing the figures, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday night that the bulk of the deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape (95) and the[…]
According the statement released by the Department of Health on Sunday evening, 170 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, with the Eastern Cape recording the most number of fatalities at 94. Young people are considered to be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, and yet many don’t adhere to[…]
Covid-19 infections have surpassed the 4,400 mark daily for the past three days in SA. Stats released by the department of health on Saturday night recorded 4,645 new infections over 24 hours, taking the cumulative total to 810,449. The Western Cape saw a jump in new Covid-19 cases with 1,732[…]
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