A group of 14 countries has raised concerns over a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) into the origin of the coronavirus, citing delays and a lack of full access to data, while the agency’s own chief called for further investigation into a theory the outbreak was the[…]
Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, has revised sharply upwards its death toll from the disease, admitting people died at home and cases were missed as hospitals struggled to cope in the early days of the outbreak. The adjustment, detailed in a social[…]
The Chinese city where the new coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on its residents amid concern about a second wave of infections. China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic[…]
Chinese health authorities began on Wednesday reporting on asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus as part of an effort to allay public fears that people could be spreading the virus without knowing they are infected with it.China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has managed to bring its outbreak under[…]
Zweli Mkhize announced just before midnight on Tuesday that South Africa had 85 confirmed cases of Covid-19, an increase of 23 from Monday’s announcement. Six more infections were confirmed among people who had not left South Africa, with the majority residing in Gauteng. Two patients are just three years old,[…]
South Africans being repatriated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in isolation for between 14 and 21 days, with soldiers and the army patrolling the perimeter of a special quarantine facility in Limpopo, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday. He described Wuhan as being “awash” with the Coronavirus during[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished the military well in their mission to bring 122 South Africans back home from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan. An SANDF team has embarked on a flight from OR Tambo to Wuhan to bring the South Africans home. Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mhkize[…]
South Africans living in China say they remain fearful to return home after reading threatening messages on social media from South African citizens in the country. This is after it was announced at the weekend that more than 150 South Africans living in Wuhan, where the outbreak started, will be[…]
The coronavirus is spreading more quickly in Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world than in China where the virus first emerged in the central city of Wuhan at the end of last year. The number of new coronavirus infections inside China was for the first time[…]
South Korea aims to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the center of a surge in coronavirus cases, as countries stepped up efforts to stop a pandemic of the virus that emerged in China and is now spreading in Europe and the Middle East. More than 80,000[…]
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