Coronavirus command council meeting brought forward as Covid-19 cases spike

The meeting had been scheduled for Sunday amid rapidly increasing Covid-19 cases across the country, particularly in Gauteng

Health department slams ‘knee-jerk’ travel bans on SA

Early indications are that the Covid-19 vaccines are effective against the new variant, ministerial advisory committee member Prof Ian Sanne says

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WHO lauds SA’s speed in reporting new virus variant

The praise will come as scant consolation to those forced to cancel trips to see families over the holiday season or business owners desperate for tourism to ...

US wants more data on new Covid-19 variant before deciding on travel curbs

More scientific data is needed about the new coronavirus variant before the US can determine whether to halt flights from southern African, says Fauci

Travel industry dismayed as travel bans mount

Tourists have been forced to cancel bookings overnight, sending the hospitality industry back to the brink of collapse and hotel stocks plunging

New Covid-19 cases spike to more than 2,400, with most in Gauteng

A total of 2,465 new  infections and 114 deaths recorded in SA

Government gears up for new variant as cases accelerate in Gauteng

The B.1.1.529 strain appears to be driving Gauteng’s rapid increase in cases in the past fortnight

New Covid-19 cases in Gauteng top 1,000 as fourth wave predicted

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says there were 1,018 new cases recorded in Gauteng in the past 24 hours

Government to offer additional Covid shots to people with weakened immune systems

SA has amassed 16.8-million doses of J&J and Pfizer vaccines as daily vaccination rates flag

Slow Covid-19 vaccine uptake means SA has to halt orders

The health department’s Nicholas Crisp says SA had 16.8-million doses in stock and so deliveries have been deferred

Experts on high alert for fourth wave as Covid-19 cases rise in Gauteng

Businesses will be watching the government's response as previous surges have triggered tighter restrictions

Government extends Covid-19 jab incentive scheme to over-50s

‘Vooma Voucher’ project fails to drive up number of shots administered to over-60s

Fourth Covid wave likely to be less severe, modellers say

Experts say while hospital admissions and deaths might be lower, there could be sizeable waves of infections

Cash-strapped health watchdog says it needs more funds to do its job

The OHSC’s five-year strategic plan set a target of inspecting every health facility at least once every four years — that is more than 5,000

Officials must focus on clean air rather than clean hands to fight Covid-19, body says

The Green Flag association says it is now widely accepted that inhaled aerosols pose a far bigger risk than touching surfaces contaminated with Covid-19

Law Commission proposes changes to rein in medical negligence payouts

Provinces pay out R1.74bn in the year to March 31, with contingent liabilities rising above R120bn

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