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The Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize has released the latest Covid-19 numbers showing an increase in new cases by more than 6,000 cases from 38,075 new tests done. This means South Africa has overtaken China in COVID-19 infections which has 83,500 confirmed coronavirus cases. China implemented a strict lockdown in the region and infections […]
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University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) vaccinology professor Shabir Madhi has announced the start of the first clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa. The vaccine, developed by the Oxford Jenner Institute, is already being evaluated in the United Kingdom, where 4,000 participants have signed up for the trial. “We began screening participants for the […]
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Prof Alex van den Heever, chair of social security at the Wits School of Governance said there was inadequate upscaling of testing and contact tracing — which was supposed to have been implemented during the first 35 days of the lockdown. Due to the fact that testing is still low, the professor suggested that there […]
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Dlamini-Zuma announced on Wednesday that the National Command Council (NCC) had changed its mind on allowing the sale of cigarettes during the coronavirus outbreak, due to health reasons. This was an about-turn on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the easing of the lockdown on Friday 1 May meant that cigarettes and tobacco products would go […]
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Congratulations, South Africa has passed 100,000 Covid-19 tests and infections stand at 2,783, while 50 people have died. The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on Friday announced that SA has now tested 100,827 people for the coronavirus. 2.76% of those tests were positive. Of those with the virus, 1.8% have died. South Africa still falls […]
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South Africa has to conduct mass coronavirus testing, isolate infected individuals, and run efficient contact tracing to successfully fight COVID-19. However, not close to enough is being done in this regard. Shabir Madhi, professor of vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, said that unless testing is scaled up significantly the lockdown will be mostly […]
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Professor Salim Abdool Karim, chairperson of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s COVID-19 advisory group has warned that the worst for South Africa is yet to come because the measures which have put in place have only helped in buying time. Also Read: South Africa’s Lockdown is being wasted unless testing is increased – Experts   South […]
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that this coronavirus pandemic was the “biggest event that people will experience in their entire lives,” and warned that a viral outbreak will likely happen “every 20 years or so.” Gates discussed the global fight against the novel coronavirus with the Financial Times via Skype on April 2. FT posted the interview […]
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South Africa has 2,003 confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed. This is an increase of 69 new cases from yesterday’s figure announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Six more people have died as a result of the virus, putting the total number of deaths at 24. A total of 73,028 tests have now been […]

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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]
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Vodacom has lost its operating Licence in Lesotho after the Communications Authority wrote to the Telecoms company that it had revoked its, “unified license”. According to the Lesotho Communications Authority, the decision to invoke Vodacom’s license was taken because Vodacom failed to pay a fine equivalent to R134 million for allegedly breaching legislation governing companies […]
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