covid-19

  1. Jan

    What you can and can't do in level 3 lockdown

    Level 3 lockdown rules for South Africa — what you can and can't do Minister of Cooperative Governance and Corporate Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published the updated alert level 3 lockdown regulations for South Africa. This follows an address by President Cyril Ramapahosa last night...
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    Vaccine delays won't happen says Aspen

    Vaccine delays won't happen says Aspen Aspen Pharmacare Holdings said it would take two weeks to replace South African Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines that need to be discarded as a result of contamination at a U.S. plant — but the national rollout target could still be met. Africa’s...
  3. Hanno Labuschagne

    Experts call for tougher lockdown rules in South Africa as third wave hits

    Experts call for tougher lockdown rules in South Africa as third wave hits South Africa needs to put stricter lockdown measures in place, especially around indoor and mass gatherings, to limit the spread of COVID-19 amidst rising infections. ‪This is the view of Marc Mendelson, professor of...
  4. Chris

    Third wave of COVID-19 is on the way - vaccinations won't be on time

    Third wave of COVID-19 is on the way - vaccinations won't be on time A third wave of COVID-19 is expected to hit South Africa soon, and government's vaccination programme is unlikely to beat it in time. This is according to Stellenbosch University virologist Professor Wolfgang Preiser, who was...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    What it's like to be trapped in a UK quarantine hotel

    What it's like to be trapped in a UK quarantine hotel Earlier this year, I decided to leave South Africa to live in the United Kingdom, in London. Flying to the United Kingdom from South Africa is particularly frustrating at this point, as despite its relatively low daily COVID-19 cases...
  6. Chris

    These graphs illustrate how COVID-19 wreaked-havoc on South African tourism

    These graphs illustrate how COVID-19 wreaked-havoc on South African tourism South Africa’s hard lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus came into force a year ago, upending lives and businesses across the continent’s most industrialized economy. Yet few industries suffered more than...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    New rules for COVID-19 hand sanitisers in South Africa explained

    New rules for COVID-19 hand sanitisers in South Africa explained The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) recently amended the national standard for alcohol-based hand rubs and sanitisers for use in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The amended South African National Standard...
  8. J

    At the current rate, it will take 18 years to reach herd immunity in SA

    At the current rate, it will take 18 years to reach herd immunity in SA Media Hack Collective’s new Vaccination Calculator shows that it will take South Africa over 18 years to vaccinate 67% of the population at the current rate. In the beginning of the year, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said...
  9. J

    New study shows worrying COVID-19 hospital death numbers

    New study shows worrying COVID-19 hospital death numbers A new study funded by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has found that the South African variant of COVID-19 is associated with increased in-hospital mortality. Research by DATCOV monitored in-hospital deaths due to...
  10. Chris

    Cabinet approves extension of the National State of Disaster

    Cabinet approves extension of the National State of Disaster Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster. In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of CoGTA said this means that the...
  11. J

    South Africans warned not to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue

    South Africans warned not to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue Those in charge of the national vaccine rollout are warning South Africans not to attempt to jump the queue. Glenda Gray, co-principal investigator of the vaccination project, told The Sunday Times that those who attempt to jump the...
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    Check the number of COVID-19 cases where you live

    Check the number of COVID-19 cases where you live The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa continues to decline, with only 1,223 new cases being recorded in the past 24 hours. 24,486 COVID-19 tests were conducted over the past day, representing a 5% positivity rate.
  13. J

    High number of South Africans have developed COVID-19 antibodies

    High number of South Africans have developed COVID-19 antibodies New research by the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) and other researchers have revealed a high number of South Africans have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. This research was conducted because of the lack of information about...
  14. J

    Lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in South Africa since November

    Lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in South Africa since November Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize revealed that South Africa recorded 1,376 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours – the lowest daily increase since 16 November 2020. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1,477,511...
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    South African COVID-19 vaccines compared

    South African COVID-19 vaccines compared President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 1 February that South Africa has received its first consignment of one million doses of the Covishield vaccine from India. This vaccine was developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and South Africa was...
  16. J

    Ramaphosa's statements about COVID-19 vaccine hoarding explained

    Ramaphosa's statements about COVID-19 vaccine hoarding explained President Cyril Ramaphosa recently warned against vaccine nationalism, where rich countries hoard COVID-19 vaccines for their own citizens and disadvantage poor countries. Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s digital Davos...
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    COVID-19 forces South African companies to adapt

    COVID-19 forces South African companies to adapt The COVID-19 pandemic, which first hit South Africa in March 2020, has hit local telecommunications companies hard and forced them to adapt the way they work. Over the past year, South Africa has recorded over 1.3 million confirmed coronavirus...
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    Vitamin D

    Over 200 Scientists & Doctors Call For Increased Vitamin D Use To Combat COVID-19 "The preponderance of evidence indicates that increased vitamin D would help reduce infections, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, & deaths." "There is no need to wait for further clinical trials to increase use...
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    Smartwatches can help detect COVID-19

    Smartwatches can help detect COVID-19 Smartwatches can help determine whether you have been infected by the coronavirus before you even start showing symptoms. This is according to a report by CBS News which cited studies from Mount Sinai Health System in New York and Stanford University in...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    These are the most dangerous COVID-19 areas in South Africa

    These are the most dangerous COVID-19 areas in South Africa New research by Media Hack revealed that the Garden Route, Buffalo City, Nelson Mandela Bay, and Sarah Baartman districts had the highest number of cases per 100,000 people over the past few days. Media Hack has been tracking COVID-19...
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