Coronavirus in South Africa

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Govt’s move to scrap mask-wearing, gathering restrictions widely welcomed

Health Minister Joe Phaahla on Thursday made a formal announcement on government’s move to repeal the country’s last remaining coronavirus…

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Govt’s handling of COVID-19 information has been problematic – Malan

Zaid Kriel | Speaking to Mia Malan, Lester Kiewit took government’s poor communication around the repeal of COVID-19 restrictions to task. With…

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Govt expected to make announcement on easing of COVID regulations soon

Govt expected to make announcement on easing of COVID regulations soon An apparent leaked Health Department memo suggests that we…

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SA medical scientists to evaluate efficacy of Moderna COVID jab as booster shot

The Sisonke study team is launching the Sherpa Study that will assess the Moderna booster in protecting against COVID-19 infections…

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SA nearing the halfway mark for adult COVID-19 vaccinations – Kekana

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana said that this was despite ample evidence of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and safety.…

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SA sees spike in COVID infections with 9,253 new cases recorded

SA sees spike in COVID infections with 9,253 new cases recorded This increase represents a 26.6% positivity rate. © jarun011/123rf.com…

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Mask-wearing indoors stay in place as Health Dept extends limited COVID-19 rules

Moments before the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa lapsed at mignight, the department announced it had gazetted the limited…

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SA records 3,785 new COVID cases, 7 more fatalities

SA records 3,785 new COVID cases, 7 more fatalities There are now more than 40,000 active coronavirus cases in the…

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Rise in COVID cases suggests SA entering fifth wave – Phaahla

The minister said that with infections rising to over 6,000 a day, the coutry looked to be ultimately heading towards…

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Phaahla: SA following international trends with sharp rise in COVID numbers

Health Minister Joe Phaahla said that three provinces were particularly affected, accounting for 87% of cases in South Africa. Health…

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