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Covid-19: Over 8,700 new cases, Ramaphosa urges citizens to care for elderly, vulnerable

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 by A4W News

The number of Covid-19-related deaths increased by 173, bringing the total to 3,199, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize ...

Pandemic peak in WC now predicted to be “flatter, later and longer”

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by ANA Newswire

The peak would also be “flatter”, meaning there might not be as many hospitalisations and deaths as originally ...

Could swine flu be the next pandemic?

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by The Conversation

A swine flu virus is circulating in China that has the potential for pandemic spread in humans. This ...

Alert but not alarmed: what to make of new H1N1 swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by The Conversation

Researchers have found a new strain of flu virus with “pandemic potential” in China that can jump from ...

Covid-19: Who gets priority in the trauma unit?

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by

"Unfortunately, that is an ethical question. There is a lot of discussion that gets into that and it ...

Everything you need to know about the Covid-19 vaccine trials in SA

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 by The Citizen

The study being undertaken in South Africa is one of three studies currently underway on this vaccine.

The G-spot doesn’t exist?! Or does it?

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 by A4W News

While medical experts mostly agree that there isn’t much biological or physical evidence for the existence of the ...

‘Intermittent lockdown’ still on the cards as Gauteng braces for Covid-19 peak

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 by

Intermittent lockdowns will see the province opening up and then closing the economy for a particular period of ...

Jogger discovers hundreds of used Covid-19 test kits dumped on N2 near East London

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by The Citizen

According to the jogger, the kits had details of patients, headed to a lab in Port Elizabeth testing ...

UKZN receives ultra-fast Covid-19 testing unit from Gift of the Givers

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 by ANA Newswire

The donation was made after a request by UKZN researchers, professor Anil Chuturgoon, Dr Vernon Ramsuran and Dr. ...

Gauteng close to overtaking WC with most Covid-19 cases – Mkhize

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 by

Mkhize said in his daily update: "In the next few days, the testing backlog will be cleared, and ...

“Bleach-stained furniture” – Midwife with comorbidities shares her Covid-19 battle

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by PRESS

As someone with comorbidities who had a high risk of severe COVID-19, she urges residents in the Western ...


In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowing

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by The Conversation

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have ...

Tennis ace, Novak Djokovic, & wife test positive for Covid-19 after “reckless” exhibitions

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by ANA Newswire

Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus after he ...

Mkhize says SA is moving towards a ‘devastating and decimating’ Covid-19 ‘storm’

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 by The Citizen

The minister says as at 16 June, 3,583 healthcare workers acquired tested positive for Covid-19, and 34 succumbed ...

The first Covid-19 vaccine trial in South Africa begins this week

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by PRESS

“This is a landmark moment for South Africa and Africa at this stage of the Covid-19 pandemic. As ...


Coronavirus linked to greater risk of life-threatening infection in people with obesity

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by The Conversation

As worldwide coronavirus-related deaths tip a quarter of a million, a concerning trend is surfacing in the medical ...

Coronavirus found in semen of young men with COVID-19

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by The Conversation

SARS-CoV-2 RNA (the virus’s genetic code) found in the semen of young COVID-19 patients...

Newborn triplets in Mexico test positive for Covid-19

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by ANA Newswire

The children, two boys and one girl, were born by caesarean section last Wednesday in the state of ...

South Africa’s Covid-19 cases reach 100 000 mark, continue to climb

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 by

The country has breached the 100 000 coronavirus mark, with 4 288 new infections, exactly 110 days after ...

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