Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Covid-19 News Updates for South Africa

All the Covid-19 news updates from South Africa. Find out the latest Coronavirus news here on recoveries, positive cases and statistics by province…


The C.1.2 variant is associated with increased transmissibility, neutralisation resistance and disease severity.

South Africa Detects New Variant – C.1.2 is More Transmissible and...

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A new Covid-19 variant C.1.2, has been identified in South Africa. This SARS-CoV-2 variant of interest (VOI) is of concern as it is associated...
COVID-19 vaccine not linked to 28 deaths: SAHPRA

COVID-19 Vaccine Not Linked to 28 Deaths: SAHPRA

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The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) said it has finalised the investigation of the 32 people who allegedly died after receiving the...
Cabinet Approves Vaccination for 18 to 35

Cabinet Approves Vaccination for 18 to 35 from Tomorrow, 20 August

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South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is expected to increase drastically following Cabinet’s approval for the vaccination of people aged between 18 and 35 years...
Covid infection

Deaths From Covid-19 Are More Than Double the Official Count

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The health department’s official Covid death toll for 2020 was 28,500. But this is less than half the actual Covid death toll for last...
Groote Schuur is one of South Africa’s biggest teaching hospitals. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes at Groote Schuur Hospital

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Health workers at Groote Schuur have given fascinating insight into how one of the biggest and most famous hospitals in the country adapted to...
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South Africa has Recorded 13 263 New COVID-19 Cases Overnight

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South Africa has recorded 13 263 new COVID-19 cases overnight. This increase represents a 22.3% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further...
Covid-19 vaccine myths vs facts

Know Someone Reluctant to be Vaccinated? Here Are 6 Myths They...

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South Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout programme, outlined by the Ministry of Health, had three phases, starting with the most vulnerable population. Phase one included all...
Shona Ferguson dies Covid complications

Shona Ferguson Passes Away at 47

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Award-winning Botswana actor and producer Shona Ferguson - born Aaron Arthur Ferguson - has sadly passed away at the age of 47. The dual Botswana...
Saudi Arabians Face 3 Year Travel Ban If They Visit South Africa & Other Red List Countries

Saudi Arabians Face 3 Year Travel Ban If They Visit South...

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Saudi Arabian citizens who travel to South Africa, or transit through the country, will face a three-year travel ban, the Saudi government is reported...
South African Journalist Karyn Maughan in Hospital, Asks for Prayers

Karyn Maughan to be Discharged, Credits Vaccine for Protecting Her from...

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After a weekend in hospital fighting Covid-19, News24 journalist Karyn Maughan announced this morning that she is to be discharged today. She credited the...
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