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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…


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SA Covid Update: 1 554 New Cases, 163 Deaths

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South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll has increased by 163 deaths on Thursday, which brings the tally to 52 535 since the outbreak. According to Health Minister,...
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Professor Abdool Karim Steps Down

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The South African Health Department has confirmed that Professor Salim Abdool Karim has stepped down from the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19, with...
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South Africa Records 85 COVID-19 Deaths in Latest Update

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South Africa logged 85 more COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the tally to 52 196 since the outbreak, said Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. Of the latest...
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Steenhuisen: President Must Explain Decision to Sell SA’s Only Covid-19 Vaccines

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South Africa has only administered 182 983 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, meaning we are hopelessly missing even our unambitious target of vaccinating 1 million...
Why some scientists think the AstraZeneca vaccine is still useful for South Africa

WHO’s Statement on AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Safety

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With some (but not all) countries in the European Union temporarily suspending the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a precautionary measure -...
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SA Records 1 531 New COVID-19 Cases, Along with 74 Deaths

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South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 1 532 497 after 1 531 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 74 more people...
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Tanzania’s President Magafuli Passes Away at 61

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli has died at the age of 61 at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, according to his vice president who...
SA Government Admits Private Sector CAN Purchase Covid-19 Vaccines

South Africa Covid-19 Update: SA Records 1 006 New Cases

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South Africa now has 1 529 420 confirmed COVID-19 cases after 1 006 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus in the last 24 hours. According...
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South Africa’s National State of Disaster Extended to April

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In line with several countries around the world, South Africa's National State of Disaster has been extended to mid-April. Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs...
Community health workers protest outside Lukhanyo Clinic in Addo last month for permanent jobs. The provincial department of health says it does not have funds to renew their contracts. Archive photo: Mkhuseli Sizani

5,000 Health Workers Will Lose Jobs in Eastern Cape Due to...

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The contracts of more than 5,000 Community Healthcare Workers (CHW) in the Eastern Cape will be terminated at the end of March... writes Mkhuseli...
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