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Broken air-con and flooding at Charlotte Maxeke hospital delays pet scans for cancer patients

Broken Air-Con and Flooding at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital Delays Scans for...

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A PET scan machine used for diagnosing cancer patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital has been out of action for more than three...
What not to do: ban travel. Scenes at South Africa’s OR Tambo International airport after the first flight bans were announced. Phill Magakoe / AFP via Getty Images

Omicron is the New COVID Kid on the Block: 5 Steps...

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South Africa reacted with outrage to travel bans, first triggered by the UK, imposed on it in the wake of the news that its...
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South Africa Records 2 858 New COVID-19 Cases, Over 80% Detected...

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South Africa has reported 2 858 new COVID-19 cases, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) figures. This was 362 fewer infections logged...
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South Africa’s Plea for Billionaires Like Elon Musk to Help Extinguish...

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Renowned bioinformatician, Professor Tulio de Oliveira, has issued a plea for billionaires and financial institutions to help Africa and South Africa control and extinguish...
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NICD Confirms New Covid-19 Variant B.1.1.529 Detected in South Africa

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has confirmed that through collaborative efforts with private laboratories...
COVID-19 Deadlier for Africans Living with Diabetes

COVID-19 Deadlier for Africans Living with Diabetes

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A survey conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that African people who have diabetes and contract COVID-19 have a significantly higher...
No South African Has Died from Vaccine, and No Link to Death Found

“Don’t Fear Vaccine Side Effects, Fear COVID-19” – SAHPRA Tells South...

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Medical experts in SA are attempting to get the message out to South Africans that it is beneficial to take the COVID-19 vaccine, as...
People queuing to get vaccinated. Instead of vaccinating 12-17 year olds, government should focus on giving boosters to people who need it. Shutterstock

Top Scientist: Why SA Shouldn’t Be Giving 12-17 Year Olds Shots…...

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South Africa is one of the leading countries in Africa in terms of COVID vaccine rollout, along with Mauritius, Tunisia and Morocco. It has,...
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SA Distributes Close to 160 000 COVID-19 Vaccines on Wednesday

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South Africa administered 158 787 COVID-19 vaccines in the past 24 hours, bringing the total doses to 22 799 682. The Department of Health’s latest...
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SA Surpasses 21 Million Administered COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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South Africa has now passed the 21 million mark for total COVID-19 jabs administered since the start of the country’s vaccination rollout programme. This comes...
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