The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says it is optimistic that Mayor Patrick Mabilo will overcome the coronavirus.
New research has shown that COVID-19 can affect the brain cells of those infected and its affects remain even after they have recovered, says Professor Tulio de Oliveira, Virologist and Director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Coronavirus deaths among Americans ages 65 and younger are more common among nonwhites than among whites, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a publication released on Friday.
Six US states suffered record spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Friday and Florida, an epicentre of the pandemic, saw infections rise sharply for the second day in a row as the Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando.
In this week’s Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
South Africa has recorded 12 348 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour cycle, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 250 687.
Police Minister Bheki Cele says 36 police officers have lost their lives to COVID-19 and more than 5 000 have tested positive since the lockdown started.
Vandalism and theft have been blamed for the shortage of water in Thulamahashe, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Thulamahashe Extension C residents walk for long distances to access clean water.
Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku and the provincial coronavirus command council, brief the media on COVID-19. This happens against the backdrop of Gauteng becoming once again the epicentre of the pandemic in the country.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Friday morning, Makhura says he experienced some mild symptoms on Wednesday.