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Sol Plaatje Municipality hopeful of mayor’s recovery from COVID-19

11 July 2020, 6:08 PM

The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says it is optimistic that Mayor Patrick Mabilo will overcome the coronavirus.

COVID-19 can affect brain cells: Virologist

11 July 2020, 9:39 AM

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.

Among those under age 65, COVID-19 takes greater toll on nonwhite Americans – CDC

11 July 2020, 5:35 AM

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 see record surges in COVID-19 cases, Florida becomes epicentre

11 July 2020, 1:18 AM

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.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 10 July

10 July 2020, 10:14 PM

In this week’s Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

SA records 12 348 new cases of COVID-19

10 July 2020, 9:48 PM

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.

COVID-19 claims lives of 36 police officers, over 5 000 others infected

10 July 2020, 7:00 PM

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.

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Mpumalanga residents face water woes amid COVID-19

10 July 2020, 6:24 PM

 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.

VIDEO | Gauteng Provincial Command Council update on COVID-19

10 July 2020, 1:52 PM

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.

A third Premier tests positive for COVID-19

10 July 2020, 11:02 AM

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.

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