The Tokyo Marathon has been postponed until March and the 2022 edition cancelled due to the COVID-19 state of emergency in the capital, event organisers said.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Senate will next week vote on a motion of whether to make vaccination mandatory at the institution or not. Discussions were also held online with students and staff members on the issue.
A company director in the Western Cape who has been accused of fraud related to the COVID- 19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme TERS funds has been granted bail of R5 000 by a local magistrate’s court.
Surges in coronavirus cases in several US states this week, along with staffing and equipment shortages, are exacting a mounting toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide ebbs, leading to warnings at some facilities that care would be rationed.
Washington’s envoy to the United Nations has listed the COVID-19 pandemic, combating climate change and defending human rights as their top priorities during the high-level week of the General Assembly which begins on Monday in New York.
South Africa has recorded 3 648 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total reported infections 2 877 063. A further 173 people have succumbed to COVID-19-related complications, taking the national death toll to 85 952.
India broke its daily COVID-19 vaccination record on Friday by administering over 20 million doses of vaccines in a single day as states organised a special inoculation drive on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.
The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19 rules for international travel, a late-season boost for airlines.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and other multilateral-organization leaders on Thursday urged countries with high COVID-19 vaccination rates to boost efforts to send doses to low- and middle-income countries.
South Africa has recorded 331 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 779.