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Tokyo Marathon postponed, 2022 edition cancelled due to COVID-19

18 September 2021, 4:07 PM

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.

UCT Senate to vote on whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory or not at the institution

18 September 2021, 12:01 PM

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.

Western Cape company director accused of COVID-19 TERS fund fraud out on bail

18 September 2021, 11:08 AM

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.

Some US hospitals forced to ration care amid staffing shortages, COVID-19 surge

18 September 2021, 4:10 AM

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.

US envoy to UN says COVID-19 will be among top priorities during high-level week

17 September 2021, 9:07 PM

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.

SA records 3 648 new COVID-19 cases

17 September 2021, 7:34 PM

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 breaks own COVID-19 vaccination record as ‘birthday gift’ to Modi

17 September 2021, 6:08 PM

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.

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

17 September 2021, 1:00 PM

The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19 rules for international travel, a late-season boost for airlines.

IMF, World Bank urge more COVID-19 vaccination doses to go to poor countries

17 September 2021, 2:22 AM

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.

SA records 331 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours

16 September 2021, 7:37 PM

South Africa has recorded  331 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 779.

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