The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 3 286 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country in the last 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2 880 349.
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.
South Africa has recorded 173 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24-hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 952. The country also reports a further 3 648 new infections. Total cases now stand at 2 877 063.
Constitutional law expert Professor Pierre de Vos says making vaccination mandatory could be legally justifiable in some cases.
University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng, says the discussion around possibly implementing a policy for mandatory vaccines at UCT is not an easy debate.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura will on Friday morning lead a vaccination drive in the Sebokeng District Municipality.
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.
Some students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) say a possible plan to implement a policy that will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before registering at the institution will infringe on the rights of students.
New data from Moderna Inc's large COVID-19 vaccine trial shows that the protection it offers declines over time, supporting the case for booster doses, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.
A US judge in New York on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a requirement that healthcare workers receive COVID-19 vaccines against the wishes of employees with religious objections.
The Biden administration is advocating for state and local leaders to enact COVID-19 vaccine mandates, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 3 699 new corona virus infections in the country in the last 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of cases to 2 864 534.
The African Union (AU) says it's increased its target to vaccinate Africa's population to 70% coverage by the end of next year. This comes after a two-day meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccine alliance: GAVI, and other stakeholders in Geneva.
The Department of Health says although getting the vaccine against COVID-19 is still a personal option, those who choose not to take the vaccine, could be left out of important events.
Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Professor Mosa Moshabela has warned of a high risk of resurgence in new coronavirus infections if lockdown regulations are not balanced.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to COVID-19 Adjusted Level 2 lockdown from Monday, 13 September 2021. The curfew across the country has been adjusted and will be from 11 PM - 4 AM daily. Ramaphosa has reiterated that vaccinated people are less likely to become severely ill or die from COVID-19-related complications.
South Africa will move on Adjusted Level 2 lockdown from Monday, 13 September 2021. A brief look at alert lockdown level 2 the restrictions. These include restrictions on the curfew, gatherings and alcohol consumption.
The National Liquor Trade Association says it is expecting President Cyril Ramaphosa to relax the restrictions placed on the alcohol industry when he addresses the nation on Sunday.
Head of Department of Microbiology at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria, Professor Maphoshane Nchabeleng, says there is a need for children to be vaccinated.
The United States has administered 379,472,220 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Saturday morning and distributed 456,755,075 doses, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The South African Health Products Authority (SAHPRA), says it has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children 12 years and over
Three US studies suggest COVID-19 vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalization and death, even in the face of the highly transmissible Delta variant, but vaccine protection appears to be waning among older populations, especially among those 75 and older.
The Gauteng Department of Health has partnered with faith-based organisations to set up vaccination sites at places of worship across the province. This is aimed at vaccinating communities as part of its efforts to ensure that places of worship can resume hosting normal services as soon as possible.
The first South African children taking part in the Sinovac COVID-19 trial have been vaccinated at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria.
Top US health officials believe that Pfizer Inc's (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized for children aged 5-11 years old by the end of October, two sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
Health authorities in the Western Cape say evidence shows that the province has officially passed the peak of the current wave of COVID-19 infections.
Deans of faculties of medicine at universities say their call for mandatory vaccination against the coronavirus for medical students and healthcare workers is aimed at saving lives.
Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to lead the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 vaccines rollout outreach to the North West on Thursday morning.
Deputy President David Mabuza, Minister of Sport Arts Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Health Minister Joe Phaahla will participate in the COVID-19 vaccination social mobilisation campaign launch held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on the relaxation of adjusted coronavirus lockdown regulations in a few days' time.