The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy barrelled past 10 000 on Saturday, a figure that made an extension of a national lockdown almost certain.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it will deploy members from its Reserve Force to complement contingents deployed across the country in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus.
The United Arab Emirates extended on Saturday to April 5 a nightly curfew to sterilise public places to combat the coronavirus as neighbouring Qatar reported its first death from the disease.
Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says government has procured 41 000 water tankers to be distributed to areas with water shortages in order to ensure that communities, especially those in rural areas, comply with the sanitation measures required to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Gauteng Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment MEC Morakane Mosupyoe says she's satisfied with the measures major supermarkets have put in place to ensure that social distancing takes place inside them.
The SABC has confirmed that another employee has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Abbott Laboratories said on Friday it won US marketing approval for a diagnostic test for the coronavirus that can deliver results to patients within minutes and be used in physicians offices and urgent care clinics, as well as hospitals.
The Limpopo Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has suspended initiation schools for 2020.
The governor of Kinshasa backed down from a total lockdown of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) capital on Friday.
The SABC has expanded its News and Current Affairs services on free-to-air television channels with immediate effect. The public broadcaster says this is a direct response to the escalating need for public awareness on information around the coronavirus outbreak.
The Motsepe Foundation has outlined various efforts it's engaging in to assist South Africa in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, including pledging R1 billion.
Springbok rugby legend Danie Gerber has contracted the coronavirus. Gerber says he travelled a lot in the past two weeks, including more than four flights, and it is impossible to say where he picked up the virus.
Western Cape authorities have confirmed 65 cases regarding people who contravened lockdown regulations in the province since Friday.
Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council are updating the nation on the status of the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa.
Government has come out to say that anyone that creates or spreads fake news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is liable for prosecution.
The Motsepe Foundation has pledged R1 billion to fight coronavirus.
Limpopo Health MEC, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, has sent a stark warning to those who disobey the national lockdown regulations - saying authorities will not hesitate to take action against them.
ACDP leader, Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, has given a message of optimism amid the coronavirus outbreak, saying the country will overcome the pandemic.
In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the South African government declared a national state of emergency on March 15, 2020.
Mexico’s president on Friday urged people to stay indoors to prevent an “overwhelming” spread of coronavirus, taking his strongest stance yet against the pandemic that has killed over 27,000 worldwide and infected nearly 600,000 so far.
Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she has noted a lack of social distancing in areas in Gauteng she has visited on the first day of the coronavirus lockdown.
World Anti-Doping Agency chief Witold Banka had a message on Friday for any athlete thinking they could take advantage of the gap in drug-testing created by the coronavirus outbreak "we will catch you" and "eliminate you".
The Poison Information Centre at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town has seen an increase in inquiries due to children ingesting hand sanitizers. The sanitizers may be harmful to children due to their high alcohol content.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the developing world will need a total of $3 trillion in support to deal with the social and economic effects of the coronavirus.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, says the number of coronavirus infections now stands at 1170 and the death toll has been reduced to one person.
Metered taxi and E-hailing drivers in Port Elizabeth are appealing to the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula to relax the transport curfews put in place during the coronavirus lockdown.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday that all qualifying events for the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup and 50-overs version in 2023 that were scheduled to be held before June 30 have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the country battles the spread of the coronavirus with over 1000 cases and two reported deaths, there is some good news from the Automobile Association (AA) with the biggest fuel price drop on record.
As the first day of a 21-day national lockdown began in South Africa on Friday, scores of people flocked to the shops to buy food and other essentials.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self isolating but will still lead the government’s response to the outbreak.