Top infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that Americans who are immune compromised may end up needing COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as the United States deals with increasing cases from the Delta variant of the coronavirus.
Athletes must wear masks at all Tokyo Olympic Games venues, including medal ceremonies, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday, but under a new policy they are briefly allowed to remove them on the podium for a photo opportunity.
The COVID-19 positivity rate in South Africa has declined to 24.3% with 12 056 cases new cases reported in the last 24-hour cycle. This is significantly lower than the more than 30% reported at the beginning of the month.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday evening on developments in South Africa's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some sectors are hoping that Ramaphosa will relax the regulations in a move aimed at boosting the country's ailing economy.
Dutch rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot has tested positive for COVID-19, the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOCNSF) said on Sunday, and has gone into a 10-day quarantine.
The British government will be exposed to financial risks from its 372-billion-pound pandemic spending for decades, according to lawmakers' reports on Sunday that also said more than 2 billion pounds had been spent on unusable protective equipment.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the education sector is ready to reopen schools on Monday. President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on Sunday and to provide clarity on whether schools in South Africa will reopen on Monday.
The Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday evening before the extended alert level four lockdown expires.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says more than 2000 people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications since the beginning of this week.
People living with diabetes who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not delay in getting medical help should they develop even just a mild form of breathing difficulty.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says 13 719 new COVID-19 cases were identified in South Africa overnight, pushing the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 2 356 049.
A COVID-19 surge ignited in parts of the United States by the highly contagious Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy has led to new mask mandates and deep confusion among some people about which guidance to follow.
The chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu, has been laid to rest in his rural village of Matshiding in Mpumalanga.
The South African Sevens rugby team faces more disruptions when they arrive in Tokyo for the Olympic Games this weekend.
Limpopo has become the last province to launch the vaccine roll-out programme for workers in the Social Development Cluster.
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says government's vaccination roll-out programme is running smoothly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 which is expected to meet this weekend says it will advise government to review its current lockdown restrictions because the country has started to see a turnaround in coronavirus infections
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla will be hosting a media briefing on the progress of government’s COVID-19 and vaccination rollout plan.
The Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape is encouraging all workers in the sector to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs director-general, Mashwahle Diphofa, says COVID-19 restrictions will be implemented at the funeral. Diphofa says among the 50 people who will be attending - are 10 from government, four traditional leaders and 36 members of the family.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says 14 858 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 342 330.
Members of the media in Limpopo, who braved the cold weather to get their COVID-19 shots, say they will now do their work with no fear as they venture far and wide to inform, educate and entertain the public.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says Algeria and Tunisia are experiencing a 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Africa's Biovac Institute has outlined the process it will undergo to begin manufacturing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The Progressive Health Forum says there is no evidence yet suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines are the direct cause of some fatalities.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is set to consult with the Political Party Liaison Committee on Thursday to discuss Justice Dikgang Moseneke's report calling for the postponement of the country's municipal elections.
Acting health minister, Mamoloko Kubayi-Nguban,i has urged people in the province to be on the lookout for medicines sold on the black market as they could be contaminated.
Head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the Tokyo Olympics should go ahead to demonstrate what can be achieved with the right plan and measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) says it is conducting a study on 28 people who have died after receiving either the Pfizer or Johnson and Johnson vaccines in South Africa.
The country's biggest food and retail workers union South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) says it has lost over 10 percent of its membership due to the ongoing massive retrenchments in the sector.