An employee at a Checkers Store in Sunningdale in Cape Town, says the store continued to operate as normal despite having a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.
The US government reported more catastrophic economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis on Friday as the pandemic pierced the very walls of the White House and California gave the green light for its factories to restart after a seven-week lockdown.
The Department of Health in the Eastern Cape has strongly condemned health care practitioners who refuse to attend to COVID-19 patients.
SABC News takes a look at top stories pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the country, continent, and the world.
Egypt reported 495 cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, its highest daily increase to date, as the number of deaths from COVID-19 confirmed by the health ministry rose above 500.
The Health Department has reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths in South Africa, taking the death toll to 178. More than 300 000 tests have so far been conducted, with 15 599 of them done over the past 24 hours.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the nationwide lockdown is doing more harm than the coronavirus itself in South Africa. DA Interim Leader John Steenhuisen has called called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to rein in his ministers and says government's ban on the sale of cigarettes doesn't make sense.
Media company ViacomCBS Inc on Thursday beat first-quarter revenue and profit estimates, ashigher demand for its streaming services from people hunkered down at home more than offset a drop in advertising revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Freedom Front Plus (FF-Plus) has condemned the release of 19 000 prisoners on parole, saying it undermines the criminal justice system.
South Korean football fans gathered at a sports pub in Suwon on Friday to watch the 2020 K-League season opening match between Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Suwon Samsung Bluewings being played behind closed doors and after a delay of more than two months due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Italy on Friday became the third country in the world to record 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus, reporting 243 new fatalities compared with a daily tally of 274 the day before.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has raised concerns over a rise in coronavirus cases across Africa.
The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to grant parole to 19 000 inmates as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has recorded another coronavirus (COVID-19) case, taking their tally to eight. UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola says the new case involves a staff member who is attached to a department that has been working remotely for at least the past six weeks.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has raised concerns about reports of excessive force by police. The police watchdog is investigating a total of 50 deaths that occurred the national lockdown, 10 of which are linked to police's COVID-19 operations.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is giving an updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
An estimated 500 business owners from Ladybrand in the Free State who have business interests in neighbouring Lesotho, are unable to cross the border to operate their businesses.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says all the primary contacts of the nurse who tested positive for corona virus in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg have been traced and tested, and their results have come back negative.
The South African South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is appealing to beneficiaries to desist from giving their SASSA cards to loan sharks.
A coalition of KwaZulu-Natal churches have been distributing food vouchers to communities of foreign nationals who are unable to access formal government aid during the lockdown.
In an internally displaced camp in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, women in bright, patterned scarves crouch as they cook - their clothes contrasting with both the shine of the makeshift metal walls and the dull of the makeshift sand floors.
People who want to move house can now do so under strict conditions until the 7th of June.
Almost 19 000 prisoners will be released on parole to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the already overcrowded correctional facilities in the country. This is in response to the United Nations' (UN) call for countries to reduce their prison populations.
Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says COVID-19 preventative measures have been stretched to the limit at correctional facilities in the country and the virus continues to spread.
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has outlined the process for the application of the COVID-19 social relief distress grant of R350 for people who are currently unemployed.
Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has urged various heads of government departments to ensure that necessary hygienic precautions are put in place as most public servants are preparing to return to work post lockdown.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that 10 deaths have occurred due to police action, during national lockdown operations due to COVID-19.
Level 4 lockdown which started on May 1 opened up the economy and got some sectors working again, under strict conditions to curb the spread of COVID-19.
A taxi loaded with passengers is under police guard at Lagoon Beach Hotel in Milnerton, Cape Town after being turned back at Beaufort West enroute to the Eastern Cape on Thursday night.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) and the World Health Organisation Africa Region (WHO-AFRO) says people should allow for the Madagascan potion believed to cure COVID-19, to be put through scientific clinical trials.