Nadia, the tiger who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in New York, and six other big cats who developed a dry cough at the Bronx Zoo appeared to be on the mend on Monday after doses of medication and tenderness.
Scientists in South Africa say they have sequenced the coronavirus genome in the country and this will assist South Africa in tracking the local spread of COVID-19.
Fears of an imminent COVID-19 catastrophe drove government to put the country under national lockdown for three weeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
South Africa's Denel will design and develop medical ventilators in partnership with other state-owned entities, research bodies and medical technology companies to help treat coronavirus patients, the state arms and technology company said on Sunday.
South African telecommunications regulator ICASA announced on Monday an emergency release of broadband spectrum to meet a spike in internet demand during alockdown to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Residents of Jerusalem, north of White River in Mpumalanga, will now have clean drinking water following the drilling of six boreholes in the area by the Water Affairs and Sanitation department.
The death toll from the coronavirus is increasing everyday. New cases are being reported around the world.
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is expected to approach the High Court in Polokwane, on Monday, to make an urgent application against the Limpopo Health Department with regard to the isolation of two doctors allegedly against their will.
On Sunday the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stand at 1655, this is an increase of 70 from the previously reported cases.
The North West Health Department has received five mobile units for screening and testing of COVID-19.
The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has requested Health Minister Zweli Mkhize to intervene in a dispute with the Limpopo Health Department over the forced quarantine of two doctors who tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Limpopo Health Department says the two doctors at the centre of its dispute with the South African Medical Association (SAMA), acted irresponsibly while self-isolating, in letting their domestic worker come to work after they had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time.
The Department of Education's Online Education programme seems to be a complete failure for some learners in rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
Emergency service personnel have called on communities, especially those in low-lying areas including informal settlements, to monitor water levels and move to higher ground when necessary.
As governments race to stem the spread of coronavirus through an unprecedented closing of schools, businesses and travel, some specialists fear the long term public health impacts of a depressed economy and shuttered society.
British authorities said on Saturday they were clamping down on bogus cures for the coronavirus, which currently has no specific licensed treatment.
With South Africa on its eighth day of the national lockdown, concern has been raised as to levels of adherence to restrictions, including staying at home if one is a non- essential worker.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the lockdown has so far helped in reducing the number of COVID-19 infections in the country.
With South Africa under lockdown aiming at slowing down the transmission of COVID-19, thousands of health workers are in the frontline. Nurses from various hospitals and clinics anonymously share their experiences with SABC News.
The Gauteng Department of Health is planning on using the Nasrec Expo centre as a health facility to accommodate COVID19 patients.
Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says a designated judge will be appointed to protect the privacy of individuals when tracing those who came into contact with coronavirus patients.
The French government is racing to try to ensure it can produce or procure itself certain medications as stocks run low due to the coronavirus outbreak,French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Thursday.
The movements of people who have tested positive or are reasonably suspected to have contracted corononavirus can be traced through their electronic communications service providers.
Facebook Inc on Thursday rolled out the desktop version of its Messenger app for Apple’s Mac and Microsoft’s Windows to make video chats available on computer screens for Facebook users.
Environmentalists say the global lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has had remarkable impacts on the environment.
The Public Servants Association (PSA) says it is concerned for the health of its members at the Mametlhake Hospital in Mpumalanga.
Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants, including Facebook and WhatsApp, to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could propel the pandemic on a continent with shaky healthcare systems.
The South African Weather Service says KwaZulu-Natal should expect 60 percent chances of thunderstorms later on Thursday afternoon.