Denosa disappointed with governments response to third wave

16 June 2021, 10:09 AM
The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) says it feels disappointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Tuesday regarding government's response to the increase of coronavirus infections in the country.
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KZN embarks on drive to encourage people in rural areas to vaccinate 17 June 2021, 9:46 AM

The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department is embarking on an intensive drive to encourage people over the age of 60, in the province's rural and outlying areas to get vaccinated.

Gauteng accepting walk-ins for all people over 60 at COVID-19 vaccination sites 17 June 2021, 5:40 AM

The Gauteng Health department says all vaccination sites in the province are now accepting walk-ins for people above the age of 60.

CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update 17 June 2021, 5:09 AM

South Africa has reported 13 246 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 774 312. The death toll now stands at 58 223 after 136 new fatalities were reported.

SA logs over 13 000 COVID-19 cases, highest since January 16 June 2021, 8:45 PM

The country now has 1 774 312 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. The death toll stands at 58 223 after 136 new fatalities were reported overnight.

Nigeria to reopen vaccination for first COVID-19 shots 16 June 2021, 11:38 AM

Nigeria is expecting a second shipment of nearly 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by early august, and plans to resume giving out first doses, which had been halted to save its supply for second doses.

COVID-19 vaccinations picking up despite setbacks: Ramaphosa 16 June 2021, 8:00 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says despite the setbacks with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the country, the pace is picking up with up to 85 000 people now being vaccinated daily.

‘SA’s health sector better-prepared for further hospital admissions amid third wave of coronavirus’ – DG 16 June 2021, 3:41 AM

The Health Department's Director General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, says the health sector is better-prepared for further hospital admissions amid the third wave of the coronavirus.

‘Vaccination of healthcare workers will be stepped up’ – Ramaphosa 16 June 2021, 12:26 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel - with fewer healthcare workers getting the disease at this stage of the third wave when compared to the second wave - mainly because of the vaccination of workers.

SA records 8 436 new COVID-19 cases, 208 deaths on Tuesday 15 June 2021, 10:46 PM

South Africa has recorded 8 436 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 761 066.

Team of experts dispatched to Ladysmith to inspect stones believed to be diamonds 15 June 2021, 3:13 PM

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has dispatched a task team to the area of KwaHlathi near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal to conduct a proper inspection of a site where stones believed to be diamonds have been found.

SA reports 5 552 new COVID cases, more than two-thirds from Gauteng 14 June 2021, 8:46 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says in a statement that the national case positivity rate is at 18.5%, which is almost four times higher than the acceptable limit.

Aspen says it’s taking steps to mitigate loss of COVID-19 vaccines 14 June 2021, 5:45 PM

The manufacturer says Johnson and Johnson will, within days, provide 300 000 doses of the vaccine for South African teachers.

Full hospitals in Afghanistan close doors to new patients as COVID-19 surges 14 June 2021, 3:12 PM

The two main hospitals treating people with COVID-19 in Afghanistan have had to close their doors to new patients because of a lack of beds, a senior health official and doctors said on Monday.

Vaccine shortage posing dire challenge for South Africa roll-out: Karim 14 June 2021, 11:40 AM

Health experts say the shortages of vaccine doses in South Africa pose a big challenge in terms of the roll-out programme.

Geologists to confirm whether stones found in KwaHlathi are indeed diamonds 14 June 2021, 10:35 AM

Retired geologist from Durban, Manqoba Msimango, says he can not rule out the authenticity of the recent discovery of what some believe to be diamonds in the KwaHlathi area outside Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

Contaminated J&J vaccines will not be released: Sahpra 14 June 2021, 7:22 AM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) as well as the Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane have assured South Africans that the contaminated COVID-19 vaccine doses will not be released in South Africa.

Aspen has beefed up J&J COVID-19 vaccine production capacity: President Ramaphosa 13 June 2021, 9:36 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Aspen Pharmaceuticals has beefed up production capacity to start work on new batches of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

Kubayi-Ngubane assures South Africans that contaminated COVID-19 vaccines will not be released 13 June 2021, 4:11 PM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority and acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, have assured South Africans that the contaminated COVID-19 vaccine doses will not be released in the country.

G7 to accelerate global COVID-19 vaccine deliveries: EU’s Michel 13 June 2021, 3:30 PM

The Group of Seven (G7) countries have agreed to step up their production and deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, European Union Council President Charles Michel said on Sunday.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines should be halted for over-60s: EMA official 13 June 2021, 2:01 PM

Countries should avoid giving the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to people over 60, the head of the EU drug regulator's COVID-19 task force was quoted on Sunday as saying, amid fears over rare blood clotting and as more vaccines become available.

2 million J&J COVID-19 vaccines won’t be released following FDA announcement: SAHPRA 13 June 2021, 11:09 AM

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has decided that the 2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines at the Aspen plant in Gqerberha will not be released for distribution in South Africa.

$28 million bid wins seat next to Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin spaceship 12 June 2021, 9:43 PM

A seat on a spaceship ride with billionaire Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseeing trip on the Blue Origin's maiden voyage next month.

WTO boss sees way for deal to speed COVID-19 vaccines for poor nations 12 June 2021, 6:13 PM

The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said there was a pathway for a global deal to get more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, despite a split over whether drug firms should be stripped of their intellectual property rights.

Another rare blood condition identified as potential side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine 12 June 2021, 10:15 AM

Europe's drug regulator says it has identified another rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

OPINION | Collective effort needed to conquer youth struggles of millennia 12 June 2021, 10:00 AM

Challenges facing South-African youth today span from a number of elements dealt with domestically varying from the corruption scourge to the youth having little or no faith in governance.

J&J vaccines need to be assessed following FDA announcement on possible contamination: Department of Health 12 June 2021, 8:15 AM

The Department of Health says the Johnson & Johnson vaccines that are awaiting release from the Gqeberha plant in the Eastern Cape need to be further assessed by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority.

Novavax says COVID-19 vaccine shows immune response against Beta virus variant 12 June 2021, 2:39 AM

Novavax Inc said on Friday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed immune response and protection against the highly contagious coronavirus variant originally identified in South Africa in a clinical trial.

Eastern Cape seeks to empower young people through digital economy in rural areas 11 June 2021, 9:19 PM

Eastern Cape provincial government and Communications ministry are seeking to open doors for innovative young people in rural areas. 

SA records 8 021 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday 11 June 2021, 9:09 PM

South Africa has recorded 8 021 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1 730 106, the Health ministry says on Friday.

FDA orders J&J to discard 60 million doses of vaccines due to possible contamination 11 June 2021, 7:54 PM

The New York Times reports that the Food and Drug Administration has decided that about 60 million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines manufactured at a contaminated plant in the United States be discarded.