The Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA) has expressed concern over hospitals in rural areas, not having enough equipment and resources to attend to the possibility of a high number of coronavirus cases.
In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, the South African government declared a national state of emergency on March 15, 2020.
The death toll from the coronavirus is increasing everyday. New cases are being reported around the world.
As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc’s iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent question for the company is how many buyers there will be both for current models and the new slate of phones expected in the fall.
The National Health Laboratory Service (NHL) says they have six laboratories performing COVID-19-related tests across all nine provinces.
South Africa has recorded its first deaths, weeks after the first cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the country. The fatalities occurred in the Western Cape. One at a private hospital and the other at a public health facility.
South African healthcare workers say their greatest fear is infecting their families with the coronavirus that has infected at least 927 people in the country so far.
Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus.
Britain has ordered 10 000 medical ventilators designed at breakneck speed by vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson, billionaire founder James Dyson said, as the country tries to boost the number of devices available to treat coronavirus patients.
As independent contractors, US ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours.
Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize says they are tracing almost 2000 contact cases after the department noted 15-new coronavirus cases in the Free State linked to a church in Mangaung.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says he is concerned about the drastic increase in the number of coronavirus infections in the country.
Scientists in Singapore say they have developed a way to track genetic changes that speeds testing of vaccines against a coronavirus that has killed more than 16 000 people worldwide.
South Africa’s confirmed number of coronavirus cases rose to 554 on Tuesday from 402 a day earlier, as businesses raced to make plans for a nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday.
The cases of coronavirus in South Africa has risen to 554 and no reported deaths.
Health Minister in the Western Cape, NomaFrench Mbombo will commemorate World TB Day on Tuesday by embarking on a coronavirus awareness campaign.
South Africa has become the latest country to implement a lockdown amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut were spending their final weeks on Earth in quarantine before they are scheduled to blast off on April 9 for the International Space Station for six months as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps Earth.
The alcohol industry in South Africa will donate 40 000 litres of alcohol for the production of sanitisers.
The Health Ministry has announced a big jump in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa and now has 402 cases. This is a jump of 128 over Sunday.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen to 247.
The KwaZulu-Natal Traditional Healers Council has warned against traditional healers that claim to be able to cure coronavirus.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko says there is no truth in rumours going around that government will announce a total lockdown on Saturday night due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Private hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal have agreed to avail their wards and beds - free of charge to treat and manage patients in the event of a large-scale coronavirus outbreak in the province.
Eastern Cape premier Lubabalo Mabuyane has called for calm after the first case of the coronavirus in the province was confirmed.
The University of Cape Town has confirmed that a third staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has dealt a blow to NASA’s plan to return Americans to the moon by 2024, as the space agency chief on Thursday ordered the temporary closure of two rocket production facilities after an employee tested positive for the illness.
The World Health Organisation has recommended exercise to combat the effects of COVID-19.
Inside the stout fins of a fish that prowled the shallow waters of an estuary in what is now eastern Canada about 380 million years ago, scientists have found what they call the evolutionary origins of the human hand.
The Free State has registered seven cases of COVID-19 for the first time. Five of those infected had travelled to the US, France and Israel recently. The Eastern Cape, Free State and the Norther Cape are the only provinces in the country that are yet to confirm cases.