South Africa has reported 517 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 918 883. A further 56 COVID-19 related deaths have also been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88 891 to date.
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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), has on Friday reported 517 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 918 883.
Rhodes University in Makhanda, Eastern Cape, has now made COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory in order to allow all staff and students back on campus for the next academic year.
A panel of advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday unanimously backed COVID-19 vaccine boosters for recipients of the Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson shots, and said Americans can choose a different shot from their original inoculation as a booster.
Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE on Thursday said data from a Phase III trial demonstrated high efficacy of a booster dose of their COVID-19 vaccine against the virus, including the Delta variant.
South Korea's first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results for a test launch that represents a major leap for the country's ambitious space plans.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective at preventing infection and symptomatic disease from the Delta variant among 12- to 18-year-olds, research conducted in Israel shows.
South African Medical Association (SAMA) says the rejection of Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 application will not have an impact on the country's vaccination roll-out programme.
The EU drug regulator is unlikely to decide whether to approve Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine until at least the first quarter of 2022 because some data needed for the review is still missing, a source with knowledge of the matter said.
South Korea is scheduled to conduct its first test launch into the space of a domestically-built rocket on Thursday in a major step toward jumpstarting the country’s space programme.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorised booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and said Americans can choose a different shot than their original inoculation as a booster.
People vaccinated against COVID-19 are highly unlikely to die of the disease unless very old and already badly ill before getting it, a study in Italy showed on Wednesday.
The Health Department is adamant that its decision to vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17 is within the law, saying it's concerned that members of the public are blowing their fears out of proportion.
Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court, Justice Edwin Cameron, says the law can be used to persuade those who are hesitant to take a COVID-19 vaccine.
Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.
Children aged between 12 and 17 will from today be able to register for a single shot of the Pfizer vaccine.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have announced that they've reached an agreement with Google, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok to fight disinformation or fake news during the local government elections (LGE) and beyond.
A group of US lawmakers said Facebook Inc cannot be trusted to manage cryptocurrency and urged the social media platform to discontinue immediately a small pilot of its cryptocurrency wallet named Novi, which was launched on Tuesday.
Children between the ages of twelve and seventeen can receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Wednesday.
India has delayed committing supplies of vaccine to the COVAX global sharing platform, two sources told Reuters on Tuesday, a day after one of its key backers, the WHO, said the agency could not "cut corners" to approve a domestically developed vaccine.
Britain's competition regulator said on Tuesday it planned to launch an investigation into the music streaming market to see whether it was functioning properly for consumers.
Racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States could be cut by more than half if Black women got mammograms every other year starting at age 40, according to findings from a model of simulated health outcomes published on Monday.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has raised concern at the low number of people that have so far been vaccinated in Soweto.
The US Food and Drug Administration is planning to allow Americans to get a different booster shot of a COVID-19 vaccine than the one initially taken, the New York Times reported on Monday.
The South African Paediatric Association has encouraged healthy dialogue between parents, guardians and children over the COVID-19 vaccine.
The plan to roll out Merck & Co's antiviral pill to treat COVID-19 risks repeating the inequities of vaccine distribution, potentially leaving the nations with the greatest need once again at the back of the line, international health groups say.
China on Saturday launched a rocket carrying three astronauts - two men and one woman - to the core module of a future space station where they will live and work for six months, the longest orbit for Chinese astronauts.
KwaZulu-Natal residents should brace themselves for more wet weather conditions that are expected to continue throughout Monday.
Some parents and children have reacted with concern to the Health Minister's announcement that children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination without parental consent.