Keeping at least one metre apart and wearing face masks and eye protection are the best ways to cut the risk of COVID-19 infection, according to the largest review to date of studies on coronavirus disease transmission.
Facebook Inc and Snapchat developer Snap Inc became the latest US companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
The death toll from the coronavirus is increasing everyday. New cases are being reported around the world.
In this weekly feature, COVID Tech, Digital News producer Tshepiso Moche, covers tech innovations related to COVID-19 and lockdown. In this edition, as the continent celebrates Africa Month, we look at four apps that best reflect her uniqueness, among them African delicacies as well as African music.
Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday.
SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years.
At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.
Thirty-two more people have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa as confirmed cases climbed up to 30 967.
Gauteng is bracing for an anticipated increase of COVID-19 infections.
The Chairperson of government's Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, has urged the public to keep calm in the face of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has warned that cluster outbreak infections could increase further in the Western Cape as the lockdown is eased.
Scenario planning for the COVID-19 pandemic in the Western Cape forecasts that an estimated 9 300 people could die of the virus.
Statistics revealed by the Health Department reveal that 755 children under the age of nine have contracted COVID-19.
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg took pains to distance his company from Twitter and its fight with US President Donald Trump on Thursday, as the White House moved to scrap a law protecting social media companies.
Cancer patients with COVID-19 who were treated with a drug combination promoted by US President Donald Trump to counter the coronavirus were three times more likely to die within 30 days than those who got either drug alone, US researchers reported on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
The Johannesburg Emergency Services has called on residents to refrain from using house warmers that could endanger their lives.
Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts related to the coronavirus outbreak.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after Twitter attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the President’s claims.
Spain’s Health Ministry on Tuesday defended changes to its methodology for recording coronavirus data that have led to wild fluctuations in daily statistics and provoked sharp criticism by opposition parties.
The Department of Correctional Services has a total number of 732 COVID-19 cases with 256 officials and 476 inmates.
Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says there are short and long-term benefits for people who stop smoking.
The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
The first cold wet weather of this season is expected over the dry Eastern Cape this week, with a promise of some rain over the Langkloof, which is the catchment area for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.
The first heavy cold front has made landfall in the Cape Peninsula bringing gusty winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour in some places.
The future of Medical Aid Schemes post the COVID-19 pandemic hangs in the balance.
Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behaviour across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows.
Coronavirus infection rates in France have slowed further and the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital and intensive care continued to fall, health ministry figures showed, a sign that social distancing is keeping contagion in check for now.
The national Labour Department has ordered the Eastern Cape Health Department to close down Frere Hospital in East London.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it has caught sight of the local SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19.