South Africa has recorded 2 759 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 602 031.
Deputy President David Mabuza says government intends to step up the pace of vaccinations during phase two of the rollout plan with doses of the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccines.
The number of new COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate in Emfuleni on the Vaal. Health experts are worried that case numbers are approaching the third-wave threshold.
Deputy President David Mabuza says the country is forging ahead with plans to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines locally.
India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak.
The cumulative number of COVID-19-related cases identified in South Africa stands at 1 594 817 with 2 191 new cases reported. Thirty seven new COVID-19 deaths were also reported, which brings the total to 54 724.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd on Wednesday said a report it was in talks with Pfizer Inc to begin production of the US drug-maker's COVID-19 vaccine in South Korea as early as in August was "not factual."
Samsung BioLogics Co Ltd is in talks with Pfizer Inc to begin production of the US drug-maker's COVID-19 vaccine in South Korea as early as in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Pfizer Inc has submitted data on its COVID-19 vaccine among 12- to 15-year olds to Britain's health regulator, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday, paving the way for its authorisation to inoculate children in the country.
Brazil’s federal government on Tuesday nationally suspended the vaccination of pregnant women with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot, after an expectant mother in Rio de Janeiro died from a stroke possibly related to the inoculation.
Billionaire Elon Musk and cryptocurrency aficionado on Tuesday asked his 54 million followers on Twitter “Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?,” referring to a digital currency worth roughly 48 cents with no real-world use.
South Africa has recorded 1 548 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 599 272.
China launched into orbit the first piece of a permanent space station using its most powerful rocket in April, but international focus has fallen instead on the re-entry of debris which critics say has been shrouded in secrecy.
South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine first phase roll-out plan has reached just over three-hundred and ninety-five thousand health workers as at 10 May 2021.
The European Union is willing to see its COVID-19 vaccine contract with AstraZeneca fulfilled three months later than agreed, providing the company delivers 120 million doses by the end of June, a lawyer representing the bloc said on Tuesday.
Scientists are studying what led to the unexpected surge, and particularly whether a variant of the novel coronavirus first detected in India is to blame. The variant, named B.1.617, has been reported in 17 countries, raising global concern. Here are the basics.
South Africa has recorded 1 129 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 1 597 724.
Renowned epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim says despite isolated cases of new variants of COVID-19 being detected in South Africa, he is more concerned about the possibility of a new local variant emerging during a third wave.
Residents of Kouga municipality have begun to feel the pinch of the drought as they now experience water cuts almost the whole day.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on civil society organisations to mobilise international support for wider access to technologies needed to produce vaccines and medicines.
Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson, Koleka Mlisana, says South Africa should remain on high alert regarding the coronavirus variants circulating both in the country and abroad.
India could see one million COVID-19 deaths by August 1. The terrifying prediction of United States (US) researchers published by Lancet has spread disquiet.
Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state reported zero COVID-19 cases for a fourth straight day on Monday, but concerns about new infections remained as the missing link in a case that has reinstated restrictions continued to elude officials.
Britain has tasked naturalist David Attenborough with inspiring action to tackle the issue of climate change as its People's Advocate ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November in Glasgow, Scotland.
Senior Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Ridhwaan Suliman says there has been a sharp increase in positive coronavirus cases in South Africa in the last two weeks and people must continue to adhere to protocols to prevent a major resurgence of the virus.
The European Union has not made anynew orders for AstraZeneca vaccines beyond June whentheir contract ends, European Internal Market CommissionerThierry Breton said on Sunday, after the EU signed a deal withPfizer-BioNTech.
The Acting Executive Director for the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), Professor Adrian Puren, says COVID-19 travel restrictions need to be balanced with the need to grow the economy.
Remnants of China's biggest rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with most of its components destroyed upon re-entry into the atmosphere, ending days of speculation over where the debris would hit but drawing US criticism over lack of transparency.
Remnants of China's largest rocket launched last week are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere late Saturday or early Sunday, European and US tracking centres said on Saturday.