Brazil has gathered enough infection data from a late-stage trial of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech and expects to have interim results on its efficiency in early December, trial organisers said on Monday.
AstraZeneca said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine was 70% effective in pivotal trials and could be up to 90% effective, giving the world’s fight against the global pandemic a third new weapon that can be cheaper to make, easier to distribute and faster to scale-up than rivals.
South Africa has registered 2 080 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the last reporting period. This brings the total number of cases in the country to 769 759.
The number of coronavirus cases across the world continues to increase rapidly.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africa is fully committed to participating in the process of developing a vaccine for the coronavirus.
SABC News captures their voices in this weekly feature, COVID-19 Frontline Workers. This week, Digital News producer Lebo Tshangela speaks to a medical scientist who works for one of South Africa’s largest private laboratory company about her experience with the coronavirus during the nationwide lockdown. She has chosen to remain anonymous.
Britain's competition regulator said on Monday it had received a complaint about Google related to its market study this year on online platforms and digital advertising.
The world's largest vaccine-maker, Serum Institute, has promised millions of doses for India before summer 2021 as infections moved towards the 9.5-million mark.
The first Americans could receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Dec. 11, the chief scientific adviser for the U.S. government’s vaccine program said on Sunday.
China plans to launch an unmanned spacecraft to the moon this week to bring back lunar rocks in the first attempt by any nation to retrieve samples from Earth’s natural satellite since the 1970s.
Climate change affects people living in poor rural communities. The recent heavy hail storm in the eastern region of the Eastern Cape demolished more than 680 households, leaving 147 families homeless.
As many economies across the globe continue to feel the effects of COVID-19, South Africa has seen an 'increase' in the e-commerce merchants.
South Africa has recorded 2 646 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national positive total to 765 409. Gauteng still has for the most cases provincially, accounting for 30.4% (232 856) of total cases.
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
The Commission for Gender Equality says it has finally met with all the stakeholders in the matter involving the forced sterilisation of HIV positive women in South Africa.
Psychologists have advised people going through retrenchments that they should allow themselves time to grieve the loss of their employment and income.
AstraZeneca started late-stage trials on Saturday of an experimental long-acting monoclonal antibody combination drug it hopes could be used as a so-called prophylactic to prevent COVID-19 infection in at-risk people for up to 12 months.
Pfizer Inc applied to US health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.
Pfizer Inc said it will apply to United States (U.S.) health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.
In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from all corners of the globe, as the number of confirmed infections worldwide continues to rise.
Cape Town-based biotech company Biovac has begun local manufacturing of a six-in-one paediatric vaccine.
Gilead’s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organisation panel said on Friday.
A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to US states ahead of the holidays as public health officials bet that recently introduced features from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google will significantly boost adoption and impact.
South Africa has recorded 2 514 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 759 658.
Heatwaves caused a record 2 556 excess deaths in Britain this summer as the country was struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government estimate published on Thursday.
Psychiatrist for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group - Doctor Frans Korb - says adherence and access to medicine are critical to the long-term health of mentally-ill patients.
COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc could be ready for US authorisation and distribution within weeks, setting the stage for inoculation to begin as soon as this year, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday.
Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday it had offered to provide Brazil with millions of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021, amid evidence the coronavirus is spreading more rapidly in South America’s largest country.
There's been a 57% reduction in the number of new HIV infections in South Africa in the past decade. There's also been a significant drop in the number of people who have succumbed to the epidemic.
The South African Weather Services says severe thunderstorms are expected over KwaZulu-Natal this afternoon.