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.
The number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa is currently at 150 and the Health Minister says it could reach the 200 mark on Friday. Mkhize says at least 60-70% of South Africans will be affected by the virus that has the world on tenterhooks and has claimed more than 10 000 lives.
An old malaria treatment that has been tried with some success against the new coronavirus and was touted by US President Donald Trump at a news briefing earlier on Thursday is in short supply as demand surges amid the fast-spreading outbreak.
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, says there is currently no vaccine for the coronavirus. This comes as the US gives the go-ahead to test a malaria drug called Chloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says hand hygiene is the single most important preventive measure in the current outbreak of the COVID-19.
The Nelson Mandela University has turned to its own experts and facilities to produce hand sanitiser, which is in short supply in Port Elizabeth.
South Africa is among a group of countries that have committed to being part of a series of smaller vaccine trials testing different methods and treatments to combat COVID-19.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says public health facilities may not be able to deal with the increased number of people who want to be screened for the coronavirus. He says there is unnecessary panic and anxiety in communities, which forces them to rush to clinics and hospitals to test for the disease. Makhura was briefing […]
Twitter on Wednesday barred users from posting misleading information about the new coronavirus, including denials of expert guidance and encouragement of fake treatments, tightening its normally lax rules around speech.
A pill containing two HIV drugs that was touted as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus was not effective, according to a study released late on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The World Health Organisation called on Wednesday for "order and discipline" in the market for health equipment needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and said it was in discussions with China and others to ramp up supplies.
City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mzwandile Masina says they've resolved to use their Emergency Fund to procure vaccines from Cuba and elsewhere in the world as part of the City's immediate contribution to curbing the coronavirus.
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement, that schools would closed from today and some borders would be shutdown, hundreds of people rushed to the stores near them to buy food and essentials in bulk.
South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus. There has been an increase of 31 new cases, with 6 more cases of local transmission.