Gauteng COVID-19 cases near 100 000 mark

12 July 2020, 10:53 PM
Gauteng has recorded more than 5 000 new cases in the past 24 hours, to 98 400 confirmed cases on Sunday, followed by the Western Cape at 78 399.
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SA reports a record 8 728 new coronavirus cases on Thursday 2 July 2020, 11:08 PM

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Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital workers protest amid COVID-19 fears 2 July 2020, 12:50 PM

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India approves mass production of COVID-19 treatments 2 July 2020, 10:02 AM

India has given the green signal for the mass production of COVID-19 treatments as the government grapples with the highly-infectious virus.

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The leadership of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) will continue to visit workplaces in the Western Cape on Thursday to establish if safety protocols are in place for health workers.

Gift of the Givers donates rapid COVID-19 testing instrument to UKZN 1 July 2020, 10:16 AM

Gift of the Givers donated an advanced instrument to conduct rapid COVID-19 tests to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's College of Health Sciences.

South Korea begins supply of Gilead’s remdesivir – KCDC 1 July 2020, 4:27 AM

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Health Department warns of upsurge in COVID-19 cases 30 June 2020, 8:01 AM

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India’s first COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for human trials 30 June 2020, 4:53 AM

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Amazon workers in Germany to go on strike over coronavirus infections 29 June 2020, 7:39 AM

Workers at six Amazon sites in Germany will go on strike on Monday in protest over safety after some staff at logistics centres tested positive for coronavirus, labour union Verdi said.

Concern over people consuming ‘irrational remedies’ to prevent, cure COVID-19 28 June 2020, 9:20 PM

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Violating lockdown regulations amounts to creating COVID-19 death traps, warns Mkhize 28 June 2020, 8:04 PM

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Crowds pack Arizona river as US posts record COVID cases for three days running 28 June 2020, 6:20 PM

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Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million 28 June 2020, 3:37 PM

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.

Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests to begin on Monday: sources 28 June 2020, 11:30 AM

Pilots and test crew members from the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co (BA.N) are slated to begin a three-day certification test campaign for the 737 MAX on Monday, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Health official warns of ‘epidemic fatigue’ as COVID-19 cases rise 28 June 2020, 11:15 AM

Public health specialists have warned that as South Africans develop what they call epidemic fatigue, they are increasing the risk of COVID-19 infections.

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Young scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) say sharing or spreading of misinformation and cybercrime during the COVID-19 pandemic has gone up during these period.

Amazon, SoftBank held talks over Russian online retailer Ozon, says shareholder 28 June 2020, 8:07 AM

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