Mpumalanga Health MEC Sasekani Manzini says they have screened more than one-million people so far.
Specialists at Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, Cape Town, are using robots in their Intensive Care Units (ICU) in a bid to protect their healthcare workers from contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Chairperson of the Government Advisory Committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says there is too little information to determine whether Madagascar has indeed discovered a cure for COVID-19.
At least 90,000 health-care workers worldwide are believed to have been infected with COVID-19, and possibly twice that, amid reports of continuing shortages of protective equipment, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said on Wednesday.
French drug-maker Sanofi SA said it plans to enroll thousands of subjects globally for trials of an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus it is developing with GlaxoSmithKline Plc, and that it has started to discuss advanced purchases with several countries.
The opening of some sectors this week has fuelled fears of a sharp rise in coronavirus infections. However, the Chair of the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee Professor Salim Abdool-Karim, says there is no need to panic.
Tens of thousands of healthcare workers are on the frontline of the global war against COVID-19.
Massive programmes of green public investment would be the most cost-effective way both to revive virus-hit economies and strike a decisive blow against climate change, top US and British economists said in a study published on Tuesday.
There are growing concerns that a lot of people in the Northern Cape are walking around with the COVID-19 virus as not enough testing has been done to date.
A 28 year-old COVID-19 survivor from Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape says a lot still needs to be done to educate communities about the virus.
In the battle against coronavirus, Swiss soldiers are using smartphones to test a new contact tracing application that could prevent infections while also protecting users’ privacy.
Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, says it is investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users have been leaked online.
United States (U.S) hospitals, many past the peak coronavirus crush, are relying on plexiglass dividers, advance testing of patients and limited elevator traffic to convince people, especially those needing urgent care, that the facilities are safe.
SABC News takes a look at top stories pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the country, continent and the world.
Moderna Inc and Swiss contract drugmaker Lonza Group AG said on Friday they would accelerate the manufacturing of the United States drug developer’s potential coronavirus vaccine.
The University of Witwatersrand is looking for participants for its coronavirus rapid test study in order to determine the accuracy of the test kits with the aim that government can use it at for their screening and testing programme.
As the country continues to battle the spread of the coronavirus, South Africans are urged not to wear gloves, but rather sanitise their hands regularly.
The chief executive of Gilead Sciences Inc, maker of the experimental coronavirus drug Remdesivir, said on Friday he expected the Food and Drug Administration to act quickly over the company's application for approval.
Coronavirus patients with light symptoms arriving to stay at several Tokyo hotels are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise - a robot greeter in the lobby.
The World Health Organization is worried by the community spread of the new coronavirus in a significant number of West African countries, the regional head of the organization said on Thursday.
The World Health Organisation will convene a meeting of its Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the globe.
A health worker has tested positive for COVID-19 at Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge Mpumalanga.
The Health Department has raised concerns over the rapid increase in coronavirus cases in the Western Cape.
Silicon Valley billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg offered dueling views on lockdown measures designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with Facebook’s Zuckerberg endorsing the measures while Tesla’s Musk condemned them as anti-democratic.
Facebook Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday and said it has seen “signs of stability” for sales in April after a plunge in March, in yet another signal that tech giants may weather the coronavirus-induced economic collapse better than other sectors.
The top infectious diseases public health official in the United States has expressed optimism over an experimental drug to fight the coronavirus.
A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the “crazy beast” that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy.
The United Kingdom now has Europe’s second-highest official death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures on Wednesday that cover fatalities in all settings, including in nursing homes.
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) website is currently undergoing technical repair after crashing due to an influx of visitors wanting to process and check COVID-19 claims.
In this series titled, COVID Tech, SABC News’ Tshepiso Moche reports on coronavirus-related tech developments in South Africa and globally. In the first edition, he looks at an app developed to help government trace those infected by COVID-19.