South Africa has recorded 9 199 new COVID-19 infections, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 805 604 .
Over 670 000 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the Free State. The provincial Department of Health says vaccination at its 109 sites has been ramped up
President Cyril Ramaphosa says those who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will delay the country's ability to achieve herd immunity and ultimately the return to full economic activity.
The Western Cape Blood Service says stocks of two major blood types are running low.
UNICEF South Africa has called for more campaigns to encourage young people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In a report, UNICEF says 55% of young people have expressed their willingness to take the jabs.
The US Environmental Protection Agency said a special aircraft carrying photographic and chemical detection equipment was dispatched from Texas to Louisiana to fly over an area hard hit by Hurricane Ida, including a Phillips 66 refinery along the Mississippi River where an apparent oil spill was reported.
The United States will begin shipping more than 2 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to Kenya and Ghana on Thursday through the COVAX global distribution programme, a White House official said.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has on Thursday reported 9 203 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 796 405.
South Africa has set itself an ambitious target of reaching head immunity of 40 million vaccinated people by the end of this year. This was announced by deputy president, David Mabuza while visiting Kagiso township west of Johannesburg.
Norway will begin to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 12 to 15, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday.
The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) Chair, Professor Helen Rees says the new COVID-19 variant, the C.1.2 variant, is being monitored to ensure that vaccines remain effective against it.
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Wednesday it was investigating a suspected case of mad cow disease in the country, according to a statement.
Storm damage from Ida astounded officials on Wednesday a full three days after the powerful hurricane pounded southern Louisiana, as reconnaissance flights revealed entire communities devastated by winds and floods.
At least one million people remain without power in the US State of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida that has also impacted petrol and water supplies in the region.
The CEO of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), Tumi Semete, says there is no evidence that any deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccines.
Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19.
Firefighters battled to protect homes on the fringe of tinder-dry forests near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday from a wildfire that has chased thousands of residents and tourists from the popular resort destination in California's Sierra Nevada range.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has recorded 7 086 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 777 659.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) remains confident that despite the various mutations of the coronavirus, vaccines currently being administered will mitigate against death and hospitalisation.
Japan’s health minister said on Tuesday it was highly likely that foreign matter found in Moderna Inc COVID-19 vaccines in the southern prefecture of Okinawa were caused when needles were stuck into the vials. Some Moderna shots were temporarily halted in Okinawa on Sunday after foreign materials were discovered in vials and syringes. The health […]
An advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday unanimously recommended the Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older, an important step that could help accelerate vaccine mandates in the United States.
Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, knocked out power to over 1 million homes in Louisiana on Monday and prompted rescue operations in flooded communities around New Orleans as the weakening storm churned northward.
South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection.
South Africa has reported 5 644 new COVID-19 cases which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 770 575.
The University of Cape (UCT) Town has launched its community of Hope Vaccination Site at the university's Forrest Hill Residence, in Mowbray.
Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine contamination woes in Japan have widened with another million doses being temporarily suspended, after foreign substances were found in more batches and two people died following shots from affected lots.
Head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Europe Hans Kluge urged European countries with excess vaccines to share them with other countries, particularly those in Eastern Europe and Africa.
The KwaZulu-Natal Legislature is appealing to South Africans aged 18 and older to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Temperatures in KwaZulu-Natal are expected to start picking up today after the intense cold front of the weekend that saw snow falling on the Drakensberg.
Eyewitness video showed winds and rain from Hurricane Ida coming down on the premises in the Bywater neighbourhood on Sunday evening.