Category Archives: Medical & Health

Peru Company Approved to Sell COVID-19 Test Kits That Detect Variants   

A Peru-based company says it has developed a COVID-19 molecular test kit that can detect the variants of the virus found in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil. The director of

Covid-19: Moderna says vaccine effective against UK, South Africa variants

WASHINGTON, US biotechnology firm Moderna said lab studies showed its Covid-19 vaccine remains effective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. But the positive news

Covid-19: Stop hoarding vaccines, South Africa’s Ramaphosa tells rich countries

PRETORIA, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess COVID-19 vaccines that they had ordered but did not immediately need, saying the world needed to act together to

Premier Alan Winde updates media on Coronavirus COVID-19 in Western Cape, 27 Jan

Tomorrow, Premier Alan Winde will hold a digital press conference to provide an update on the Covid-19 situation in the province. Premier Winde will be joined by Minister of Health, Nomafrench Mbombo

Premier Alan Winde calls for easing of Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions

Premier Winde urges President Ramaphosa to convene PCC so that some restrictions can be relaxed in province I have today written to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to convene a special President’s

Minister Blade Nzimande addresses Higher Health webinar on managing second wave on Coronavirus COVID-19 within PSET, 27 Jan

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will be addressing the Higher Health webinar on Managing the second wave of COVID-19 within the post-school sector. Higher Health, the

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Is Effective Against COVID-19 Variants

U.S. pharmaceutical company Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine appears to produce virus-neutralizing antibodies against new variants of the coronavirus found in Britain and South Africa. In a statement, the company said

US to Track COVID-19 Variants, Study Whether Vaccines Remain Effective

The U.S. is increasing efforts to track the several coronavirus variants emerging as the virus continues to spread throughout the world, a health official said Sunday. The plan is to monitor “the

Health briefs media on care and death of Shonisani Lethole at Tembisa Tertiary Hospital, 27 Jan

The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba will on 27 January 2021 host a virtual media briefing to release the findings of the investigations into the circumstances surrounding the care and death of

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 4 551 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 417 537 with 4 551 new cases identified since the last report. The cumulative total of tests

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open

World Nears 100 Million COVID-19 Cases

The world is on the verge of reaching 100 million COVID-19 infections, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center statistics. More than 2 million people have died from the virus. The coronavirus