Category Archives: Medical & Health

MEC Albert Fritz on accredited neighbourhood watches patrol during Coronavirus COVID-19 curfew hours

Accredited neighbourhood watches may patrol during curfew hours The Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, has consulted with SAPS in the Western Cape and confirmed that neighbourhood watches (NHW), accredited with the

Premier Alan Winde update on Coronavirus COVID-19 on 30 December

As of 1pm on 30 December, the Western Cape has 36 805 active Covid-19 infections with a total of 202 712 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 159 240 recoveries. Total confirmed COVID-19 cases

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 17 710 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

As of today the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases identified is 1 039 161 with 17 710 (positivity rate 33%) cases identified since the last report. The positivity rate, being an indicator

South African President Reinstates Restrictions to Control Resurgence of COVID Cases

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said he is reinstating a ban on alcohol sales and ordered the closure of all bars as a necessary step to control a resurgence of the coronavirus,

Premier Alan Winde on adjusted Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert level regulations

Statement by Premier Alan Winde in response to Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa – New restrictions a last resort to save lives, but need to be reviewed after 14 days The Western

Minister Zweli Mkhize: NCCC press briefing on adjusted Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert Level 3 lockdown regulations

Brief Opening Statement for Minister Mkhize: NCCC Press Briefing Yesterday we reported 1 011 871 cumulative cases with over 7000 new cases. In this last epidemiological week we have surpassed the peak

Malawi Reintroduces COVID-19 Restrictions as Cases Surge

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi has closed its borders after confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped 75 percent in the past two weeks. Malawi authorities attribute the surge to relaxed preventive measures and increased

Western Cape Government to plead with faith based organisations for drastic changes needed to combat second wave of Coronavirus Covid-19

Western Cape Government to plead with faith based organisations for drastic changes needed to combat second wave of Covid-19 As part of the Western Cape Government’s whole of society approach, Cabinet resolved

National Commissioner of Police tests positive for Covid-19 Coronavirus

PRETORIA – The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service, General Khehla John Sitole has just learnt that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 Coronavirus. General Sitole underwent a test

Health on SAHPRA commencing review of vaccine application for registration for Coronavirus Covid-19

SA Health Products Regulatory Authority will commence review of vaccine application for registration for Covid-19 With the advent of COVID-19, vaccine development is a critical area of need. The South African Health

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 7 552 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

As of today, a cumulative total of 873 679 COVID-19 cases have been reported with 7 552 new cases identified since the last report. A cumulative total of 5 920 574 tests

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 8 166 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

Today, we wish to reiterate our plea to South Africans to heed the threat of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases identified. There is clear evidence of an exponential rise in transmission