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"The world is in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century."

               - President Cyril Ramaphosa, March 16 2020

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How can I reduce my anxiety around the ...

According to the WHO, feelings of powerlessness are common and living with them can be made easier by adopting positive ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do children and teens need booster ...

There is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses against Covid-19.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I still have Covid-19 symptoms after ...

The NICD says it is safe to return to work if your fever, among other symptoms, has improved.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED: Can the Covid-19 vaccine cause throat ...

The health department has again encouraged the public to report any adverse events after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

SA could be out of Covid-19 fourth wave within 10 or 11 days, says Prof ...

Prof Adrian Puren says SA could be out of the Covid-19 fourth wave within 10 or 11 days.

Pirates striker Mhango to miss Malawi’s Afcon opener after contracting ...

Orlando Pirates striker Frank ‘Gabadinho’ Mhango will miss Malawi’s opening game at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on ...

By MARK GLEESON

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Is wearing a mask for a long time bad ...

According to the Department of Health, covering your nose and mouth for a long time with a mask won't cause carbon ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Exhausted EMS staff feel absence of contract workers

A few days after the contracts of thousands of Covid-19 healthcare workers expired at the end of December, burnt-out ...

Lynn Spence
Senior Reporter

South African Breweries may require staff to have Covid-19 vaccines

SAB, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, said on Tuesday it was looking at making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for staff ...

By Reuters

Frontline health workers frozen out

Hundreds of medical staff placed on the frontline to battle Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape will not be returning to work ...

By Ntsikelelo Qoyo

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do I need to re-test for Covid-19 ...

"At present, retesting people who have experienced mild illness, and have recovered from Covid-19 is not recommended," ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What precautions should I take when ...

While travelling it is important to follow all Covid-19 prevention measures, such as wearing a mask, washing hands ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

India's Mumbai bans public gatherings of five or more ahead of NYE ...

Indian authorities started to impose stringent rules on Thursday to prevent mass gatherings at parties and public ...

By Reuters

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How can I best teach my child about ...

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, it is important that children feel safe, loved, included ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Some nations rethink isolation, testing rules as Omicron sweeps globe

Global Covid-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period

By Reuters

New Zealand records first community exposures from border-related Omicron ...

New Zealand said on Wednesday that a person who tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 had briefly been ...

By Reuters

Government recalls new isolation and quarantine rules for fresh input

SA has recalled rules that no longer required people without Covid-19 symptoms to isolate or test if they have been in ...

By Nqobile Dludla

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can using a fan increase the chance of ...

Health experts have highlighted the risk of Covid-19 spreading when using a fan in enclosed spaces.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

SA study suggests Omicron enhances neutralising immunity against Delta

Research by SA scientists suggests Omicron infection enhances neutralising immunity against the Delta variant of the ...

By Juby Babu

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I'm on medication for a chronic health ...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) advises that people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, TB and HIV ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Is ‘long Covid’ contagious?

While many have developed persistent Covid-19 symptoms long after getting the virus, a condition known as "long Covid", ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

POLL | Are you 'Decembering'?

If social media is anything to go by, many users are seeing December differently this year.

Premier League reports record 90 Covid-19 cases in past week

The league said 12,345 tests were administered on players and club staff.

By Reuters

KZN is SA's new Covid-19 hotspot as 8,500 cases and 105 deaths recorded in ...

The NICD said on Monday there were 8,515 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed ...

By TimesLIVE

Joburg writer stripped of passport and quarantined in Kenya

Johannesburg-based writer Janine Jellars has lambasted the Kenyan government for confiscating her passport at the Jomo ...


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