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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 | Are antibiotics effective in preventing ...

Non-pharmaceutical measures such as maintaining social distancing, hand washing and self-isolation when sick are ...

Cabinet 'pleased' as SA reaches 50% adult vaccination milestone, says ...

More than 50% of SA’s adult population in five provinces have had their Covid-19 jabs, minister in the presidency ...

Just under 4,000 new Covid-19 cases recorded in one day

Daily official updates released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday showed that 3,785 ...

By TImesLIVE

Uber, Lyft and Disney end mask mandates as Covid cases fall in the US

Uber said that riders will have the option to cancel their trip if they feel uncomfortable with revocation of the mask ...

By Reuters

877 new Covid-19 cases in SA with most identified in Gauteng

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Monday there had been 877 new Covid-19 cases identified ...

By TIMESLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do people with weak immune systems ...

People with certain illnesses or who are on treatments that weaken their immune systems will soon be able to get an ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can Covid-19 cause nausea?

Though a less common symptom of Covid-19, the coronavirus may cause gastrointestinal problems, including nausea and ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do I have to disclose to my boss if I ...

The labour department published new legislation this week, strengthening employers' powers to require their workers to ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

SA records 1,867 Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths: NICD

SA recorded 1,867 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Wednesday.

By TimesLIVE

The more people vaccinate, the sooner Covid-19 restrictions can go: Phaahla

Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla says the more people vaccinate, the sooner the government could drop some Covid-19 ...

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How far is SA from reaching its initial ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla said the number of fully vaccinated individuals currently stands at about 17-million, or ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Has SA's Covid-19 infection rate ...

The Department of Health hoped that by the end of February the positivity rate of Covid-19 infections would be lower ...

SA records 1,853 Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths in 24 hours: NICD

There were 1,853 new Covid-19 cases recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday.

By TimesLIVE

ANC takes swipe at Gwede Mantashe after his Zondo commission jibe

Mantashe on Wednesday fired arrows at the Zondo commission, accusing it of making findings against him based on ...

Mawande AmaShabalala
Political journalist

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | If multiple people in my household are ...

According to Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, family members who are infected with ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

No Covid-19 deaths recorded in SA in the past day: NICD

No Covid-19 related deaths took place in SA in the past 24 hours, latest data from the National Institute for ...

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can I get Covid-19 from swimming in a ...

The World Health Organization says there is little chance of you getting Covid-19 from swimming in a public pool ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

160 deaths and 4,100 new Covid-19 cases recorded in 24 hours: NICD

There were 160 Covid-19 related deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday.

By TimesLIVE

Kabega Park police station temporarily closed for decontamination

The Kabega Park police station has been temporarily closed for decontamination after staff members tested positive for ...

By Riaan Marais

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can hot hand dryers kill Covid-19?

Hand dryers alone are ineffective in killing Covid-19, while using alcohol-based hand sanitisers and washing your hands ...

Gauteng records nearly 1,400 of SA's 4,500 new Covid-19 cases: NICD

Of the new cases, 1,376 were in Gauteng, 645 were in the Western Cape and 567 were in KwaZulu-Natal. No other province ...

By TimesLIVE

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.


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