TimesLIVE Durban community activist and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Satish Dhupelia has died, his family confirmed on Sunday. Dhupelia died of Covid-19 related complications, according to his sister, Uma. “My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contacted in hospital and then Covid-19 also contracted while he was being
Timeslive The cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases in SA on Wednesday, 258 days since the first confirmed case was announced in the country, is 757,144. Health minister Zweli Mkhize said there had been 2,888 new cases identified since the last report on Tuesday. The figure recorded over the previous 24-hour cycle was 1,987 new
BB Kenya’s doctors’ union has issued a 21-day strike notice to the government after losing 10 members to the coronavirus in the last four days. The doctors accuse the government of exposing them to Covid-19. Four doctors died last Friday alone, although it is unclear if they had contact with coronavirus patients. The union’s acting
BBC Africa’s coronavirus cases to date now total over 1.8 million, according to the latest figures released weekend. At least 44,471 people have died from the virus across the continent, while nearly 1.5 million more have recovered, data from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) showed. By region, Southern Africa has
Timeslive Nearly 92% of people in SA who were infected with Covid-19 had recovered, the health ministry said on Thursday night. Minister Zweli Mkhize said that there were 671,579 recoveries recorded to date, at a recovery rate of 91.7%. In total by Wednesday night, 732,414 Covid-19 infections had been confirmed across SA. Of these, 1,866
Reuters KENYA’S President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the country’s nightly curfew to Jan. 3 as part of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 after numbers surged in October. Kenyatta said that in October alone, the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases had risen by 15,000 and the East African nation reported about 300 deaths.
Goal.com The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Ahmad showed mild flu symptoms following his return to Cairo on Wednesday, after his recent trip to Morocco where he watched the Caf Confederation Cup final between Pyramids and RSB Berkane on Sunday. Ahmad has immediately started his 14-day
Bloomberg South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner he attended on Saturday tested positive for the coronavirus. Ramaphosa is “showing no symptoms” of coronavirus infection and will be tested if he presents any signs, the presidency said in a statement posted on Twitter on Wednesday. The 67-year-old was
Sunday Times Luxury-branded handbags and wristwatches were the order of the day at a packed Sandton nightspot this week. Missing was a cheap accessory, a face mask. The Blackdoor Lounge brazenly posted hundreds of photos on its Facebook page this week of patrons drinking and dancing — packed together and not a mask in sight.
ANA Rustenburg – A Namibian politician claiming Covid-19 does not exist has suspended his father’s funeral, local media reported on Tuesday. According to a report in the daily newspaper The Namibian, Republican party leader, Henk Mudge, said the novel coronavirus officially known as Covid-19 was carefully planned by a small group of greedy people to
AllAfrica As of October 18, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,638,089. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,561, and recoveries 1,345,229. South Africa has the most reported cases – 702,131, with deaths numbering 18,408. Other most-affected countries include Morocco (170,911), Egypt (105,297) Ethiopia (88,434), Nigeria (61,307) and Algeria (54,203).
Reuters TUNISIA recorded 1,308 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the health ministry said on Friday, a record since the start of the pandemic, prompting the government to impose a night curfew in two governorates. The total number of cases has jumped to around 20,000 compared with roughly 1,000 cases before the country’s borders were
BBC AIRPORTS were closed in March after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed South Africa has opened its borders to travellers from all African countries, but has retained restrictions against countries with higher coronavirus infection rates including the UK, the US and Russia. The country closed its borders in March to limit the spread of
TimesLive SOUTH AFRICA has more than 665,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday. Mkhize said there were 1,906 new cases of the illness reported in the past 24 hours, taking the national total to 665,188. Taking into account the number of recoveries and deaths, Mkhize said there were 54,753 active
BBC THE head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control has praised African states for managing to curb the spread of coronavirus. Africa has seen about 1.4 million cases, and 34,000 deaths since March. These figures are far lower than those in Europe, Asia or the Americas, with reported cases continuing to decline. Early interventions
TimesLive Thirteen more fatalities related to Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday, bringing the death toll related to the pandemic to 15,953, the health ministry said. The Western Cape accounted for six of the deaths, followed by Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, which each recorded three. KwaZulu-Natal recorded one fatality. The Western Cape has recorded the
BBC South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and alcohol will again be on sale. “We have withstood the coronavirus storm,” said President
BBC The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Covid-19 outbreak in Africa may have passed its peak but warns governments not to be complacent as countries relax their restrictions. The number of new daily confirmed cases overall has been dropping, although some countries are still seeing a rise in cases. At what rate is
AllAfrica As of September 6, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,291,832. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 31,079 and recoveries 1,029,456. South Africa has the most reported cases – 636,884, with deaths numbering 14,779. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (99,720 cases), Morocco (70,168), Nigeria (54,905), Ethiopia (57,466), and Algeria
AllAfrica South Africa has the most reported cases – 613,017, with deaths numbering 13,308. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (97,619), Morocco (54,528), Nigeria (52,800) and Ghana (43,717). The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other