Coronavirus Africa

Coronavirus Africa

Late minister Jackson Mthembu

South African Minister Dies Of Covid-19

SABC Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu passed on earlier on Thursday . The Presidency has sent condolences to his family. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” says the Presidency in a statement. Minister Mthembu has been described as an exemplary leader, an activist, and a life-long champion

South African Scientists Seek To Understand New Variant

BBC Scientists in South Africa say there is a “reasonable concern” that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled out in the UK and elsewhere, and warn that it makes the need for a global roll-out of vaccines “even more critical”. “It’s

SA’s Covid-19 variant: How much more transmissible it may be

Business Insider SA In the next few weeks, as laboratory work progresses, South Africans should get a clearer picture of its new Covid-19 variant, says Professor Tulio de Oliveira, director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP). KRISP coordinates the genetic research into the virus in South Africa. He warns that the new variant – called

England Bans Flights From South Africa, SA Visitors Due To New Covid Variant

Business Insider The UK government has announced urgent new measures to stop travellers from South Africa, after South Africa’s new coronavirus variant was found in that country. All flights from South Africa have been banned, and South Africans won’t be allowed to enter England. “From 9am Thursday 24 December 2020, visitors arriving into England who

Germany Restricts SA Flights As El Salvador Bans Travellers From SA

By Reuters GERMANY plans to impose restrictions on flights from and to SA and Britain after the two countries reported identifying a new coronavirus strain, a government spokesman said on Sunday. He said that the government was working on new travel rules and was in contact with European Union partners. El Salvador has also banned

Late Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini

ESwatini Prime Minister Dies From Covid-19

Reuters Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested positive for COVID-19 four weeks ago, has died at age 52 after being hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa. Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said Dlamini had been under medical care when he died on Sunday afternoon. The Prime Minister of the landlocked nation was moved to South

Mogoeng Mogoeng

South Africa Chief Justice Under Fire For Calling Covid-19 Vaccine Satanic

AFP South Africa’s chief justice on Friday vehemently defended a prayer he made against “satanic” Covid-19 vaccines, seeming to refer to a conspiracy theory that they could “infuse 666” into people’s DNA. Mogoeng Mogoeng, a devout Christian, came under strong criticism on social media following the prayer at an event in Johannesburg on Thursday to

SA President Ramaphosa warned that social gatherings can be ‘super-spreader’ events that carry a huge risk of transmission of viruses.

‘Covid-19 Doesn’t Take A Holiday’ –  Ramaphosa Ahead Of Festive Season

TimesLive THE time for caution is now, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday night as he warned the country about a Covid-19 resurgence during the festive season. “The festive season is approaching. Schools and places of higher learning have closed for the summer holidays. Many of you are winding down at work and will soon

Activists Fume As Eswatini PM Flies To SA For Covid-19 Treatment

IOL Durban – The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini who for the past few weeks has been battling to overcome Covid-19, has been transferred to an undisclosed South African hospital. Ambrose Dlamini had previously been transferred to a Lubombo referral hospital in the east of the kingdom designated to cater for Covid-19 patients.

Satish Dhupelia

Mahatma Gandhi’s Great Grandson Dies Of Covid-19 Complications

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

More than 1.5M COVID-19 patients have also recovered across continent, according to Africa CDC

Africa: Coronavirus cases top 1.8M, deaths near 44,500

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

SA’s Covid-19 Recovery Rate Climbs To 92%

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

President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya Extends Covid-19 Night Curfew To 3 January

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.