China pauses in memory of virus victims and 'martyrs'

2020-04-04 09:25

China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence.

Coronavirus: Government in contact with South Africans left behind in Wuhan

2020-03-16 14:26

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says government will be monitoring South African citizens outside the country, including those still in Wuhan who were not able to board the plane home.

OPINION | Coronavirus: Why I'm staying put in China, despite the SA government wanting me to leave

2020-02-28 11:22

For a South African, and especially an African, living in China, the decision by our government to evacuate South Africans from Wuhan comes with deep regret, writes Wesley Seale.

Death toll reaches 2 345 as drop seen in coronavirus cases - Govt

2020-02-23 15:08

As a drop is seen in Coronavirus related cases, the death toll rise by 109 bringing the total number of fatalities to 2 345, says the National Health Commission.

Coronavirus survivor recounts fear and horror stories: 'There were rumours I had mutated'

2020-02-22 17:04

Not knowing when he got infected, Xiao Yao opens up about memories of confusion when he discovered that he has the corona virus.

F1 | Russia says no to Chinese GP date swop over coronavirus

2020-02-04 13:22

The deepening coronavirus crisis has led to Formula 1 discussing the possibility of delaying the Shanghai Grand Prix in April.

Dead man lies on an empty street at China's virus ground zero

2020-01-31 11:18

A grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement at ground zero of China's virus epidemic, a plastic shopping bag in one hand.

Coronavirus will hit markets, but don’t jump the gun, investors advised

2020-01-27 17:18

The new Coronavirus has claimed 81 lives and infected almost 3000 people. Of all the cases, 44 cases were detected outside China.


Polokwane residents warm up to Wuhan group as awareness of coronavirus sinks in

2020-03-20 22:21

The panic initially displayed by Limpopo residents to a hotel in Polokwane - The Ranch Resort - being used as a quarantine site has now been replaced by compassion and acceptance as the reality of the coronavirus in South Africa takes root.

Coronavirus: SAA Airbus carrying 114 SA citizens repatriated from Wuhan lands in Polokwane

2020-03-14 10:54

A group of 114 South Africans who were repatriated from Wuhan City, China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have arrived back on African soil.

‘Africa at risk, given its fragile health systems’ - WHO alarms Africa over coronavirus

2020-02-23 15:14

The World Health Organization has warned that the African health systems is ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent.

USA: Russia is spreading disinformation about the coronavirus

2020-02-22 21:19

US officials accuses Russia of having thousands of social media accounts for running a coordinate effort to spread alarm about the coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to combat the epidemic.

Baby tests positive for coronavirus, hours after being born

2020-02-05 18:44

A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

Kenyan patient admitted to hospital does not have coronavirus, government says

2020-01-31 14:54

A Kenyan student who was admitted to a hospital in Nairobi after returning from China with flu-like symptoms, tests negative for the coronavirus, the Kenyan government says.

Project fear: Misinformation spreads China virus panic

2020-01-30 11:07

Misleading bat soup videos, vastly inflated death tolls, quack remedies and vaccine conspiracies - a global deluge of misinformation is compounding public fears about China's new coronavirus and stoking racial stereotypes.

CORONAVIRUS CHECK: Everything you need to know about China's deadly virus

2020-01-27 15:39

A new virus has killed 81 people in China and infected almost 3 000 people, with cases confirmed in several countries.

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