LIVE | Coronavirus infections rise to 1 187, SA's flu vaccines are understocked

2020-03-28 18:00

Stay up to date with the latest news, views and analysis as the number of coronavirus cases in SA increases.

Covid-19: UK police are using drones to 'lockdown shame' people for walking their dogs

2020-03-27 16:31

Police officers have set up roadblocks and are issuing fines to people who refuse to follow the lockdown.

The US now has the world's biggest coronavirus outbreak — its case total just surpassed China's

2020-03-27 11:36

The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now exceeded the total in China, where the virus originated.

LOCKDOWN | Ramaphosa writes to Parliament, reveals 2 820 soldiers could be on SA's streets until June

2020-03-27 10:42

Members of the South African National Defence Force could be patrolling the country’s streets well beyond the 21-day lockdown period.

Coronavirus: Bus transporting German tourists for testing breaks down - report

2020-03-27 09:45

A hotel bus transporting German tourists to Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to undergo testing for the novel coronavirus, has broken down, according to a report.

Kruger National Park tourist tests positive for novel coronavirus

2020-03-27 08:43

A French tourist who visited the Kruger National Park has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Melanie Verwoerd | Day 1: How to survive the Covid-19 lockdown

2020-03-27 07:00

There is definitely light at the end of this tunnel. The only question is how long this tunnel will be in South Africa. That will depend on how cooperative we all are in the next three weeks, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Wuhan study shows how social distancing to curb the spread of coronavirus is saving lives

2020-03-27 04:45

Was the rigidity of social distancing the reason behind Wuhan being able to drastically slow the spread of the new coronavirus, and what lessons can the world learn?

Johannesburg clinics will be operational during 21-day lockdown

2020-03-26 18:17

Clinics in the City of Johannesburg will remain operational during the national 21-day lockdown, according to Eunice Mgcina, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development.

A brief history of the coronavirus family – including one pandemic we might have missed

2020-03-26 16:45

How is it that the virus that killed one million people in the 1890s now causes no more than a few uncomfortable sniffles? This could possibly be a key case study in herd immunity.


You could be a 'hidden carrier' of the Covid-19 if you’ve lost your sense of smell or taste

2020-03-28 17:47

A sudden loss of smell or taste could mean you have the coronavirus, even if you have no other symptoms.

Cape Town woman died 2 days after getting test results: Coronavirus is everywhere, says husband

2020-03-27 15:02

The husband of one of the two women whose deaths have been linked to Covid-19 says he suspects his wife may have been more susceptible to the novel coronavirus due to a recently discovered blood clot in one of her lungs, Netwerk24 is reporting.

Nationwide lockdown: 'Justice will not be compromised' - Lamola says courts remain open

2020-03-27 10:52

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says courts will be open – but with restricted access – during the nationwide lockdown, which is aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus update: SA reports first Covid-19 deaths on day one of 21-day lockdown

2020-03-27 10:34

Your latest coronavirus news: SA has reported two Covid-19 deaths; President Cyril Ramaphosa gives SANDF their marching orders as the country embarks on a 21-day lockdown; Evangelist Angus Buchan tests positive.

How could you calm your child's coronavirus fears?

2020-03-27 08:45

How do you mitigate your child possibly taking strain with all the changes brought about by the coronavirus chaos?

PICTURES | First lockdown arrests made as police raid taverns and clubs

2020-03-27 07:22

Several people have been arrested for allegedly disregarding South Africa's lockdown rules that officially kicked in at midnight.

Adriaan Basson: 22 days ago coronavirus was not on our list of top stories

2020-03-27 06:00

Without being reckless and irresponsible, we will remain your eyes, ears and voice on the streets of South Africa over the next three weeks, Adriaan Basson.

Coronavirus news on social media stressing you out? Here's how to handle the anxiety

2020-03-26 20:45

'Breaking that endless loop of anxious anticipation' is key to handling anxiety and panic around coronavirus.

Govt vows school nutrition programme will carry on during national lockdown

2020-03-26 18:16

The Basic Education Department has vowed to work towards ensuring pupils continue benefiting from the school nutrition programme while at home.

Coronavirus: Breakthrough as researchers map out how the immune system fights the virus

2020-03-26 16:23

After a Chinese patient infected with the Covid-19 virus recovered before clinical improvement, researchers are hopeful their discovery will fast-track potential treatment for patients in the future.

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