Cape wastewater treatment plants show Covid-19 Delta variant is dominant

Data from wastewater testing offers an overview of infections within communities and is a valuable source of data for Covid-19 decision-making

Vaccine queue jumping for sake of the economy, says official

But the Health Justice Initiative says the most ‘shameful thing is they are making allowances for premiers, MECs and a few students but not for a 30-year-old ...

Government to cover cost of vaccinating public sector patients at private sites

Demand from over-60s dip amid no-show rates of up to 80% at medical scheme sites

Sinovac’s CoronaVac shot gets thumbs up from Saphra

CoronaVac is administered as two doses, with the second dose administered between 14 and 28 days after the first dose

Holding elections will put lives at risk, says health director-general

Sandile Buthelezi says vaccination rates are too slow to ensure lives will not be endangered during the October 27 elections

Medicines regulator close to deciding on Sinovac Covid-19 shot

Government has ordered millions of doses from Pfizer and J&J, but not closed the door on negotiations with other players

Sibongile Zungu takes over as Gauteng health head as Covid-19 cases soar

Zungu was appointed the acting head of health in the Eastern Cape after the resignation of Thobile Mbengashe in September 2020

Shot in the arm for Africa vaccine output as Aspen gets R10bn

Financing deal is the first result of partnership launched during French president’s visit in May

US to donate one-million Pfizer jabs to SA

The bilateral donation is part of 500-million doses the US previously announced it would buy from Pfizer to donate to other countries

Gauteng hospitals stretched to limit as Delta variant rampages

SA’s three biggest private hospital groups have all recorded significantly higher admissions for Covid-19 in Gauteng during third wave

Delta now dominant coronavirus strain in Gauteng, NICD says

The Delta variant is 97% more transmissible than the original SARS-CoV-2 lineage, but vaccines are highly effective at preventing severe disease caused by ...

Low antibody count may help explain Gauteng’s coronavirus surge

Blood donor survey may shed light on third wave as the province bears the brunt

WATCH: The first mRNA hub in SA

Michael Avery talks to a panel about the first mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub in SA

Life Healthcare boss pleads for faster vaccine rollout as Covid admissions soar

Admissions to private hospitals group’s facilities have risen almost sevenfold from two months ago

As third wave approached, Gauteng dithered on getting Charlotte Maxeke fixed after fire

Blame game under way after long delays in appointing contractors and securing fire doors

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SA is getting ready to vaccinate over-50s‚ deputy health minister says

‘We want to move to the next cohort, which will be over 50 and then over 40‚’ Joe Phaahla says

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