The World Health Organisation says almost 200 coronavirus vaccines are currently in clinical and pre-clinical testing. There are more than 963-thousand Covid-19 deaths globally. WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the overarching goal of the Covax facility that has been launched is to ensure that all countries have access to vaccines at the same time, […]

The World Health Organisation says that clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the coronavirus will be resumed. Last month the organisation temporarily suspended trials of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. More than 3500 patients in 35 countries have been recruited to take part in the trials. WHO’s, Soumya […]

The World Health Organisation’s Africa region says the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could deepen food insecurity and malnutrition on the continent. There are now more than 72 000 confirmed cases of the virus in Africa and over 2000 people have died. WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, says recent estimates suggest that as […]

South Africa now has four new coronavirus deaths bringing the total to 58 people who have succumbed to the virus to date. There are currently 3300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with over 1000 recoveries. Gauteng still has the highest number of people testing positive for the virus at 1170 followed by the Western Cape at […]

Many South Africans are complying with the current Covid-19 lockdown regulations. But political analyst, André Duvenhage, warns that there may be unrest if the lockdown is extended. He says the situation is becoming more and more uncomfortable, especially for poor people who are dependent on a daily or weekly wage. Duvenhage warns that as many […]

The World Health Organisation says the coronavirus pandemic is straining health systems in many countries around the world. There are now more than 730 000 infections globally and almost 35 000 deaths. WHO’s, Mike Ryan says, countries must continue efforts that have been effective in limiting the number of cases and slowing the spread of […]

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