Babies that contracted Klebsiella still being monitored at Tembisa Hospital

Eleven babies that contracted the deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria are still being monitored at the Tembisa Hospital on Gauteng’s East Rand where ten babies earlier died from the infection.

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SA government warns citizens travelling to China to be well informed about coronavirus

The Department of International Relations and Corporation has advised South Africans travelling to China to be well informed about the implications of the rapidly spreading coronavirus.

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Mayor of China’s Wuhan draws online ire for ’80 out of 100′ interview

The mayor of Wuhan, the epicenter of China’s coronavirus outbreak, drew ire from Chinese internet users for what many saw as an over generous self-evaluation of his handling of an interview with state television – despite also offering to step down.

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SA teachers working in China told to prolong holidays due to coronavirus outbreak

Two South African teachers working in China have been told to prolong their holidays due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Australia confirms fifth coronavirus case from last flight out of Wuhan

Australia confirmed on Monday its fifth case of a new coronavirus, with health officials saying the case involved a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of the Chinese city of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban.

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Doctors, nurses receive guidelines to handle Coronavirus

Medical staff attends a patient with pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, in Wuhan.

The NICD together with the Department of Health has developed and distributed clinical guidelines for doctors and nurses in the private and public health sector to detect and respond to the deadly coronavirus should it spread to South Africa.

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More than 2 000 now infected with coronavirus; 56 dead in China

More than 2 000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people have died from the disease, according to figures released on Sunday.

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Hundreds of dead birds found in breeder’s farm

Parrots found at Farmall Parrots, where hundreds of parrots were found dead.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) says investigations are continuing after hundreds of dead birds were discovered on the premises of a prominent parrot breeder in Randburg, Gauteng.

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China virus death toll rises to 41, more than 1 300 infected worldwide

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China.

The virus has also been detected in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, France, the United States and Australia.

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Environmental activists threaten court action over planned wind farm in the Cape West Coast

Environmental activists and property owners along the Cape West Coast are threatening court action over the planned Boulders Wind Farm.

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SA ups surveillance for all travellers from Asia after coronavirus outbreak

South Africa’s Department of Health said on Thursday port health authorities have enhanced surveillance for all travellers from Asia, especially China, following an outbreak of coronavirus in the country.

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