COVID-19 vaccine developers shouldn’t cut corners: Epidemiologist

Countries around the world which are in a race to develop the first successful COVID-19 vaccine should not cut corners during the trial phase, says one South African scientist.

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US COVID-19 vaccine programme to start manufacturing by late summer: Official

Drug-makers partnered with the US government are on track to begin actively manufacturing a vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the summer, a senior administration official said on Monday.

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Russia hopes to enter last phase of COVID-19 vaccine testing next month

A Russian vaccine against COVID-19 could be ready for its final stage of testing as early as August, according to the head of the centre carrying out the trials. Russia’s Sechenov University says the first trials are over and the vaccine has been shown to be safe. But more tests are needed before it can be put to use. 

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Reallocation of resources for COVID-19 has adversely impacted health of women: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told an independent United Nations (UN) panel that the health of women has been adversely impacted through the reallocation of resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Severe cold weather not expected in Eastern Cape

The wet and cold weather system that is currently hitting the Western Cape will show its better side in the Eastern Cape, as the province will not receive the brunt of its force. 

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Western Cape residents warned of biggest storm ahead

The Western Cape Disaster Management has warned that the upcoming cold front could bring forth the biggest storm that the province has endured in recent times.

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South Africa reports 12 058 new cases

As of Sunday, South Africa reports 12 058 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID19 cases is 276 242, the total number of deaths is 4 079 and the total number of recoveries is 134 874.

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KZN recorded over 9 000 new COVID-19 cases this past week: Zikalala

Over the past seven days, KwaZulu-Natal has recorded over 9 000 new COVID-19 cases. This was revealed by Premier Sihle Zikalala in his weekly update on the pandemic.

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FEATURE: Duduza resident Lunga Maseko shares his coronavirus story

A Duduza resident, in the East Rand of Gauteng, Lunga Maseko recently tested positive for the virus and he shares his story, after receiving his test results.

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SA’s recovery rate remains below 50% as 13 497 new infections are confirmed

South Africa’s coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery rate remains below 50% at 48.4% with 127 715 recoveries recorded. There’s only been just a 1.2 percentage point improvement from Friday.

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COVID-19 cases at Correctional Service centres rise to 3 557

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has recorded 133 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases at their centres to 3 557.

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