Health Department unclear on when third wave will hit SA – Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize

Amid growing fears of a third wave of Covid-19 infections amongst South Africans, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Friday said that his department did not know when the third wave could hit the country, but said maintained it remained a big risk. The Department of Health (DoH) also announced that South Africans would be […]

COVID-19: 1,366 new cases, 62 more deaths

The Health Department confirmed 1,366 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 62 more deaths takes SA’s death toll to 53,173. The country’s recovery rate is at 95 percent.   COVID-19 recoveries are at 1,480,632. As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 554 975 the total number of […]

Health Minister Mkhize pleased with vaccination progress in Gauteng

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Thursday said he was happy about the progress with vaccinations in Gauteng. Mkhize is inspecting sites ahead of the phase two vaccination programme. Inspecting the vaccination centre at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital with the Premier and MEC. #IChooseVaccination — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 8, 2021 Mkhize began with a […]

Health Dept working on revised mass vaccination strategy – Minister Zweli Mkhize

The Department of Health is working on a revised strategy for its mass vaccination programme. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says this is to improve efficiency. The department says 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will land in South Africa in the next few weeks. It also announced that the last 200,000 Johnson and Johnson […]

437 new COVID-19 cases, 37 more deaths

The Health Department reported 437 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. SA’s death toll is at 53,032 after 37 more COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed. SA’s recovery rate stands at 95 percent. The department says the total number of SA’s COVID-19 recoveries are 1,478,820. As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is […]

COVID-19: 452 new cases, 8 more deaths

The Health Department reported eight more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking South Africa’s death toll to 52,995. A total of 452 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. The country’s recovery rate stands at 95 percent, with a total of 1,478,088 recoveries. #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 05 April. Use the COVID […]

SA COVID-19: Health Minister Mkhize cautions public to remain vigilant during Easter holidays

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize called on everyone in the country to be vigilant over the Easter holidays as many fear the period may usher in South Africa’s third COVID-19 wave. “We do not want to celebrate Easter with our friends and family only to bury them the following week,” he said. The minister said South […]

COVID-19: 1,273 new cases, 49 deaths

The Health Department reported 1,273 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. Sadly, 49 more people have died due to COVID-19 complications. South Africa’s death toll is at 52,946. SA’s recovery rate is at 95%. As the Easter weekend kicks off, KwaZulu-Natal remains the province with the highest number of active cases at 5 […]

756 new COVID-19 cases, 78 more deaths

The Health Department reported 756 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 78 more people have died, taking the death toll to 52,788. The department says 251,707 healthcare workers are vaccinated. Meanwhile, SA will remain on Alert Level 1 Lockdown during the Easter weekend. Some restrictions have stayed the same, while some have […]

Ramaphosa to meet premiers over Easter holiday restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to meet with premiers on Tuesday, with a decision around the restrictions during the Easter festivities expected to be finalised by Tuesday or Wednesday. Alcohol restrictions covering the Easter weekend, running from 1 to 6 April, remain a real possibility. While it was initially believed Ramaphosa would meet the premiers […]