New Covid strain 50% ‘more infectious’, says Abdool Karim

Identified last month, the new Covid-19 strain – ‘501.V2‘ – has been seen as the driving force behind the rapid increase in Covid-19 infections in South Africa. Many have feared that the new strain may be more deadly. But according to Professor Salim Abdool Karim,...

Mkhize concerned over spike in COVID-19 cases among teens

The Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has expressed worry over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases amongst teenagers. Mkhize was speaking during a virtual address on Wednesday, 9 December 2020, giving an update on the country’s progress in countering the spread...

Mkhize confirms second wave of COVID-19 in South Africa

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa is officially experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. Speaking during a media briefing on 9 December, Mkhize said the spike in COVID-19 cases in certain provinces is the key driver of this second wave....