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Over 250,000 South Africans have tested positive for Covid-19

By IOL reporter 7h ago Share this article: shareTweetshareshareshareE-mailshare Durban – Over 250,000 South Africans have tested positive for Covid-19. On Friday the national health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize announced that the total number of confirmed cases in SA is now 250,684, an increase of 12,348 in the past 24 hours. The number of people who died from deaths related …

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We haven’t dug a million open graves, Gauteng Health clarifies

By Jonisai Lips July 9, 2020 Share this article: shareTweetshareshareshareE-mailshare PRETORIA – The Gauteng Ministry of Health clarified on Thursday that a million graves had not yet been excavated in the province to expect further deaths related to the rising number of Covid-19 infections. “There are no more than a million graves already dug in the province. The “over a …

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“No time for political theater”

The Herald Leroy Dzenga Herald reporter All political parties, public figures and even marginalized groups need to be responsible and avoid events that have the potential to spread Covid-19 during the ban, especially as locally transmitted Covid-19 cases are on the rise, the government said yesterday . This follows social media messages calling for mass actions. Complacency is seen as …

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A La Niña watch was on display

Unlike our traditional clocks for severe thunderstorms or winter storms, which will be issued for the next few hours, a La Niña watch will be issued if appropriate conditions are expected for the next few months. What are these conditions? Let’s dive in La Niña and El Niño are the cool and warm phases for natural cycles of the sea …

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Botswana receives first test results on the death of elephants

epa08524241 Aerial view of the carcass of one of the approximately 350 elephants that were found dead on July 3, 2020 in the area of ​​the Okavango Delta near the city of Maun in northern Botswana for unknown reasons. This unprecedented death rate for pachyderms does not appear in connection with poaching, as their coveted ivory tusks are still attached …

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Covid-19: Not enough studies in Africa – scientist leading SA’s first vaccine study

Prominent scientist P.Professor Shabir Madhi believes that there are not enough clinical trials in Africa. Said Madhi The University of Oxford had absolutely no interest in visiting South Africa for a vaccine study. He pointed out that the South Africans themselves turned to the University of Oxford to include the country in the clinical development plan. The prominent scientist who …

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Three people were arrested in KZN for cheating Toyota SA out of more than R 5.5 million

Three people who allegedly cheated Toyota South Africa of more than R5.5 million were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal for fraud, corruption and money laundering. According to the Hawks, 53-year-old Ravindran Pillay, who worked for Toyota in South Africa as a warehouse worker, generated orders for robot belts from Erenco Trading CC between 2015 and 2017. The 51-year-old Dhanapalan Pillay would allegedly …

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The search for the COVID-19 vaccine continues

JOHANNESBURG – Africa could receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if ongoing human trials are successful in South Africa, a university professor said on Thursday. The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 experimental vaccine is one of 19 vaccines that are being tested on humans worldwide to find vaccines against a pandemic that has killed more than half a million …

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