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Second J&J shot prevents hospitalisation, severe Covid-19 – study  

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 A new study shows that people who receive a second dose of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine are less likely to end up in hospital for the... 

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WHO urges Southern African countries to scale-up health response as Covid-19 cases surge

By: Thabi Shomolekae     12th May 2022 Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa Dr Abdou Salam Gueye is urging Southern... 

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Covid-19: Just over 10 000 new cases recorded in SA on Wednesday

By: News24Wire      12th May 2022 South Africa recorded 10 017 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. "Today, the institute... 

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Covid-19: Western Cape braces for 5th wave

By: News24Wire      11th May 2022 The Western Cape is bracing for another wave of Covid-19 infections. The provincial Department of Health has confirmed that there has been a... 

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S Africa cuts back vaccine drive amid citizen apathy, may have to destroy doses

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2022 South Africa is scaling back its Covid-19 vaccination drive and may have to destroy doses because of a lack of demand from citizens even as the... 

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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future  

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2022 The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson... 


Covid-19: Masks must still be worn at schools, govt clarifies  

By: News24Wire      5th May 2022 The Department of Health has clarified that pupils should continue wearing face masks in school.  On Thursday, the department stated it was a... 


Mask mandate confusion: Children still need to wear a mask in school – for now

By: News24Wire      5th May 2022 A Department of Health statement that says school children are exempt from complying with regulations related to the wearing of face masks has... 

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Africa CDC urges Covid-19 vaccine buyers to order from S Africa's Aspen

By: Reuters     5th May 2022 Africa's top public health body urged all those purchasing Covid-19 vaccines for the continent to place orders with South Africa's Aspen... 

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Solidarity launches legal action against new Covid-19 health regulations 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     5th May 2022 Following the publication of new Covid-19 health regulations by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, Solidarity launched legal action against the... 

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South Africa records highest positivity rate yet of fifth wave

By: Bloomberg     5th May 2022 South Africa’s daily coronavirus test positivity rate rose to its highest level yet on Wednesday amid its fifth wave of infections. There were 6... 

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