South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, on special leave. Mkhize is implicated in the issuing of a contract to communications company Digital Vibes worth R150-million. President Ramaphosa places Minister Mkhize on special leave In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, the Presidency said the[…]
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has warned that if people do not strictly adhere to Covid19 safety measures during the festive season, the country is likely going to face a second wave of infections. This as South Africa’s number of new daily cases continues to rise – with 2 563 infections[…]
Turkey is experiencing the second peak of its novel coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday, while the government announced new restrictions on weddings and other social gatherings as daily cases and deaths rise rapidly. Fatalities have jumped to their highest since mid-May, when lockdowns were in place,[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will not be releasing any of the more than 70 medical advisories drafted by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19, despite calls from senior scientific advisors that it can only enhance public understanding of the pandemic. A significant number of MAC members have in recent[…]
South Africa has recorded its first neonatal mortality related to COVID-19 as cases increased to 18 003. In a statement, the Department of Health announced 27 more deaths, bringing the total national deaths to 339. Among those who died are a two-day-old baby and a healthcare worker. “Sadly, we have[…]
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has risen to 2 173, the National Department of Health announced on Sunday evening, while the death toll has remains unchanged. In a statement, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed the increase of 145 cases compared to Saturday. According to the statement,[…]
Two more people have died due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday. The number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa have also increased by 70 cases to 1 655, Mkhize said. The first deceased patient[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says 87 000 beds are available in public health institutions to accommodate Covid-19 patients. Mkhize, who was addressing the media on Wednesday, said the health department was anticipating the number of available beds to increase as time went on. He added there were adequate ventilators to[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned South Africans the government will take decisive steps to deal with people infected with Covid-19 who refuse to provide their personal information. Mkhize said should a patient refuse to provide the government with personal information – including a list of contacts – it would[…]
On 5 March, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced South Africa’s first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus. A week later, on the morning of 13 March, a Durban hostel resident – we will call him Mpilo – arose, then collapsed to the floor. His legs were not working. He[…]
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