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Nigeria Places Travel Restrictions on South Africans to Curb New COVID Variant

Passengers travelling from South Africa to Nigeria will be subject to strict regulations effective from Monday 28 December 2020. The latest travel restrictions follow the discovery of 501.V2, a mutation of Covid-19 which is more contagious than…

AstraZeneca’s Vaccine is Expected to Work on South Africa’s New COVID Variant, says CEO

AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine is expected to be effective against mutating Covid-19 variants, including those discovered in South Africa and the UK. "So far, we think the vaccine should remain effective," CEO Pascal Soriot told The Sunday…

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: Here is Where South Africa Stands

Only a massive global rollout of an effective vaccine can end the Covid-19 pandemic in the short term. The vaccine is being rolled out in the United Kingdom and United States. It’s expected to become available in Europe imminently. This…

South Africa Moves to Level 3 Lock-down as COVID Cases Rise Rapidly. Here are the New Restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move back to lockdown level 3, taking effect from midnight tonight. In an address on Monday evening (28 December), Ramaphosa said that the move is being done to limit super-spreader…

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) Wants a Higher Lock-down Level for the Country

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) wants the country to be taken back to level 2 lockdown - with more stringent restrictions on gatherings. South Africa has officially recorded more than one million cumulative cases of COVID-19,…