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SA health regulator approves J&J Covid-19 boosters

23 Dec 2021 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters
Paving the way for the shot widely used in South Africa to shore up protection against the Omicron variant.
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Gauteng, epicentre of Omicron outbreak, passes peak of infections – scientists

22 Dec 2021 /  Estelle Shirbon, Reuters
South Africa is monitoring hospitalisation levels very closely.
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One in four unvaccinated South Africans insist shots are unsafe

22 Dec 2021 /  Janice Kew, Bloomberg
Those who are open to getting a vaccine indicated this would depend on ease of access.

SA records lowest number of Covid cases in two weeks

21 Dec 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo, Bloomberg
The country recorded 8 515 new infections in the past 24 hours.

Ramaphosa back at work after Covid-19 – presidency

20 Dec 2021 /  Emma Rumney, Reuters
He would chair the final cabinet meeting of the year on Wednesday, it said.

Minister Mantashe gets Covid a second time

19 Dec 2021 /  Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg
The minister is in good spirits and in self-isolation, the presidency said in a statement on Sunday. 

SA Covid-19 hospitalisations fall for first time in weeks

18 Dec 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases, does caution that figures can be skewed by late reporting of admissions.

Inside SA virology labs

18 Dec 2021 /  Janice Kew, Bloomberg
Hunting for the next variant.

Covid infections are down in SA’s capital, wastewater shows

18 Dec 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg
Still, national daily cases hit a record this week and the incidence of the virus appears to be rising in at least seven of the nation’s nine provinces.

Ramaphosa recovering from Covid-19, symptoms still mild – presidency

17 Dec 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
Ramaphosa, who was given Johnson & Johnson's vaccine in February, tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

SA hospitalisation rate falls 91% in Omicron wave

17 Dec 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg
Compared with the same week of the third wave.

SA seeing slight increase in Covid-19 deaths

17 Dec 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
But off a low base.

SA to donate 2m J&J Covid-19 shots to African countries

17 Dec 2021 /  Alexander Winning, Reuters
The shots will be made available over the next year through a medical supplies platform set up by the African Union (AU).

South Africa daily Covid cases hit record; hospitalisations muted

16 Dec 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg 
As Omicron takes hold.

Surge in African Covid infections causing fewer deaths, WHO says

14 Dec 2021 /  Katarina Hoije, Bloomberg
Africa recorded more than 196 000 new cases in the week ended December 12, up from 107 000 in the previous week, the WHO said.
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