Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

#COVID19: Over 24,000 Health Workers Infected In South Africa

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 5, 2020
The Coronavirus is expected to peak in South Africa by September, as some 24,000 health workers in the country have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday. South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with at least 521,318 infections diagnosed so […]

#COVID19: IMF Approves US$4.3 Billion As Emergency Support For South Africa

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 27, 2020
In a press release signed by Gediminas Vilkas– Media Relations Officer– on Monday, the International Monetary Fund(IMF) revealed it has approved $4.3 billion as emergency financial assistance to South Africa. IMF said the COVID-19 outbreak is leading to a sharp economic contraction and significant financing needs in South Africa. The Executive Board of the International […]

S/Africa: 71-Yr-Old Grandma Dies Of Shock After Being Forced To Watch Her 3 Nieces Raped At Gunpoint

by Seun Adeuyion July 2, 2020
A 71 year old grandmother died of a suspected heart attack, after being forced to watch her three granddaughters being raped one after another by a gunman at gun point in South Africa. The family is pleading with more witnesses to come forward in order for the rapist to be caught. The grandmother, was confronted […]

#COVID19: South Africa To Start First Vaccine Trial

by Seun Adeuyion June 25, 2020
South Africa will begin its first clinical trial this week for a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Participants from across Africa will be vaccinated in the South African-led trial, researchers said during a virtual news conference hosted at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg. Shabir Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at Wits University and […]

#COVID19: South Africa Reported 90,000 Violence Towards Women In The First Week Of Its Lockdown

by Seun Adeuyion May 25, 2020
In South Africa, authorities said there were nearly 90,000 reports of violence against women in the first week of a lockdown. Since the start of the pandemic, the U.N. reports that Lebanon and Malaysia have seen the number of calls to help lines double, compared with the same month last year. In China, the number of calls has […]

#COVID19: Lockdown Will Be Eased Further By End Of May — South African President, Ramaphosa

by Seun Adeuyion May 14, 2020
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa says the country will further loosen a nationwide coronavirus lockdown later this month as the number of confirmed cases crept over 12,000. The continent’s most industrialised nation went into a strict five-tier lockdown at the end of March. On May 1 it started to gradually ease confinement measures to level […]