New York: The first injection to offer long-lasting protection against HIV is being rolled out in South Africa and Brazil, as an alternative to daily medication, according to the UN agency UNITAID. more
Omicron symptoms mild in nature: S African doctor

Johannesburg/UNI/Xinhua: Chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA) said most patients infected with Omicron Covid 19 variant got mild symptoms, while the unvaccinated pa ...

US, Australia ban entry to travellers from South Africa amid Covid-19 variant 'Omicron' scare

Washington/UNI: The United States and  Australia have issued official orders restricting travel from South Africa amid the growing concerns of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant.

WHO classifies new COVID strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron'

Geneva/JEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron.

Belgium detects Europe's first case of new COVID variant

Brussels/JEN: Belgium on Friday detected its first case of the new variant of COVID-19, which also marks the first infection in Europe, media reports said.

Pfizer to manufacture its Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa

Pfizer and BioNTech have said they will produce Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa in collaboration with Biovac Institute in Cape Town, in a move that would ease the supply of vaccines for ...

South Africa reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Cape Town/Xinhua: South Africa on Monday reported 124 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, bringing the total infections to 3,158 including 54 deaths.

South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency

New York, Jan 13 (JEN): What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis – or Listeria – has left more than 60 people dead across South Af ...