The department said BA.2.75 was first detected in July 2022 and it has made no impact. Social media posts doing the rounds claim the Omicron sub-variant is exceptionally deadly.
The NICD is trying to establish if there is a link between the fifth and fourth cases. Both patients recently travelled to Spain.
The patient is a 28-year-old man from the Western Cape who returned to South Africa in the second week of August 2022.
The Progressive Health forum is concerned over the treatment of healthcare workers who speak out against poor working conditions.
An SA student in Cuba accused of kidnapping was suspended and Deputy Health Minister Dr Dhlomo wants his punishment to be lighter.
Minister of Health Joe Phaahla says the NHI will be introduced in different stages in South Africa, not at once.
All people falling under the 50 years and older category are now eligible to receive a second vaccine booster shot.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla concedes sectors of the health system suffered from neglect since the onset and prioritisation of Covid-19.
DENOSA says the Department of Health should shoulder the blame for the nurse committing suicide, due to being unemployed
Since the security officer’s arrest, the MEC of health has called for more investigations into the theft of medicine in health facilities.
Sakeliga believe the new Covid-19 regulations turn civil society into state agents forced to implement governement’s rules at personal risk.
The Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union (YNITU) members will be airing their grievances through a march on 4 May.
The health minister is in court after only giving 30 days for public input on drafted Covid-19 regulations instead of the legal three months.
The latest update from the NICD has revealed that the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases has jumped up by 1 560.
The list of SIU targets grew again on Wednesday in the Digital Vibes case after the greenlight was given to go after five more suspects.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim told a broadcaster that mask-wearing should end, but the Department of Health doesn’t exactly agree
Vaccine uptake has dropped dramatically and there appears to be no push from the president or the Health Department to change this.
The Health Ministry said Dr Sandile Buthelezi had been cleared of the charges against him on Monday, in relation to the Digital Vibes saga
Omicron, the latest Covid variant, has caused quite a stir, leading to travel bans – with South Africa on the “red list” and vaccine concerns
Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says they will make reccomendations to the NCCC, in light of the emergence of the Omicron variant
The Health Department is investigating possible food poisoning following the deaths of five children who allegedly ate ‘toxic’ noodles.
Gauteng Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi has highlighted how Covid-19 vaccine vials have been ‘lost’ in the province.
Denosa says that it had to represent nurses in cases of negligence where the cause was both load shedding and failure of back-up generators, forcing nurses to use their cellphones in most cases.
‘I’ve never had the urge to eat anyone…What people are saying about the (Covid-19) vaccine…is nothing but a myth’ – Simelane
It looks like a child will find it ‘effectively impossible’ to try and get the vaccination without parental consent.