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2006 virus deaths in Africa

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South Africa’s Covid-19 numbers on Thursday night: 7,808 cases, 153 deaths, 3,153 recoveries.

Black Britons more vulnerable to Covid-19

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A British government report says that in Britain, black people are four times more likely to die of Covid-19 than whites.

Coronavirus could stay in air

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Coronavirus seems to hang in the air in crowded spaces or rooms without ventilation.

Playing Chicken

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An American police department is warning the public to watch out for an “aggressive chicken” that has “failed to engage in proper social distancing”.

Swallowing a rock

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Poor @tito_mboweni, free but not free. “Not so long ago, I was a free man,” he tweeted on Tuesday.

Coronavirus 2

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American scientists have found a new strain of the coronavirus – and it looks to be more contagious than the early versions.  As well as being more contagious, it means that people who have already had Covid-19 could get infected again. Wherever the new strain appeared, it quickly infected far more...

437 new cases

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South Africa confirmed 437 new Covid-19 cases last night, making a total of 7,220. There have been 138 deaths and 2,746 patients have recovered. Worldwide the toll on Tuesday stood at 3,601,760 cases, 251,898 deaths and 251,898 recoveries.  The US alone has had nearly 70,000 deaths. This week, critics of President...

Mystery child illness

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A mystery illness affecting children with Covid-19 has appeared in Europe and the US.

Economic Fitness Front

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The EFF has a new rallying cry. The party is calling for lockdown regulations to allow selling of gym equipment.

Counting Cory

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South Africa had 6,783 Covid-19 cases by Sunday night, with 131 deaths and 2,549 recoveries.  245,747 have been tested—that’s over 10,000 a day in the last week. Africa had 42,769 cases and 1,759 deaths. SA has more cases than any other African country, followed by Egypt with 6,193. Only Lesotho is...