Covid-19 live updates
Covid-19 live updates
ByTimesLIVEBrazilian soccer great Pele, 80, receives a dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Brazil, in this image posted on his Instagram account on March 2, 2021.Image:March 03 2021 - 10:28First private sector vaccine site for Covid opens in Western Cape
SA’s first private sector vaccination site opened in the Western Cape on Tuesday as the province vaccinated its 13,415th person against Covid-19.Gatesville Melomed health-care centre will be a dedicated site for private sector health-care workers in the Cape Town metro to receive their vaccines, said Western Cape premier Alan Winde.
By Tuesday 73,000 health-care workers had been vaccinated in SA since the rollout of vaccinations first started on February 17.March 03 2021 - 10:26Dutch police: explosive"must have been placed" at coronavirus testing locationDutch police on Wednesday said a coronavirus testing location appeared to have been intentionally targeted after an explosion went off before the site opened. headtopics.com
The blast in the town of Bovenkarspel, north of the capital Amsterdam, shattered windows but caused no injuries, police said.The explosive"must have been placed" there, a police spokesman told Reuters.ReutersMarch 03 2021 - 09:00Texas governor lifts state's mask mandate, business restrictions
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any US state on Tuesday, lifting a mask mandate and saying most businesses may open at full capacity next week.Abbott's executive order comes as many US states and major cities seeing a sharp decline in coronavirus infections and hospitalisation begin to ease the unprecedented lockdowns put in place a year ago.
“It is now time to open Texas 100%," Abbott, a first-term Republican, told a news conference. He said the order would take full effect on March 10.March 03 2021 - 08:25South Korea probing two deaths after AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccineSouth Korean authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the deaths of two people after a media report said the pair — both with pre-existing conditions — died within days of receiving AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine.
A 63-year-old nursing home patient with cerebrovascular disease developed symptoms, including high fever, after being given the AstraZeneca vaccine, Yonhap news agency reported. The person was moved to a larger hospital on Tuesday, but died after showing symptoms of blood poisoning and pneumonia, Yonhap said. headtopics.com
Another person in their 50s with a cardiac disorder and diabetes died on Wednesday after suffering multiple heart attacks, having received the same vaccine a day earlier, the agency said.March 03 2021 - 07:25'Hydroxychloroquine shouldn't be used to prevent Covid-19 infection': WHORead more: Times LIVE »
The IOL Sports Show: Penny Heyns says Tatjana Schoenmaker can spoil US party at Olympics
In the second instalment of The IOL Sports Show, host Zaahier Adams speaks to Olympic gold medallist Penny Heyns about the in-form Tatjana Schoenmaker’s chances of a medal at the Tokyo Olympics.