AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

19-Mar-2020 to 15:01

S/Africa joins coronavirus vaccine trials – WHO

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Coronavirus-hit South Africa has committed itself to participating in a series of vaccine trials for testing different methods and treatments for coronavirus, according to the UN World Health Organisation on Thursday.

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19-Mar-2020 to 14:34

S/Africa: By-elections postponed due to coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Thursday said it had shelved all by-elections scheduled for this week in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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19-Mar-2020 to 14:03

S/Africa’s consumer prices index up slightly – Agency

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s consumer price index (CPI) rose slightly to 4.6% year-on-year in February compared to the 4.5% figure of January, APA learnt on Thursday.

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18-Mar-2020 to 13:23

S/Africa: ‘Play football but behind closed doors’ – Minister

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s premier football league on Wednesday received blessings from Sports, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa to go ahead to play matches but on one condition – the playing must be held behind closed arenas due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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18-Mar-2020 to 12:47

Coronavirus grounds S/African Airways amid spreading pandemic

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — Declining demands for its services due to the coronavirus pandemic has forced South African Airways to scale down its operations, the airline said on Wednesday.

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17-Mar-2020 to 12:12

S/Africa’s ruling ANC postpones meetings over coronavirus

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has postponed all party meetings “until further notice” due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday.

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17-Mar-2020 to 11:08

S/Africa’s apex bank warns against 'coronavirus robbers' of banknotes, coins

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Tuesday warned the public against “coronavirus robbers” going around neighbourhoods to hoodwink people to give up banknotes and coins due to contamination of the pandemic disease.

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