PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 12:50 PM IST
The first batch of 80,000 doses of the J&J vaccine, which has not been authorised for general use in South Africa, is expected to arrive imminently and will be given to health care professionals across the country, health minister Zweli Mkhize told parliament.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:01 PM IST
“In India, the South African strain of Covid-19 has been detected in four returnees from South Africa. All travellers and their contacts tested and quarantined,” Bhargava said during the Union health ministry’s press briefing.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:51 PM IST
Anban Pillay, deputy director-general at the Department of Health, told Reuters it was not true that South Africa had asked the Serum Institute to take the 1 million doses back, as reported by Indian daily The Economic Times.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:46 PM IST
South Africa are smarting after Australia opted to pull out of a three-test tour in March due to COVID-19 fears even though the hosts said they had invested a considerable amount of money to meet the visitors' lengthy list of medical safety demands.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 02:37 PM IST
South Africa is apprehensive about striking a new trade deal with the U.S. and would rather maintain existing relations with the world’s largest economy, the nation’s top trade official said.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Pakistan become the first men’s team to reach a century of wins in the shortest format of the game
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine needs to be stored and distributed at around -70 degrees Celsius, requiring countries importing it to have ultra-cold chain capabilities.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:36 PM IST
South Africa's decision on Sunday to suspend plans to roll out AstraZeneca's vaccine, after data showed it may not offer sufficient protection against the country's dominant coronavirus variant, has only added to Sicina's concerns.
ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
"South Africa variant of COVID19 is under the watch. It has come forward that this variant spreads faster. As of yesterday, this particular variant is not in the country," Dr Paul said.
Reuters, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:46 PM IST
India, with the highest number of infections after the United States, has yet to detect the South African variant.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Talking to the media on Tuesday, Misbah said the series against South Africa was very important after the poor performance of the team in New Zealand.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:26 PM IST
South Africa said on Sunday it would put on hold its use of the AstraZeneca shot after research showing it was only minimally effective in preventing mild-to-moderate illness against a variant of the coronavirus now dominant in the country.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 07:21 PM IST
South Africa trails Pakistan by 166 runs in a match it must win to draw the series.
By Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:24 AM IST
Vaccine makers suggested that it could make immunity from vaccines and infection of the old variant less effective.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 04:13 PM IST
South Africa have passed 300 just three times in their last 25 innings on the sub-continent and Van der Dussen said they had to adjust to conditions better in the second test starting in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has asked who will be held responsible for the omission of the dynamic batsman from the national side.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen led South Africa's resistance in overturning a 158-run first-innings deficit.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Kagiso Rabada, playing his 44th test, is now the youngest South African to complete 200 test wickets. He returned with figures of 3-70.
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 08:51 AM IST
New Zealand tightens quarantine as Australia decides on resuming travel bubble under which travellers could arrive in Australia from New Zealand without the need to quarantine for 14 days.
Reuters, New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 06:13 AM IST
The study was conducted on blood taken from people who had been given the vaccine. Its findings are limited, because it does not look at the full set of mutations found in the new South African variant.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 07:17 PM IST
The 35-year-old Alam hit nine fours and two sixes in a patient 109 off 245 balls, compiled in just under six hours, to help his team reach 308-8 at stumps.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:49 PM IST
Australia named a squad on Wednesday for the three-test tour which is expected to kick off later next month, though dates and venues are yet to be confirmed.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:51 PM IST
South Africa’s government started a 1.2 billion rand ($79.4 million) fund aimed at reviving the ailing tourism industry.
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:09 AM IST
International flights to Brazil, which depart from or pass through the United Kingdom and South Africa, have been temporarily banned to curb Covid-19 spread as new mutant strains of coronavirus have been detected in South Africa and earlier in UK
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Coming from a small town 'Khipro', a subdivision of the Sanghar division in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, Nauman is among a handful of players from the rural areas of the province to get a chance to play for the national team.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Ramaphosa, who currently chairs the African Union, said African countries wanted access to vaccines as quickly as other nations.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Azam has recovered from a thumb injury that kept him out of the two-test series in New Zealand, which Pakistan lost 2-0.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Faf du Plessis is expected to form the nucleus of the Proteas batting in the upcoming two-test series which will be first for South Africa in Pakistan in over 13 years.
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The first major mutation of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was reported from the UK in the so-called B.1.1.7 variant (also called VOC202012/01) ; authorities said in December that it was more infectious, and it was later seen as a factor in leading to the country’s worst wave yet.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The T20 matches will be played from Feb. 11-14 in Lahore and will feature very few of South Africa’s leading players in the format, with the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje all returning home after the two-match test series.