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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | Covid third wave rolling relentlessly across Africa, so mask up

June 11 2021 -06:30

President Joe Biden: We won’t be safe from Covid-19 at home until we defeat it in every corner of the globe.

June 11 2021 -06:20

As the world enters a highly uneven #COVID19 recovery, who benefits and who is falling behind?

June 11 2021 -06:15

India records 91,702 new Covid-19 cases over past 24 hours

India on Friday reported 91,702 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, and 3,403 daily deaths from the coronavirus.

The South Asian country’s total Covid-19 case load now stands at 29.3 million, while total fatalities are at 363,079, according to data from the health ministry.

Reuters

June 11 2021 -06:10

Covid third wave rolling relentlessly across Africa, so mask up

Fourteen African countries are “aggressively” heading into a third wave of Covid-19 infections, and the delta variant, first identified in India, has now been detected in 13 states to date, said Africa CDC director Dr John Nkengasong at his weekly briefing on Thursday.

The continent is heading towards five million reported Covid-19 cases (4.9 million) and more than 133,000 deaths by Thursday.

Nkengasong said: “The continent as a whole is moving towards a third wave, there is no doubt about that. This is unfortunate, but it is what you expect in a pandemic. We need to roll out vaccines at speed and scale, that is the only way (to stop the virus).

June 11 2021 -06:00

The low-down on Covid-19 around the world, including Gauteng spike

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus across the world, starting with SA.

The number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases has surged by 8,881 on June 9, the biggest jump in infections in about five months.