Tag: national institute for communicable diseases

Update on Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine trial

It seems in South Africa this Covid-19 outbreak is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases is projecting that South Africa could come close to 408 000 coronavirus cases by the middle of next month. Right now it has over 118 000 positive Covid-19 cases with over 2000 deaths. On Wednesday the trials began and the first person was injected with a tested vaccine at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg. The university called for 50 volunteers and they got 300. What’s happening? Dr Anthonet Koen, Principal Investigator joins CNBC Africa for more.

Airlines scale back direct flights to China amid coronavirus fears

CNBC International discussed the possible impact that the Coronavirus may have on the aviation sector amid Airlines taking the decision to scale back on flights to China.

This is how the coronavirus will impact SA tourism, trade with China

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, China has taken preventative action to contain the spread of the virus by stopping all touristic tours domestically and to other countries.