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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a ‘major incident’ as hospitals in city overwhelmed with...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a "major incident" in the UK capital as the city's hospitals verge on becoming overwhelmed with Covid patients.Khan said the number of coronavirus...

SA company gets R900 million to develop rapid Covid-19 test – using tobacco plants

Research into plant-based rapid diagnostic Covid-19 test kits, which aim to provide an affordable alternative to developing nations, has been given a major financial boost from Europe to the...

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine becomes the third shot approved for use in the UK

The UK approved Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine Friday, making it the third coronavirus shot to be rolled out in the country. The Covid-19 vaccine, which works in a similar way to...

Disasters caused $210 billion in damage in 2020, showing growing cost of climate change

A record number of hurricanes, wildfires and floods exacerbated by climate change cost the world $210 billion in damage last year, according to a report by reinsurance company Munich Re. Damages totaled $95 billion in...

National coronavirus command council to meet on Wednesday

The national coronavirus command council (NCCC) will meet on Wednesday. But this does not automatically mean President Cyril Ramaphosa will be announcing changes to the lockdown restrictions. Government spokesperson Phumla Williams...

Covid: Post-exposure antibody protection trialled

Ten people have been given antibodies as a form of emergency protection after being exposed to coronavirus, in the first trial of its kind. The experimental jab is being offered...

Covid-19: US imposes tests on UK airline passengers

All airline passengers arriving in the US from the UK are to be required to test negative for Covid-19 within 72 hours of departure amid concerns about a new...

UK has two cases of variant linked to South Africa

The UK has detected two cases of another new variant of coronavirus, the health secretary Matt Hancock says. The cases in London and north west England are contacts of people...

Coronavirus: France finds first case of new variant

France has confirmed the first case in the country of the more contagious coronavirus variant recently identified in the UK. The French health ministry said the person was a French...

Peak-days beach closure confirmed by second court ruling

Beaches in the Eastern Cape, Garden Route and KwaZulu-Natal will remain closed over key dates during the peak holiday period, after a court ruling.   The North Gauteng High Court in...

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