Five Newsworthy Things in SA 22nd October 2021:

News in South Africa 22nd October: 1. No target set for child vaccinations: Health Minister Joe Phaahla said they had not set a target for teenagers they would like to see vaccinated against COVID-19 because adults still remained the priority. Phaahla made the comments at the OR Tambo Health Centre in Diepsloot on Thursday where […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 21st October 2021:

News in South Africa 21st October: 1. Covid-19 cases reach 17-month lows: South Africa’s new daily confirmed Covid-19 cases – measured as a rolling 7-day average – has dropped to levels last seen in May 2020, before the country experienced its first wave of infection. South Africa has recorded a daily average of 637 new Covid-19 […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 20th October 2021:

News in South Africa 20th October: 1. Teens can now get vaccinated: The Health Department said that it was expecting a significant number of parents and guardians to take their children to vaccine sites after school on Wednesday to get their Pfizer jabs. It is the first day that 12- to 17-year-olds qualify for a […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 19th October 2021:

News in South Africa 19th October: 1. School vaccination drive: Gauteng premier David Makhura says his government is working on a programme that will allow children to be vaccinated at schools. “We are going to use the schools as sites for vaccination. We are urging parents to consent. We don’t want to work against parents,” […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 18th October 2021:

News in South Africa 18th October: 1. Over 20mil vaccinated: On Friday, South Africa breached 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered, with another 154,000 people added to the tally of those fully vaccinated. That makes for some 35% of the adult population at least partially vaccinated. Ignore younger people, both less at risk of […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 14th October 2021:

News in South Africa 14th October: 1. State of disaster continues: South Africa will remain in a national state of disaster on Covid-19 until at least 15 November 2021, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on Wednesday, except in the unlikely event that it is cancelled early. That state of disaster was first […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 13th October 2021:

News in South Africa 13th October: 1. More vaccinations needed to hit targets: Business for South Africa (B4SA) says that South Africa will need to introduce a combination of mandatory vaccine policies and incentives if the country is to meet its national vaccination target in December. Currently, vaccination rates are well below the desired rate […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 12th October 2021:

News in South Africa 12th October: 1. Country in the clear as infections drop: For the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, all nine provinces are through the latest wave of infections and SA is in “a good place”. This is the view of Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, a senior researcher at the […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 11th October 2021:

News in South Africa 11th October: 1. Digital vaccine certification struggles: South Africa’s digital Covid-19 vaccine certificate system is experiencing teething problems following its launch on Friday. The health department says it will be resending all Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) numbers to assist people who are struggling to access their certificates. The launch of South […]

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Five Newsworthy Things in SA 7th October 2021:

News in South Africa 7th October: 1. UK set to slash red list: Ministers will slash England’s travel red list to about a dozen countries, but plans for replacing the requirement for a negative PCR test with a lateral flow one to avoid isolation hang in the balance. Destinations including Brazil, Mexico and South Africa […]

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