Residents of Bosburg found themselves running to save their lives and their families members following a truck tank explosion that happened on Saturday, the death toll was at 10 people and now we are sitting at 18 as of this morning,” Joe Phaahla told reporters at Tambo Memorial Hospital, close to where the blast took place.
Health minister Joe Phaahla has told the media that while there was no indication of a spike in infections or hospitalisations after the detection of the XBB.1.5 variant, the country should not become complacent. South Africans breathed a sigh of relief this week after the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) resolved there was no need to impose restrictions after Stellenbosch University detected the country’s first case of the sub-variant, nicknamed “Kraken” after an enormous, mythical sea monster.
Few days ago, it has been reported that South Africa has found its first case of a coronavirus infection caused by the new, highly transmissible XBB.1.5 variant. After that several cases of highly transmissible XBB.1.5 variant got detected. Department of Health in the Republic of South Africa informed public to get vaccinated and also wear masks on public places.
People of Bosburg wound up hustling to save their lives and their families people following a truck tank impact that happened on Saturday, the death toll was at 10 people and as of now we are sitting at 18 beginning around close to the start of today," Joe Phaahla told columnists at Tambo Devotion Facility, close where the effect happened.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla has expressed confidence that South Africa will weather the new Omicron sub-variant of Covid-19 due to the country's strong population immunity against Covid-19. The briefing by Phaahla comes after the detection of a highly contagious sub-variant, called "Kraken," in at least 28 nations, including South Africa over the weekend.
After scientists from the University of Stellenbosch found a case of the XBB.1.5 Omicron sub variant in South Africa, Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla said at a press conference on Tuesday that there will be no new lockdowns or travel restrictions. In a random sample, the sub variant was found by a team at the University of Stellenbosch that does genomic surveillance.
The new, extremely contagious XBB.1.5 strain of the coronavirus was revealed a few days ago in South Africa, where it caused the country first coronavirus illness. Soon after, multiple cases of a highly contagious XBB.1.5 mutation were identified. The Republic of South Africa Department of Health encouraged citizens to be immunized and use protective gear in public.
Briefing reporters after a meeting on Tuesday morning of the government’s top decisionmaking body on Covid-19, health minister Joe Phaahla said the national coronavirus command council decided against imposing travel restrictions and agreed to step up SA’s vaccination programme, which has virtually ground to a halt.
It is still heartbreaking for the family who lost their loved ones on Christmas eve in Boksburg following the explosion of the gas truck . It is still heartbreaking however that the distraught families have a duty of identifying their loved ones who died as a result of the blast on Saturday .
Department Of Health To Meet With Scientists To Discuss New Covid 19 Variant Recorded In South Africa. The South African health department which is led by Dr Joe Phaahla, is set to meet with scientists to discuss the first case of the new coronavirus variant that was recorded in South Africa.
Pretoria – Saturday's explosion in Boksburg claimed the lives of 15 individuals, including three hospital employees and children. Sunday, Health Minister Joe Phaahla and Gauteng MEC for Health and Wellness Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko inspected the explosion's damage at OR Tambo Memorial Hospital. "Unfortunately, three of the injured employees have passed away.
At least 15 people were killed and many more were injured in a gas truck explosion in Plantation, South Africa on Christmas morning. The death toll was announced by Health Minister Joe Phaahla on Sunday. Tambo Memorial Hospital, where three of the victims were employed, was also affected in the explosion.
Several individuals, including children and medical workers, were killed in the Boksburg explosion. At least 15 people were killed in an explosion in Boksburg; among them were three children and members of the medical staff at a nearby hospital. After the explosion at OR Tambo Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Minister of Health Joe Phaahla and MEC for Health and Wellness in Gauteng Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko went there to assess the damage.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that a meeting will take place between himself and the national Coronavirus command Council. The emergency meeting will be held on Tuesday the 10th of January 2023, it will consist of members of the National Coronavirus Command Council, a group of scientists, the president and the minister of health, Joe Phaahla.
Sunday, police announced that the 32-year-old driver has been charged with several charges of homicide, negligently causing a fatal explosion, and malicious property damage. Initial investigations indicate that the gas truck became immobilized while attempting to pass under a low bridge, causing the explosion, according to authorities.
Following the explosion of a gasoline tanker in Boksburg, which killed fifteen people, the truck driver was detained at the private hospital where he was being treated. The police apprehended the driver of the gas tanker after locating him to a private hospital where he was being treated for minor injuries.
At a Friday memorial service for the blast victims, Health and Wellness MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko made the announcement. According to Nkomo-Ralehoko, this number could still rise. Three healthcare workers are still in critical condition, and ten of them died. Nkomo-Ralehoko added that 50 patients had been transferred to hospitals nearby, that four members of the emergency medical services were still in the hospital, and that four more had been discharged since the incident.
Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, the MEC for Health and Wellness in the Province of Gauteng, and Dr. Joe Phaahla, the Minister of Health, paid a visit to Tambo Memorial Hospital this morning. Thirty-seven (37) persons, including 24 patients and 13 staff members, were located at the hospital's A&E at the time of the explosion; all suffered severe burns and have been transferred to neighboring institutions.
Joe Phaahla, the health minister, stated that the nation should not undervalue the psychological effects of the Boksburg explosion. Speaking on Friday at the Boksburg Civic Center funeral service, Phaahla was a representative of the province administration. This happened after a gas tanker explosion last Saturday that claimed the lives of at least 34 people, including healthcare professionals.
Children and three hospital employees were among those killed in the Boksburg disasterPretoria 15 people, including three hospital personnel and children, perished in the explosion that happened in Boksburg on Saturday. Joe Phaahla, the health minister, and Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, the MEC for Health and Wellness for Gauteng, visited the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital on Sunday to determine the extent of the blast's damage.