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SA reported the lowest Coronavirus cases since the arrival of the virus. Vaccines are working.

The arrival of the Coronavirus pandemic brought with it a lot of fear and anxiety. Never have there ever been a virus that can kill people so rapidly and spreads by a mere touch or contact with person's bodily fluids.

Unlike HIV that can be transmitted through sexual Intercourse or contact with a person's blood, Coronavirus can be passed from person to person through coughing or sneezing.

This virus has been the most difficult to control. Governments instituted hard lockdowns in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Lockdowns worked somewhat to slow down the spread of the virus but at a huge cost to the economy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa explained that the virus will only be eradicated through a cure or a vaccine. The world was only able to come up with vaccines. So far the leading vaccine across the world are Pfizer and Modena, Johnson and Johnson and Coronavac.

South Africa started its vaccination campaign with health workers who have been working under trying conditions risking their lives each and everyday. The second group saw those who are 50 and above receive the jab.

Currently the country is planning to vaccinate those who are 12 years and older from the 20th of October. This will be the lowest age since vaccines have been introduced.

I believe vaccines are working judging by the low numbers of cases being reported despite the country being under alert level one. The country was moved down to level one a few weeks back and unlike in the past cases did not spike.

Tonight a total of 15,026 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours with 210 new cases reported, which represents a 1.4% positivity rate. Sadly a further 7 COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 88,619 to date.

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