President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that South Africa will move from adjusted level 2 to adjusted level 1 as of midnight.
On Thursday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation about the decrease in the deadly third wave infections, with numbers dropping significantly. The Delta variant which was first discovered in India, and wreaking havoc there, is now driving South Africa’s third wave.The variant has been detect in 5 of our provinces, which has forced governments hand into such measures. This virus is thought to be twice as deadly with people having no full protection from it and people can easily be reinfected. A total of 16 302 new COVID-19 infections have been reported in the last 24-hours as.The NICD said 101 more deaths take South Africa's COVID-19 death toll to 87 626. A total of 17 505 358 vaccinations have been conducted.
20 August was the introduction of the vaccination drive to people aged 18-34 years old. The Vuma vaccination weekend campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated will began tomorrow 1 October . The vaccination drive is for people who can't get vaccinated during the week. Vaccination sites will be open across the whole country determined by the Department. To reach our goal we need to administer an additional 16 million vaccine doses this year.
Proof of vaccination certificates will be introduced under adjusted level 1 of the lockdown. This is in line with the World Health Organization.
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