01 December 2021
Writer: Sphe J Hadebe
SOUTH AFRICA has recorded a huge jump ever in the number of new positive cases of covid-19 recorded.
While we have remained in alert level 1 but the country continues to record rising Covid-19 cases and it is clear, they are not going to drop anytime soon unless an intervention is made.
Ramaphosa mentioned three options that the government uses to combat the spread of this virus. With these points, a hard lockdown was not on the cards as the government relied on them.
The first one was the health-care based system which is the wearing of masks in public spaces and avoiding crowded places. The indoors event are restricted as they pose a huge threat. Current restrictions only allows 700 people indoors and 2000 maximum outdoors.
The top epidemiologist, Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, who is also part of the Health advisory committee on covid 19 has issued a warning that indoor events will be prohibited for the unvaccinated people as they pose a huge threat.
Ramaphosa said that another point that the government is using is the vaccination roll out. As the new variant detected, which is called Omocron, government urged people to vaccinate as it will protect themselves.
Inasmuch as this new variant is not immune to the vaccine but getting vaccinated prevents you from being terminally ill with this virus. You will only experience mild symptoms which will last for a few days then it is over. No one has been hospitalized after they received their jab as it has been confirmed by the department of health through the reports from the hospitals.
Thirdly, Ramaphosa said that he has set a task team to look at making vaccine be mandatory in public spaces like malls and taxis plus in work companies. Already many companies have implemented the no vaccine no work policy which also includes the institutions of higher learning.
Ramaphosa said that with many people getting vaccinated, there will be no need for a hard lockdown as only the vaccine will assist.
Government has been applauded for this move, creating a solution rather than the derailing the problem.
The number of new covid-19 cases have doubled between Tuesday and Wednesday as the figures on Wednesday showed that there were 8,516 new infections reported the day before.
With this sharp increase, South Africa can expect a family meeting this weekend as Ramaphosa had said after a week he will coje back to state the solution and now it is obvious that the mandatory vaccine willbe implemented.
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