Pretoria – A vaccination crew changed into attacked with the aid of five gun-toting assailants and robbed of vaccination programme gadgets, such as three drugs and a telephone belonging to the authorities, plus six mobile phones belonging to the team of fitness-care people who were in Soshanguve, in northern Tshwane.
“The Gauteng branch of health condemns inside the strongest viable terms the attack on a Tshwane District vaccination crew the previous day (Saturday) in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, at round 9am. Five armed men who were in a white Toyota Quantum at Wonder City taxi rank in Soshanguve, robbed the vaccination group at gunpoint,” stated Gauteng fitness spokesperson Kwara Kekana.
In another incident, Kekana stated a automobile belonging to the West Rand fitness district services become hijacked whilst it turned into ferrying cellular website online system and gazebos in Chamdor, Kagiso.
“The instances of robbery for each incidents were opened at Soshanguve and Kagiso police stations,” she said.
“Fortunately no crew members had been harmed in each cases and counselling may be supplied to the affected body of workers.”
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Kekana stated the “mindless acts” came about at a time whilst the province is ramping up the vaccination programme with the aid of activating extra vaccination sites in all the districts.
“Our fitness-care employees stay the spine of the health device, even during the pandemic, as they continue to play a pivotal function in phrases of vaccination-programme rollout,” she said.
“We call on all contributors of society to work with regulation-enforcement organizations and percentage any records they could have on the 2 incidents.”
On Saturday, South Africa recorded 16 366 new Covid-19 instances and 21 Covid-19-related deaths, in keeping with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
“Today the institute reports 16 366 new Covid-19 cases which have been recognized in South Africa, which brings the whole wide variety of laboratory-showed instances to three 020 569,” the NICD stated in a statement.
The institute said this growth represents a 23.Eight% positivity price.
“As in step with the National Department of Health, a further 21 Covid-19-associated deaths were reported, bringing overall fatalities to 89 965 to date.”
According to the institute, a total of 19 715 126 exams were carried out in each public and personal sectors.
Gauteng stays the epicentre of Covid-19 cases, because it accounts for 71% of all of the cases.
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