The rich countries of Europe, North America, the Gulf and China are hogging most of the vaccines so far. 
Studies suggest that among children, under-10s are less susceptible and less infectious. Adolescents aged 16-18 transmit the virus as often as adults.
Speaking at a briefing on Monday on the new coronavirus variant, Mkhize said there was some evidence that the second wave of infections was being brought under control.
Some patients, especially those who had severe symptoms, may need to be booked off sick for longer than the set isolation periods.
The Indian government said the Maldives will receive a free supply of 100,000 doses of Covishield on Wednesday, while Bhutan will receive 150,000 as a ‘gift’.
According to government’s strategy, there will be three phases to the roll out vaccines in the country. The first phase is expected to start at the beginning of February, with 1.25 million healthcare workers first in line.

Covid-19 Mabuza leading Covid-19 vaccine rollout is like ‘blind leading the blind’

There are concerns that the deputy president may not have what it takes to ensure the country’s vaccine rollout doesn’t become an unmitigated disaster.

Covid-19 More than 2000 SANDF soldiers deployed to assist in Covid-19 lockdown efforts

The deployment will continue until the end of January, and will cost R95,666,944. 

Covid-19 What you need to know about Covid-19 vaccines

The availability of the first Covid-19 vaccines within one year is truly a unique one-off special human achievement and just shows that if there really is a will, there is a way, Professor Albie van Dijk.

Covid-19 Mkhize to visit healthcare facilities in Limpopo as Covid-19 oversight tour continues

Residents in Thohoyandou and surrounding villages in Limpopo said they were feeling the impact of the large number of people dying in their communities, with many families losing bread winners.

Business Ramaphosa: There won’t be many business opportunities during vaccine rollout

The ANC and the government have also been marred by allegations of corruption over the procurement of personal protective equipment.

Covid-19 UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries – WHO

The South African strain, which like the UK one is believed to be more infectious, has now been reported in 23 countries and territories, the WHO also announced in its weekly update. 

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Questions over constitutionality of state of disaster

Covid-19 Questions over constitutionality of state of disaster

Under a state of emergency, the state could infringe people’s rights without any need for justification, says lawyer.

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SA urged to follow Israel on Covid-19 vaccination rollout

Covid-19 SA urged to follow Israel on Covid-19 vaccination rollout

Move could see the entire Middle East country immunised by April.

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Safeguards in place if leader dies

Covid-19 Safeguards in place if leader dies

But mortalities could have an impact depending on the type of leader.

Infection Updates Daily Covid-19 update: SA records 9,780 new cases, 839 deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases now stand at 1,356,716, with 38,288 deaths.

Covid-19 Health professionals, SANDF to assist in Covid-19 vaccine rollout

The SANDF will be present at administration sites ‘to make sure that we secure this vaccine’ and for security purposes and each dose will be tracked.

Covid-19 Western Cape gears up for first round of Covid-19 vaccinations

The next surge was expected either in March or April, but in the meantime, it was forging ahead with its part in the preparations for the national vaccine drive.

Covid-19 UK registers record 1,610 Covid daily deaths

Britain is in the middle of a massive vaccination drive, racing to inoculate as many people as possible before the new strain spreads any further.

Covid-19 Eastern Cape govt raises concern over long queues at Home Affairs, post offices

‘Government is improving service provision so that these people do not meet at these centres in big numbers.’




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