Premier Alan Winde says the province is expecting to receive around 260-thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine which, when it arrives, will be distributed immediately to qualifying residents.

He says approval is currently still being awaited from the US FDA on if the doses are safe for use here in South Africa.

Winde says Western Cape facilities and healthcare workers are ready to start administering the doses, should it arrive in the province.

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More than 110-thousand Western Cape residents – aged over 60 – have already been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Premier Alan Winde says there has been a marked increase in the number of people, in this age group, who have registered and reported for their vaccination.

He says more than 20-thousand pensioners and employees in old-age homes and care-centres have also been vaccinated.

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The Western Cape will open up to 274 vaccination sites over the next few weeks.

According to Premier, Alan Winde the close to 300 vaccination sites will be in operation by the start of phase 3 of the vaccination campaign.

Winde says the province is ready to drastically scale up vaccinations, as soon as additional vaccine doses are made available by national Government.

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The Western Cape Head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete says it is especially people in affluent neighborhoods of the Mother City who have contracted Covid-19 over the past 2 weeks.

Cloete says this has led to the significant increase in infections in the Cape Town Metro.

Cloete says the province is now on the verge of its third wave of Covid-19, with another significant increase in infections expected this week.

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The Ndlovu Youth Choir  has just dropped their music video for ‘Shallow’ – which features the choir performing a powerful rendition of the Oscar winning song performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the film, ‘A Star Is Born’.

The video was filmed in beautiful Cape Town, and the Mother City is really showing off!

The track is taken from the choir’s album, Rise, which includes covers of Blinding Lights and Jerusalema.

Also see: Tannie Evita has received her Covid-19 vaccination!