With the Western Cape reporting in excess of 2-thousand new covid-19 infections per day, the province is about 2 to 3 weeks away from reaching the peak of its third Covid-19 wave.

This, according to the province’s Head Of Health, Dr Keith Cloete who outlined the province’s current covid-19 situation in this week’s digicon.

He says the province has now seen a 13-percent increase in cases, on a week-on-week basis.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says it is concerned about the sudden increase in Covid-19 infections in sub-Saharan African countries.

The organization warns that many sub-Saharan African countries will see a significant increase in infections as people start spending more time indoors due to the colder winter temperatures.

Director at the WHO Regional Office for Africa, Doctor Matshidiso Moeti says 11 African countries, including South Africa, Namibia and Zambia have reported an increase in infections over the last 2 weeks.

Moeti has urged first-world countries to release as many doses of their excess Covid-19 vaccines to help Southern African countries stave off a third wave of infections.

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