Premier Alan Winde says that slightly more than 30% of Western Cape pensioners still need to get vaccinated.

During his weekly digicon, Winde again urged residents older than 60 to register and report for their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as possible.

To date, more than 60% of Western Cape residents, older than 60, had been fully vaccinated.

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The Western Cape provincial government has launched the Red Dot Taxi service.

The initiative was officially launched at the Saxonsea vaccine site in Atlantis and will assist residents, who do not have transport get to vaccination sites for their Covid-19 vaccination.

Premier Alan Winde says the Red Dot Taxi service consists of a fleet of 135 mini-bus taxis.

Read more on the initiative here.

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Premier Alan Winde says the lessons learnt from the first and second wave have helped the Western Cape suppress the severity of the third wave.

He says the province is now slowly passing the peak of the third wave.

Winde says the province’s healthcare-sector had been sufficiently prepared to receive and treat patients.

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Premier Alan Winde says the majority of the more than 50-thousand Western Cape residents, vaccinated on Friday, were young people between the ages of 18 and 35.

Registrations and vaccination for this age group opened on Friday, with thousands of young people registering for their jab.

Winde says these young people helped boost the province’s over-all vaccination-rate.

He urges those who have not yet registered on the EVDS-system to do so as soon as possible.

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Premier Alan Winde says the province is engaging with different stakeholders to put in place additional strategies to help re-open the province’s tourism sector to attract overseas visitors and to get the tourism economy up & running again.

Winde says boosting herd immunity in small Western Cape towns would help attract overseas visitors – who are cautious about contracting the visitors while on holiday here – to again visit the province.

He says a stakeholder meeting, is taking place today.

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