Premier Alan Winde has commended residents, between the ages of 35 and 49 years, who have come out in numbers to register for their Covid-19 vaccination.

During his weekly digicon, he said that even though the province’s infection-rate is now starting to flatten, people should still continue to register for and receive their injection to better protect themselves and those around them.

He says the province’s vaccination strategy is continuing to push ahead with more than 850-thousand residents that have, to date been vaccinated.

More than 10-million people South Africans fall into this cohort.

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The Western Cape Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchell has expressed his disappointment that, despite weeks of engagement, no agreement has yet been reached between taxi-operators.

Mitchell, during an online briefing yesterday said he had been in talks with representatives of Codeta and CATA, to find a solution to the ongoing taxi-violence.

Mitchell says the conduct of a criminal few, in the taxi-industry, is holding the livelihoods of thousand of Mother City residents ransom.

Mitchell and premier Alan Winde is again meeting with the provincial Police Commissioner, general Thembisile Patekile today to find ways to end the ongoing dispute.

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Premier Alan Winde has condemned the amount of fake news that has been circulating on social media, about apparent looting and violent protests here in the Mother City.

He urges residents to refrain from creating and circulating these fakes stories and says that, to date, no incidences of protests or looting have taken place here.

Winde says law-enforcement agencies are on high-alert and will react when their services are needed.

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Premier Alan Winde says the Western Cape wants to start vaccinating its teachers as soon as possible.

Winde says the province hopes to receive a large consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, which will be administered to the province’s educators.

He says it is very important that teachers, who interact with children from various communities on a daily basis, get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect them from severe disease.

Winde says teachers will, mostly, be vaccinated with the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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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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