Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says discussions, on whether and when the country would go ahead with the introduction of a vaccine passport, is ongoing.
Gungubele says the aim of introducing the passport is to encourage more South Africans to get vaccinated.
Watch his response here.
- WHO: Majority of African countries past their third-wave peaks.
- Listen: A digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate will soon be launched.
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A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 869 202 with 4 667 new cases reported. Today 166 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 85 468 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 700 299 with a recovery rate of 94,1% pic.twitter.com/1whswfynkN
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 15, 2021
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 14, 2021
President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the National Department of Health for reaching the 1-million Covid-19 vaccination milestone.
Ramaphosa delivered the Presidency’s budget vote in the National Assembly this week and said despite the initial delays that hit the country’s vaccinations strategy, millions more people should be vaccinated over the coming weeks.
He says one of the biggest priorities of the Presidency, this year, would be to defeat and overcome Covid-19.
Ramaphosa says cooperation between African countries has helped the continent fight Covid-19 more effectively.
He said during South Africa’s chairmanship of the African Union, a continent-wide Covid-19 strategy was immediately developed and implemented in response to the virus.
Read the full statement here.
- President Cyril Ramaphosa has pleaded with South Africans to stand together and to hold back the third wave.
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— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) June 2, 2021