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The Department of Basic Education has urged teachers and other school-support staff, who qualify for their Covid-19 injection, to get their vaccination this week.

This after the DBE announced the extension of the sector’s vaccination programme until 14 July this week.

Media relations-officer at the DBE, Terence Khala.

Khala says the DBE hopes to vaccinate the majority of the country’s more than 700-thousand teachers and other staff by the end of this week.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has again assured South Africans that, despite the initial challenges faced, millions more residents would soon be vaccinated against Covid-19.

He said this on Tuesday evening, when announcing the country’s migration to level 3 of lockdown.

Ramaphosa says millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines are expected to reach the country in the next few weeks to months.

He says global vaccine shortages also affected the roll-out of South Africa’s vaccine strategy.

Read his full address here.

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National Government says it is encouraged by the more than 2-million South Africans that have already registered for their Covid-19 vaccination.

Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, in a post-Parliamentary briefing said this shows the commitment of citizens to help the country achieve herd-immunity.

Ntshavheni encouraged those over 60, who are eligible for their injection, and who have not yet registered, to do so as soon as they can.

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Deputy Tourism Minister, Fish Mahlalela has encouraged front-line employees in the tourism sector – who qualify for their Covid-19 vaccination under phase 2 of the country’s vaccination campaign – to go for their injection as soon as they can.

Mahlalela visited the Garden Route and Klein Karoo district-municipalities over the weekend, to engage with role-players on how to help the sector recover now, and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

He says this may also encourage overseas tourists to again visit the country.

 

He says other workers in the sector, would be vaccinated under phase 3 of the vaccination programme.

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