South Africa is shutting down many Covid-19 vaccination sites
Many private Covid-19 vaccination sites in South Africa are shutting down because they are no longer financially viable.
At the same time, public sites might also function at a lower capacity as the sector is shifting its attention...
Vaccine mandates in South Africa — announcement expected soon
Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla says a team of senior government officials is ready to make recommendations to the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Covid-19 vaccine mandates.
Addressing a virtual media briefing on...
Google takes tough stance against staff who fail to comply with Covid-19 vaccination policy
Google has threatened to reduce pay or even fire staff who fail to comply with internal policies on Covid 19 vaccinations, CNBC reported, citing internal documents.
The Alphabet Inc. unit warned...
Ramaphosa tests positive for Covid-19
President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested positive for Covid-19 and is receiving treatment for mild symptoms.
Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele said in a statement on Sunday evening that Ramaphosa tested positive today after he started feeling unwell...
SA's trifecta of major coronavirus vaccination mistakes
The government has made three mistakes in its rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.
Only 38% of adult South Africans have been fully vaccinated and another 7% partially (as of 5 December).
The rollout has been driven by demand from the “vaccine...
MTN announces Covid-19 vaccine mandate
MTN says that it will implement a mandatory vaccination policy for staff from January 2022, as part of its commitment to protect the health and safety of its people and workplaces, and contribute towards the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations across its markets...
Big vaccination drive in South Africa — with cash prizes up for grabs
The National Department of Health will hold a Vooma Vaccination Week from 3 to 10 December 2021 to ramp up Covid-19 vaccinations before an anticipated fourth wave of infections hits the country.
The Vooma Vaccination Week is...
South Africa's fourth wave is here — and it is driven by Omicron
The Omicron variant has driven a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases in Gauteng and is expected to spill over into other provinces over the coming weeks.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said that 74% of virus...
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95% of Discovery staff vaccinated
Discovery Ltd. employees have strongly supported a Covid-19 vaccination mandate by South Africa’s largest medical-scheme administrator with almost 95% of them taking shots.
The Johannesburg-based company announced its plan to make vaccinations compulsory for...
Expect over 10,000 new daily Covid-19 cases in South Africa by end of the week
South Africa will see a steep surge in new daily Covid-19 cases driven by the omicron variant by the end of the week.
That is according to leading epidemiologist and former chairman of the government's ministerial...
South Africa begins dismantling State of Disaster
The South African government has begun amending the country’s health regulations so that they may be used to manage its response to the pandemic.
This was so the government could review the use of the Disaster Management Act to manage South...
South Africa considering mandatory Covid–19 vaccinations
The South African government has set up a task team that will undertake broad consultations on making vaccination mandatory for specific activities and locations, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.
In an address to the nation on...
No vaccine certificate, no alcohol — Finland cracks down on bars
Bars and restaurants in Finland refusing to use Covid certificates will no longer serve booze after 5 p.m. in the latest attempt by the government to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
With winter coming, days in the...
Covid for Christmas
The uptick in Covid–19 infections in Gauteng is concentrated in Pretoria students, but there is still hope that South Africa can avoid Covid–19 disrupting Christmas celebrations once again.
South Africa's fourth wave of Covid-19 can't be stopped
Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says the festive season coupled with the movement of people is expected to trigger the “inevitable” fourth wave of Covid-19 infections.
“This makes it more urgent that more and more people come forward to...
South Africa's fourth wave of Covid-19 will be mild — unless this happens
South Africa's strict measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus should limit the severity of the pandemic's next wave, the health department's Nicholas Crisp says.
Big Covid–19 vaccination weekend push — with R100 grocery vouchers
The South African government has announced another “Vooma Vaccination Weekend” for 12–14 November and intends to vaccinate 500,000 people.
“Help avoid the dull December we had in 2020. Join the 500,000 people who will be...
Apple forcing unvaccinated office employees to test daily
Apple Inc. will begin to force unvaccinated corporate employees to test for Covid-19 each time they want to enter an office, a move that tightens its virus protocols while still stopping short of a vaccine mandate.
The new requirement...