President Cyril Ramaphosa says weekend vaccination sites will open from Friday. Ramaphosa was giving an update on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 10-million-people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 countrywide.
The announcement comes after the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Sunday that South Africa had exited the third wave of Covid-19 infections, as daily infections were declining.
In its most recent daily update on new infections, the NICD reported that 2,106 new positive cases had been identified on Wednesday, 29 September. From 45,814 tests, this reflected a 4.6% positivity rate.
That compares to 22,910 new daily cases detected at the peak of South Africa’s third wave on 8 July 2021. The 7-day average at the time was just shy of 20,000 cases.
In other news – I gave birth to a star, says Pabi Cooper’s mom
Pabi Cooper is emotional after her mother appreciates her achievement in the music industry, and affirms that she’s indeed a star.
Taking to social media, the Amapiano singer shared a screenshot of her mother’s message to her. Learn more