Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
2 minute read
3 Jul 2021
5:27 am

SA provinces on ‘red alert’ as Covid-19 rages on

Reitumetse Makwea

Registrations on the electronic vaccination data system opened on Thursday and the health department said it aimed to administer the first doses of the vaccine to people over-50s from 15 July.

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Many provinces in South Africa were officially at “red alert” as Covid-19 continues to rage. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane told a briefing yesterday that the rest of the country would inevitably experience the same tsunami of infections as was happening in Gauteng. Epidemiologist Dr Jo Barnes said she had no reason to believe other provinces would escape the latest upsurge. “The only differences that we can expect are the timing of those peaks and how high those peaks will be,” Barnes noted. “If there are provinces with adelay in their peak case numbers, that will mean the country will...